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Review: Akira The Don- Unkillable Thunderchrist

Thursday 24 May 2012
Words Spindle

Unkillable Thunderchrist is Adam Jan Narkiewicz, AKA Akira The Don’s, 28th mix tape. Residing in what he calls ‘New Olympia’ while the rest of us simply call it Stratford.

Being a politically infused mix tape, Unkillable Thunderchrist is a collection of social commentary coupled with exhaustion of a country running itself into the ground. Touching on topics that include the capital’s recent riots, with opinions strongly mimicking those of the majority of the country it would seem, a fact proved by the desultory 32% turnout in the local elections held earlier this month. With tracks that transcend delusion, the theme of the complete work glues together further – its opener entitled D.R.E.A.M (Debt Rules Everything Around Me).

Akira is, like many, annoyed at how easily led we all are by politicians, when they’ll never have all the answers, and the press lying through their teeth, their main goal being the selling of advertisement space, alongside the latest picture of a 19 year old topless girl with the obligatory speech bubble spouting incessant crap about how Nick Clegg likes waffles. And I imagine many of you reading this will agree: the majority of the British public takes what they read to heart too easily and simply become putty, easily moulded.

Unkillable Thunderchrist features cuts, claps, bass booms and whole host of other contraptions that in this weather, makes the perfect soundtrack to storm parliament and scream, “What the fuck?!” Joined by a host of guests including Envy, Joey2tits and Big Narstie, all helping to mix this tape up a bit – see what I did there? – Duly helping you calm down after you’ve burned down City Hall.

Highlights being Fuck You Pay Me, in which we see Envy stare down the barrel of a microphone with menacing vitriol against the world and his dog; along with Too Sweet To Be Sour, a more than worthy tribute to the recently departed Adam Yauch or, as he was better known, MCA.

While there are many political activists and many who religiously read broadsheets, I have just have one important question: what will it take to make everybody care about politics?

Words: Gavin Bevan