Akala

BASHY – HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE: RICHARD II ‘BEING SO GREAT’ [SPOKEN BARS]

A Hip-hop Shakespeare & Kash film — created as part of Hip-Hop Shakespeare’s ‘In My Mind’s Eye’ youth project led by @Akalamusic. For more information on The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company (projects, live events and touring music theatre productions) check the website: http://www.hiphopshakespeare.com Speech taken from Hip-hop Shakespeare’s current production of Richard II LIVE! – now showing at the Southbank Centre:http://bit.ly/r2live2014-sbc  

UK DEBATE (WATCH): BEING A MAN 2014 – ‘GANGING UP’ (FEATURING AKALA)

David Cohen, Campaigns Editor at the London Evening Standard leads a discussion with Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids Company, former gang members Feras Al-Bakri and Karl Lokko and hip-hop artist Akala to investigate the impact of gang culture on young people, rites of passage and the sense of ‘family’ that attracts young men to gang membership. The session is introduced by Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly. [Thanks Lorraine] This was brilliant. Well done to everyone on the panel.

VIDEO: RAPPER AKALA AND EDL LEADER TOMMY ROBINSON APPEAR ON ‘BBC FREE SPEECH’

Last month rapper Akala appeared on the talk show BBC Free Speech and responded to EDL (English Defense League) leader Tommy “I am not racist… I had muslims at my wedding” Robinson’s views on Islam, muslims and racism in Britain. [Thanks Lorraine] YES AKALA! When Akala schools Tommy on British soldier Christopher Alder who died in police custody in 1998, the look on that clown’s face afterwards. Hahaha. OWNED! CLICK HERE to read about the death of Christopher Alder.  Rest In Peace. Your thoughts please….

QUOTES OF THE DAY: UK RAPPER AKALA

“I remember the Daily Mail wrote an article about my sister (Ms Dynamite) at the time,” he says, “and essentially their argument was, ‘Well, she’s not really black, is she – she’s quite clever and she’s got a white mum!’ It was so funny the way they tried to co-opt us. Remember that big story about Bob Marley and his ‘white dad’ last year? He was unequivocally black power, but he’s rewritten as this fun-loving Rasta. Mark Duggan [the Tottenham man shot by police []