Akira The Don (real name Adam Narkiewicz) is an independent British musician. Born in West Bromwich and raised in North Wales, in recent years he has lived in Hackney, East London. His music and production traverses the boundaries between Pop, Hip-Hop, Indie and Dance. He lists influences including Ice Cube, Billy Bragg, Morrissey and the Wu Tang Clan. His debut album When We Were Young was produced by Danny Saber (U2, Black Grape), James Brown (NIN, Ash) and Emile (50 Cent). In May 2011, he released his second LP, The Life Equation. The album is co-produced with Stephen Hague and features collaborations with Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals) and Envy. A collaborative mixtape between Akira and Gonzales is currently in the works.