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By Akira The Don on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Paul Wall and his wife flip my Nan’s favourite song into a heartbreaking lament to Paul’s syrup addiction. Could easily have been a train wreck, came out a beautiful record, high fives all round. Shout out Beanz & Cornbread on the beat.

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— By Akira The Don on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

By Akira The Don on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Chilly breaks down the mercurial wonder of iLoveMakonnen’s Club Going Up On Tuesday.

Meanwhile, here’s our remix, from way back in the Summer of 2014 before Drake jumped on it and Grammys beckoned.

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— By Akira The Don on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

By Akira The Don on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

ATD-HEADSHOT

The problem with being a dude engaged in a magnificent follical endeavour in the FACE AREA is literally the day after it reaches ULTIMATE PERFECTION it sort of goes to shit, so I cut it, and inevitably cut it too much and ruin it then I have to wait two or three weeks for it to reach ULTIMATE PERFECTION and then the cycle continues FOREVER and EVER and this is THE STRUGGLE OF MAN.

— By Akira The Don on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

By Akira The Don on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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OK Justified is fucking great right, but the issue with Justified, which returned this week, is Raylan Givens is a massive dick, and Boyd Crowder is an erudite bad motherfucker of biblical proportions. I really want Boyd Crowder to win, but there is no way Boyd will win cos Raylan is basically modern day cowboy James Bond and will have multiple series and movies in the future set in Miami and stuff like that so maybe I just shouldn’t watch it cos it’ll only make me sad. :RIP BOYD IN ADVANCE YOU BIBLICAL BAD MOTHERFUCKER. frown emoticon

— By Akira The Don on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

By Akira The Don on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Catpiss is on serious STUFF. Trippy Motherfucker status on a milli.

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— By Akira The Don on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

By Akira The Don on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Need a little something to get you into a creative mood? The chances are that music can help. Listening to music by your favorite artists can really boost your imagination, and it’s just the thing when you’re trying to develop a new look for your home. Let the music you love inspire your style.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé certainly knows about style and she’s experimented a great deal over the years, but some things have stayed with her through the years and helped to define R&B style more widely. To bring out this style in your home, use shiny fabrics for bedspreads and cushion covers, and hang long, floating drapes at your windows. Gold highlights such as mirror frames and candlesticks will help give your rooms that glamorous touch.

Richie Hawtin

A cool, minimalist style is best appreciated in a minimalist home with white interiors and simple, modernist furniture. Use blinds at the windows to preserve their clean lines. Black and chrome should be the predominant colors in furnishing, with glass tabletops and spot lighting to give you control over reflections. White tiles and steel countertops in the kitchen look chic without intruding, letting you fill the space with your mood.

Shania Twain

For a comfortable home with a hint of the Old West that really lets you feel the music, go for the rustic look, with bare boards on the floors, hardwood shutters at the windows and plenty of wooden furniture. Framed billposters look great on the walls, as do pieces of classic Americana art, and you can add unexpected elements like sequined cushions for that little extra sparkle on your brown leather sofa. Artfully arranged dried flowers make the perfect finishing touch.

Iron Maiden

Every heavy metal fan has at some point dreamed of a home with black walls, but in practice, it can look more sterile than desired, so mix it up a bit with shades of deep red, blue and purple, and let your posters stand out against these backgrounds. Position your main speakers opposite the windows and use thick velvet curtains to improve the acoustics at the same time as creating atmosphere. Ornaments like silver candelabras can complete the look, or you can go all out with an anatomist’s model skeleton.

Diana Ross

Recently developed metallic paints designed for home use mean anyone can make their home look as glamorous as a Diana Ross video. A velvet sofa or bedspread adds an element of luxury and high quality faux fur throws mean you can lounge around like a goddess. You can add a glitter ball for the full on disco atmosphere or use some of the latest LED technology to create low cost, environmentally friendly revolving spotlights.

When you use music to get you in the mood, the sky’s the limit. It’s up to you how far you want to go, but even little touches can help your home remind you of the sounds you love and really bring out your personality.

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015