AKALA – Wins Best Hip-Hop At The MOBO Awards

Akala Image“Do you ever feel like there’s something missing, stuck in a role, just playin’ your position, even when you scream, it seems no one listens, free as a bird, but it feel like prison”

Hooray! I’ve been listening to allot of Akala this year and I was pleasantly surprised when he got nominated for a MOBO. I sat down to watch the awards ceremony last night with the slim hope that he might win (He was up against big hitters like Busta Rhymes and Kanye West and UK talent like Kano and Sway). But against the odds he won and I cheered at the TV and waved my copy of his album around! He couldn’t keep the smile off his face when he was interviewed backstage. He’s on a totally independent record label called Illastate so it’s got to be a massive boost to get that kind of exposure.

If you don’t have a copy of ‘It’s Not A Rumour’ go get one right away. You can listen to snippets of all the tracks from the album on his site. You NEED tracks like ‘The Edge’ and ‘Bullshit’, which will both be fighting it out for inclusion in my tunes of 2006 list.

Order ‘It’s Not A Rumour’ from Amazon or HMV for only £8.99.

Click here to get an mp3 of ‘Bullshit’ for free, all you need to do is sign up to the mailing list.

Here are links to watch the videos for ‘Roll Wid Us’, ‘Bullshit’, ‘The Edge’ and ‘Shakespeare’ on YouTube.

Akala Website / Akala MySpace Page / MOBO Website

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