Bashy

Marvin The Martian On The Politics Show

So, an old mate of mine rang me the other day, looking for a suitable person to talk about The Dastardly Form 696 (notice how that's 666 if you turn the 9 upside down? HMMMM?!). And who better to talk about  The Dastardly Form 696 than erudite rap superstar Marvin (back with the best name) the Martian?

Quite.

Longtime Don-Watchers (heeeeey!) might get a kick out of clocking exactly who it is that rang me from The Politics Show an all. The boy done good. The KID done better!

Yes.

Indeed, I am totally Creating The News today. That Raekwon interview has gone and spread itself all over the net (word to P Money and the Rap Press Echo Chamber). A quick Google search turns up 4 pages of the stuff, incuding:

http://thequietus.com/articles/01708-raekwon-talks-joe-budden-method-man-beef http://2dopeboyz.okayplayer.com/2009/05/25/raekwon-on-coke-rap-debt-joe-budden-video/ http://blog.jokerbrand.net/raekwon-vs-akira-the-don-interview/ http://getknownradio.com/2009/05/raekwon-on-coke-rap-debt-joe-budden-video/ http://sketchesofmysoul.blogspot.com/2009/05/raekwon-speaks-on-cocaine-rap-joe.html http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.2762/title. http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/raekwonjoe-budden-jumped-in http://www.wedoitrightmag.com/2009/05/25/raekwon-on-coke-rap-joe-budden-and-the-wu-tang-vs-shaolin-ep/ http://www.defsounds.com/videos/Raekwon_talks_ob4cl2_coke_rap_joe_budden_more_w_akira_the_don http://getknownradio.com/2009/05/raekwon-on-coke-rap-debt-joe-budden-video/ http://www.forbezdvd.com/cod.php?v=MzQzNA http://showhype.com/story/raekwon_speaks_on_jeezy_rick_ross_and_joe_budden/ http://hiphopblips.dailyradar.com/video/akira_the_don_vs_raekwon_1_on_coke_rap_debt_joe_budden/ http://www.drewreports.com/2009/05/both-raekwon-and-redman-talks-about-joe-budden/ http://www.sohh.com/2009/05/raekwon_to_joe_budden_i_a.html http://www.thehustlafidecorner.com/profiles/blogs/raekwon-speaks-on-cocaine-rap

A somewhat less tabloid PART 2 coming SOOOOOOON...

And for my next trick, I will play THE GREATEST SHOW OF MY CAREER!

All Star ATD15

Sleeve by Akira The Don & Zef 2: Extra guitar by Jeremy Allen 6: Contains elements of Billy Ocean - Get Into My Car, David Hasselhoff - Jump In My Car & RZA ft. ODB - Black Widow Pt II 8: Daft Punk Da Funk & Dizzee Rascal - Sirens 9: Ft Dego Brown 12: Produced by Akira The Don 16: Recorded for XFM Scotland 17: Contains elements of Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - After The Watershed & Lethal Bizzle - Police On My Back 19: Produced by Akira The Don 20: Produced by Ripperman 23: Contains elements of Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms & 4, 3, 2, 1 - LL Cool J ft Method Man, Redman & DMX 27: Produced by Akira The Don

Engineered Recorded and Mixed by Akira The Don at Don Studios III, Clapton.

PAX!

Third Hand Wire Riffs

EDIT:  From September 2006! The first ATD mixtape/LP, wherein I produced and self-recorded in my very own gaff an album plus worth of songs on a theme (Britpop samples) and called it a mixtape. I'd just started leraning a bout compression, the self mastering is shocking, I hadn't learned to EQ vocals yet, but still the people loved it. There's some genuinely ACE stuff on here, some wonderful guest turns from my extended "Don Squad" family and I am, in retrospect, very proud of it.

ATD, Nu Olympia, 12/06/12

PS - Because I keep getting asked, the sleeve references the famous Patsy Kensit/Liam Gallagher "Cool Britania" Vanity Fair cover.

 

 

Original text:

OK, this is a fucking LP, first. Everything on here is by me, and my people, made especially for this tape, apart from three joints which appeared on previous ATDs and fit the theme.

I'll post a list of the sampled artists in a few days, but right now, you can have fun guessing. If you don't know anything about 90s indie, ask Jeres. WORD!

