Akira The Don and Wade Crescent
A mixtape can be a wonderful thing, personal, full of obscure gems, but get it wrong and the results could be disastrous. Luckily, Akira the Don and Wade Crescent have pretty good compilation with Stunners 130.
Essentially a musical collage, it features samples from artists as diverse as Lil Wayne, Duran Duran and Nirvana, ticking over seamlessly for the best part of an hour. Listening out for all the samples is a test in itself, so in that sense the album will reward repeat listens, but the album will stay on your collection for the purpose it was intended, as party music.
Keeping this in mind will excuse some of the more clumsy cuts on here, in particular the splicing in of snippets in Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip's 'Thou Shalt Always Kill', which sound jarringly messy as does much of the first third, which is congested with turgid gangsta stylings.
It is in the final third though, that it really hits its stride and becomes enjoyable on more levels; Daft Punk, Muse,
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Akira The Don - Interview
Akira The Don; What is going on?
The Anglesey born, angst filled indie rapper; Adam Alphabet, AKA Akira the Don has recently unleashed four bold and irreverent tracks onto the public by way of his first EP (on Something in Construction Records). He crushes the topics of binge drinking, insurrection and anti social youths into an easy to follow and digest format, before serving them to you in his inimitable and convincing style. Adam takes time to explain what drives him on and what music means to him, as well as discussing life generally in his typically convincing style.
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