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ABOUT AKIRA THE DON

Akira The Don is a world-famous rap superhero, DJ, producer, illustrator, actor, public speaker and celebrated pop polymath based in Hollywood, Los Angeles. This year alone he’s played parties for Harry Styles, The Weeknd, Channing Tatum, David Hasselhoff, Rita Ora, The BET Awards, VMAs, Tesla, Surfair and more, performed alongside Post Malone, Tyga, French Montana and Migos, and failed to provide a booth-invading Miley Cyrus with a plughole for her phone charger.

LIL BIO TING

Raised in the Middle Earthian Welsh mountains, at 16 he left home and set off in search of adventure, traveling to London where he formed a rap group, played live with Public Enemy, Soulwax and Pulp, acted in some TV pilots, hosted some music festivals and edited a major music website. He then made his way across the Atlantic to America, and within the month was signed to Interscope records. He has since released three albums, 34 mix tapes (including the first ever online mixtape, ATD1), directed, edited and performed in countless music videos for himself and others, produced 3 UK top 40 hits, collaborated live with Andrew WK, Super Furry Animals, Chilly Gonazles, 2ManyDjs and more, performed at and hosted the culture-shifting Morrisoncon convention in Las Vegas, and judged a piano battle in New York.

In 2014 he formed the party DJ production duo MIDNITEMEN with longtime collaborator Wade Crescent, releasing a slew of remixes of the likes of iLoveMakonnen, Rae Sremmurd and Taylor Swift, racking in 100,000 streams on Soundcloud alone (before the latter had that account shut down), whist working on their debut EP and music video. He emigrated to Los Angeles in the Fall of 2014, and can currently be found DJing some of Hollywood’s most exclusive and ridiculous night spots.

Akira The Don