Kingslee James Daley, better known by the stage name Akala, is a dope English rapper that I want our audience to get into. He's also a fantastic academic. Voted the Best Hip Hop Act at the MOBO Awards (London), his lyrics are meaningful, conscious and competitive! In 2006 he released his first album – It's Not a Rumour. This breakthrough album, contained the single "Shakespeare", his self-proclaimed title - "The Black Shakespeare". Additionally in 2006, a mixtape entitled A Little Darker was released under the name "Illa State", featuring Akala and his sister Ms. Dynamite, as well as cameo appearances by many other artists. A live session on BBC Radio 1Xtra Akala was challenged to come up with a rap containing as many Shakespeare play titles as he could manage, he wrote and performed a minute-long rap containing 27 different Shakespeare play titles in under half an hour.
In 2007 Akala was the first hip hop artist to perform his own headline concert in Vietnam!
Get to know this talented brother... btw/ the stagename Akala is a Buddhist term for Immovable!