Akala’s is a name that reverberates through the room even for those that haven’t heard the mastery of his lyrics in his music. Not all will know him as a stand-alone voice of sanity and salutary wisdom in Hip Hop’s ever increasing sea of predictability, but many will have seen him elevate conversation about black history and culture on the TV. This educated precision and awe-inspiring confidence is also deeply felt in his entire discography. Akala stopped releasing music ten years ago after the success of ‘It’s Not A Rumour’ stating that there was nothing more he could say with his music at this point. Which is why the 10 Year Anniversary Tour of the album is an exceptional opportunity for anyone lucky enough to acquire a ticket for this much needed powerfully political lyrical genius. With several dates already sold out, we recommend you get your tickets in good time.

Thu 13 Oct, 7pm at O2 Institute, 78 High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY. £15.75 www.seetickets.com

Thu 13 Oct
Rico Johnson-Sinclair
Published on:
Tue 6 Sep 2016