TRACKLISTING

Akira The Don - BOOM! (Remix) ft. Lethal B & Narstie Akira The Don ft JTWR - Daydreamer Akira The Don & Dego Brown - Melon Men Akira The Don - The Tree Akira The Don - The Fuzz ft Jack Nimble & JTWR Akira The Don ft Narstie - Gitmo Akira The Don & JTWR - Adored Son Of King Rebel - Angels Akira The Don & Marvin The Martian - The Girl From Mars Akira The Don ft Bashy - Wake Up Bashy Akira The Don & Envy - Enveh Don’t Give A Fuck Mary Turner - Something Changed Akira The Don ft Sage Francis - Shopping For Guns Akira The don ft JTWR & Miss OddKidd - AIDS and STDs Swine - We Are The Swine Akira The Don ft Narstie - Wonderwall Akira The Don & JTWR - Fuck All The Phonecalls Akira The Don ft Sage Francis - Slowdown Symphony Akira The Don - Speedway

 

 

 

 

Third Hand Wire Riffs

EDIT:  From September 2006! The first ATD mixtape/LP, wherein I produced and self-recorded in my very own gaff an album plus worth of songs on a theme (Britpop samples) and called it a mixtape. I'd just started leraning a bout compression, the self mastering is shocking, I hadn't learned to EQ vocals yet, but still the people loved it. There's some genuinely ACE stuff on here, some wonderful guest turns from my extended "Don Squad" family and I am, in retrospect, very proud of it.

ATD, Nu Olympia, 12/06/12

PS - Because I keep getting asked, the sleeve references the famous Patsy Kensit/Liam Gallagher "Cool Britania" Vanity Fair cover.

 

 

Original text:

OK, this is a fucking LP, first. Everything on here is by me, and my people, made especially for this tape, apart from three joints which appeared on previous ATDs and fit the theme.

I'll post a list of the sampled artists in a few days, but right now, you can have fun guessing. If you don't know anything about 90s indie, ask Jeres. WORD!

TRACKLISTING

Akira The Don - BOOM! (Remix) ft. Lethal B & Narstie Akira The Don ft JTWR - Daydreamer Akira The Don & Dego Brown - Melon Men Akira The Don - The Tree Akira The Don - The Fuzz ft Jack Nimble & JTWR Akira The Don ft Narstie - Gitmo Akira The Don & JTWR - Adored Son Of King Rebel - Angels Akira The Don & Marvin The Martian - The Girl From Mars Akira The Don ft Bashy - Wake Up Bashy Akira The Don & Envy - Enveh Don’t Give A Fuck Mary Turner - Something Changed Akira The Don ft Sage Francis - Shopping For Guns Akira The don ft JTWR & Miss OddKidd - AIDS and STDs Swine - We Are The Swine Akira The Don ft Narstie - Wonderwall Akira The Don & JTWR - Fuck All The Phonecalls Akira The Don ft Sage Francis - Slowdown Symphony Akira The Don - Speedway

 

 

 

 

ATD13: Ninja Babies Are The Future

I did it again! I saw the rain that fell in the night while you were asleep, and I made you a mixtape. it has more me on it than ever before. There seem to be 13 me songs. That is a lot. You should be aware that I have kept aside a bunch for the next one. Some fucking BANGERS as well. Anyway. Highlights of this include a topical reworking of R Kelly's Ignition, the speaker busting Why Lout? reunion that is Trouble, Narstie's love song, Scratch from The Roots' mouth-only BANGER, Morty's verse about not giving people blowjobs because she's 15, me and Trey's fucking insane musical collision... Envy in general. Man, it's all amazing. I got a bunch of Dego Brown production on here AND a Son Of King Rebel guitar solo. And lots of swang.

Tracklisting: Akira The Don ft Why Lout? - Trouble * T.I. - Why You Wanna Lil Wayne - Georgia Bush Young Jeezy ft Sizzla, Akon, Shabba Ranks & Vibes Cartel - Soul Survivor (Gun Session Remix) Akira The Don ft Envy & Pixel - Doobeydoo-Baw! (Ride) Dangerdoom- Corndogs Akira The Don ft Bashy - Oh! Envy & Morty - Bak Off! ATD To The Third Degree - White Whores Akira The Don & Envy - I Love You Ninjah - Mastercard Akira The Don ft Jack Nimble & Marv The Marsh - Admission (Remix) RZA ft ODB - Black Widow Pt 2 Akira The Don ft Dego Brown & Morty - Under The Rainbow (Remix) Adam Green - Nat King Cole 3rd Degree - Back In The Day Trae ft Fat Pat & Pimp C - Swang (Remix) Jadakiss ft Lil Wayne - Swangin'v Trae ft HAWK & Fat Pat - Swang (Chopped and Screwed) DJ Screw & ESG - Swangin And Bangin Scratch - 15 Layer Freestyle Scratch, Dego Brown, Morty, Pixel & Akira The Don - Rapping On A 15 Layer Freestyle Akira The Don - Never Go Out ft. Big Pun & The Smiths 13 & God - Men Of Station Pixel ft Marv The Marsh & Akira The Don - Keep It Movin Akira The Don ft Narstie - Wonderwall Akira The Don - Warlord

* - extra guitar by Son Of King Rebel

Cover star - Jesse James Hitchman. Photo by Flan.

