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When it comes to dropping knowledge over hip-hop and grime beats, who can do it like Akala? Dang Wordem May 31st, E-MAIL required - will not be published.
Terence Elliott-Cooper is a writer and student activist. Tuesday, August 14, akaka What do they fear more than a working class black male with a brain When our energy is harnessed, everything change Look at Pac, look at Marley, look vll Hendrix, look at Garvey This is the potential that is wasted on a daily basis A racist, classist world that we live in Still we come from nothing and we educate millions.
When not making music Akala spends some of his time running the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company, a music theatre production outfit he founded. Sister Outsider The Politics of Writing: Honouring a legacy Wednesday, March 9, 0: For Are You An MCAkala brings in the undeniable skills of Durrty Goodz — one of the most gifted lyricists the UK has ever produced — and Dexplicit akalq one of the most respect producers on the knowedge scene — to provide a lesson to some of the up-and-coming MCs who might think that becoming an MC is a shortcut to respect and money.
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In such a context, it seems evident that Knowledge is Power: The knowedge beat from Poqer works beautifully with the lyrics. Political Journeys Monday, March 21, 0: Volume 1 is destined to be an era-defining contribution to an always-morphing, always-necessary artistic form.
The message is loud and clear:. The mixtape ends with an upbeat celebration of the history of Hip Hop — Akala talks about its African roots, and again astounds the listener with facts about the cultural and historical context from which the music developed.
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Absolute Power is a highlight of the mixtape, with Akala taking a more mellow tone over a stringed sample. The HSC deliver education programmes and live performances in schools and theatres around the country, aiming to engage young people and help them develop skills in performing arts.
The last verse where the two rappers go back to back is a definite high point of the mixtape, and the laid-back Last Resort beat works perfectly. Akala fires off unforgiving triplets over bouncing drums and filtered strings, dropping knowledge about some of his favourite subjects: Akala Knowledge Is Power Vol. He then went on to quote a Shakespeare sonnet over the beat of Comedy Tragedy History, showing how well the two genres of poetry fit together.
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