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AKALA - Ten Years Of Akala (3 x LP)

Catalog Number: ILLA002VINYL

Label: Illastate Records

Format: Vinyl

Artist: AKALA

Release Type: Album

Genre: Hip Hop / Beats, Recommendations,

Availability: In stock


AKALA - Ten Years Of Akala (3 x LP)

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To celebrate 10 years since the release of Akala’s critically acclaimed debut album It’s Not A Rumour, Illa State, Akala’s very own independent home record label Illa State, are proud to announce they will be releasing a triple vinyl of selected tracks from each of his six albums chosen especially by his supporters online. This special edition album will be also available for download in digital format with several new tracks one of the tracks is Giants and features rising Reggae star “Kabaka Pyramid” & Marshall. To mark this unique milestone, Akala will be stepping out with his band on a live ‘10th Anniversary Tour’, taking his hard hitting live show to venues all across the UK and Ireland. His biggest tour to date and in conjunction with Live Nation, this whirlwind tour promises to be a real treat for his fans as he will be performing classic tracks from the ‘Ten Years Of Akala’ album alongside some special guests too. The tour starts in Gibraltar on 23rd September and finishes in Cambridge 31st October.

Ten Years of Akala gives one pause for thought – here is an artist that had it in him to keep his fierce independence when it was not fashionable, has performed in over 30 countries, released 6 albums, two books, presented the seminal ‘Life of Rhyme’ for Channel 4, founded The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company and has been a tireless voice for education and social justice in the UK and all over the world. Akala does so much it can be easy to forget that first and foremost he is an amazing musician. This anniversary release reminds us of that and the growth of a talent that has toured the UK and globally, all whilst being largely ignored by mainstream radio
for the past decade. Last year alone, Akala headlined four sold out shows in London (two at the Jazz Café, Rich Mix and Village Underground) addressed the Oxford Union and released part 2 of Knowledge is Power. His live show is 90 minutes of relentless tracks, backed by intense and stunning visuals, live drums, a DJ and with no need for a ‘hype man’. 2016’s upcoming tour starts in September and promises to be his biggest yet, with a London show at Koko, UK, US, European and Australian dates also to be announced. Fresh from an East Africa tour (Addis, Khartoum & Juba) Akala is ready to take on the world again in 2016. With part 4 of his legendary ‘Fire In The Booth’ which dropped in June causing an online storm, an appearance on BBC2 & RSC’s Shakespeare 400th birthday celebrations collaborating with Nitin Sawney and a reggae documentary on BBC4 to be broadcast in October, 2016 will continue to be a year of solid progress and groundbreaking, pathmaking vision from this artistic polymath.

1.Roll Wid Us
2. Shakespeare
3. Carried Away (feat Josh Osho 2016 Mix)
4. Electro Livin
5. Something Inside My Head (Original mix)
6 Comedy Tragedy (2016 Mix)
7. Find No Enemy
8. Peace
9. Yours And My Children
10. Welcome To Dystopia
11. Mr Fire In The Booth
12. Behind My Painted Smile Ft. Lowkey
13 Absolute Power (2016 Mix)
14. Maangamizi
15. Old Soul Ft. Asheber
16. Malcolm Said It
17. The Thieves Banquet
18. Murder Runs The Globe
19. Sun Tzu Ft. Asheber

Additional Information

Artist AKALA
Label Illastate Records
Format Vinyl
Back to date 31 Mar 2017

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