ATD11: The Hundredth Monkey

Once again I stayed up all night and got this thing done when the sun came up. It was nice to hear 2 Unlimited again. I ended up with loads of unmixed stuff, so ATD12 will be coming sooner than you may think. I'd like to thank Narstie and Bashy and Solo and Oddkidd and JTWR and YT and Tre for safeness and cleverness. And you for listening. I am a little emotional right now. Love is love. Tracklisting: Nat King Cole - Nature Boy Akira The Don ft. JTWR, MissOddKidd, Solo & Narstie - Diamonds Are For Wankers Akira The Don - Kick In The Wonderwall ft. Oasis & Biggie Gnarles Barkley - Crazy Doctor, Bearman, L Man & Purple - Let It Go Bearman - Picnic Ears - Happy Dayz Bashy - Never See Me Fall Skinnyman - I'll Be Surprised Loco Locas - Super Mario Trife Da God - Drugz Chesney Hawkes - I Am The One And Only The 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Love Turns To Hate Busted & McFly - Build Me Up Buttercup Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You Pet Shop Boys - Shameless Paris Hilton - Screwed Akira The Don - Limits In Check ft. 2 Unlimited & Busta Rhymes Akira The don ft. Bashy & YT - Remerge Meads Of Asphodel - Jihad - The Grisly Din Of Killing Steel Bravecaptain ft. Akira The Don - Jerusalem Akira The Don - Kill All Hippies Dead ft. Biggie & PRML SCRM Trick Daddy - I Wanna Sing Why Lout? - No Lisence Fee John Cale - Paris 1919 Akira The Don - Over The Rainbow

CLONES

About: We flew Bashy out to New York to do the vocals for this (and a verse for an alternate take of Oh! (What A Glorious Thing), which you can find on Thieving). He had a lolly on him at all times, and kept texting girls from the vocal booth an pissing off the engineer. Getting him into clubs in Manhattan that night was tricky, because he was underage, but we managed with the help of The Legendary Spiky Phill.

WATCH

The Alice Cooper approved video

Bootlegs & Remixes

Akira The Don - Bootlegs & RemixesWhite Label Released: DJ only promo, 2005 Tracklisting: Side A

Liverpool Liverpool (Radioactive Man's Kings Of Europe Remix) Clones (Danny Saber Remix) Clones (Whitey's Scott Free Remix) Clones (Mothboy Remix)

Side B Diamonds, Mines ft Narstie, Solo & Bashy Dreams - ft Narstie & Swiss Where We're From - ft Narstie & Bashy Sucking On A Cock - ft Face The Illustrated ft Mothboy & Cibelle

ATD 9

I mixed this bastard on the night of June 22nd, through to the morning of June 23rd, needing to catch a plane to Prague in mere hours. Diamonds... and Still were recorded by Matt F at The Dairy. Oh! was recorded live for Huw Stevens' Radio 1 show. I would type more, but I hurt. And have to catch a plane. PEACE! Tracklisting: Narstie, Solo, Bashy & Akira The Don - Diamonds, Mines Roll Deep - Shake A Leg Looptroop - Fort Europa Fat Joe - Beat Novacaine Big Pun - Firewater Dead Prez & Talib Kweli - Sharp Shooters Black Market Militia - Thug Nation Anth Latue - Life's Crazy Part II Akira The Don feat. John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, ODB, Ludacris, Beni Benassi & Wade Crescent - Rawgrease System Of A Down feat Lil KIm - Violent Pornography The Streets feat Roll Deep - Let's Push Things Forward (Remix) Bruza - Get Me Akon VS Biggie & Kim Jong II - Ronery (ATD mix) George Fornby - With Me Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock Akira The Don feat. Bashy - Oh! (What A Glorious Things) Aceyalone, Zack de la Rocha, Dead Prez, Black Thought, Goldii Loks, Pharoahe Monch, Wise Intelligent, Chuck D, Slimkid Tre, Gene Gray, Channel Live, Divine Styler, Sayeed, Tragedy, The Last Emperor, & p.e.a.c.e. - Mumia 911 Damian Marley - Jamrock Paul Oakenfold feat Nelly Furtado & Tricky - The Harder They Come Akira The Don VS Dead Prez & Cyndi Lauper - Time Cex- Furcoat Jehst & Yungun - Spend It On Diamond D feat. Big L, Lord Finesse, A.G. & Fat Joe - 5 Fingas Of Death Narstie, Solo & Akira The Don - Still Bill Bailey - Unisex Chip Shop Face - Stress Akira The Don VS Snoop Dogg, Bronski Beat & Belinda Carlisle - Smalltown Boi