Published on Jan 8, 2013
Akala is a renowned English rapper, poet, and journalist. Emerging from London's hip-hop underground, in 2006 Kingslee 'Akala' Daley) won the MOBO 'Best Hip-Hop' award for his debut album "It's Not A Rumour". Since then he has released his second album "Freedom Lasso" and toured extensively in the UK and around the world. He has also found the time to take his own energetic and original workshops all over the country working for clients such as the BBC, London Metropolitan Archives, Times BFI London Film Festival and various schools/youth clubs around the capital.
Breaking down the culture of cliché and stereotype that smothers the genre he loves is a major part of the mission he's taken on, and gives impetus to this third album of pointed, perceptive hip hop music from the convention-defying emcee. Akala has performed at various UK festivals including V Festival, Wireless, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Parklife and Isle of Wight.
Camerawork: Nathan Rae & Team - http://nathanrae.co.uk/
Post production: Elliott Wragg - https://twitter.com/EIliott
Audio restoration : Jorge Polvorinos - http://jorgepolvorinos.wordpress.com
Head of IT and Design: Vlad Victor Jiman - https://twitter.com/VladJiman
Intro: Mike Wood - www.completeedits.co.uk https://twitter.com/completeedits
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