Archive for October 29th, 2007

October 29, 2007

MP3 OF THE WEEK: Akala – Comedy Tragedy History mp3

“Wise is the man that knows he’s a fool, tempt not a desperate man with a jewel, why take from Peter to go and pay Paul, some rise by sin and by virtue fall”

Hurray! Akala is back with a new album ‘Freedom Lasso’, hot on the heels of last year’s superb ‘It’s Not A Rumour’ LP.  It was a home-made, independent record that never got the attention it deserved.  Although snatching away the ‘Best Hip-Hop’ award at the MOBOs from heavy-hitters like Busta Rhymes and Kanye West, was the classic British underdog story.

‘Comedy Tragedy History’ is definitely a highlight and a sequel of sorts to his last single ‘Shakespeare’.  The new album has a harder Electro edge, which this track mixes with some addictive high-speed Strings, like a Gypsy troupe hosting a rave.  Over this, Akala has a crack at rapping the complete works of Shakespeare while generally announcing his God-like genius.

Akala – Comedy Tragedy History mp3

Click here to buy Akala albums from HMV (You won’t regret it!).

Click here to visit Akala’s YouTube channel (Highly recommended, check out ‘Bullshit’) and click here watch Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ cut to new track ‘Electro Livin’ (It has to be one of the best fan videos ever).

Visit Akla’s MySpace page to download a freestyle he did over ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’.

Akala Website / Akala MySpace