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Album Review: Akala ‘DoubleThink’

From the classical music that hits your ears on the intro, to the sickeningly insightful and observant lyrics and the gentle piano that signs the album off; DoubleThink, the latest offering from UK Hip Hop artist Akala, is not what you’d expect.

This is Akala’s third album and he’s come a long way from where he started on the underground scene back in 2004. He’s always been a highly lyrical rapper, with complex rhymes about widespread issues that would label him as a ‘conscious’ artist. A label that, on some levels, has been both a blessing and a curse for him, as conscious Hip Hop is effectively an oxymoron within mainstream music.

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Come on over to my space!

Remember that song?! Ok, it was technically ‘My Place’ by Nelly and Jaheim. It had that really nice, old school feel to it? REMEMBER?? (Nelly’s videos always had cheesy story lines with dialogue and all, didn’t they?)

Anywho, the purpose of this post it to tell you that the lovely Ondo Lady over at The Musings of Ondo Lady has featured me in her My Space post this week! It’s a feature where she asks someone about their working space, why they use it and what inspires them about it. It’s a cool little feature, and very interesting! I got to know about a lot of different bloggers through her previous ones.

So head on over >>> and leave a comment!

That’s a photo of ‘My Space’ up there by the way!

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Get on the Block!

You may have seen my post about Writer’s Block a few months back when I performed there. Well, I’m advertising it today as it’s for a good cause!

Writer’s Block is back on December 2nd for it’s final appearance of 2009. What’s great is that the lovely organisers are donating ALL of their proceeds to charity! The Boyhood to Manhood Foundation to be exact (

There will be poetry, live music, a short film screening, an electric atmosphere and a room full of London’s finest young creatives & lovers of human art. It’s a great night, and I can tell you that from personal experience. There’s also a first for Writer’s Block – OPEN MIC! So if you want to try your hand at entertaining the crowd at Juno Bar, now’s your chance!

The Features are well known, practically legendary poets, Polarbear and shortMAN & Ade Omotayo who is a backing singer for Amy Wino!


Juno Bar 134-135 Shoreditch High Street
Shoreditch E1 6JE. (Nearest tube: Old St)




£5 all night (donated to charity)



Seriously, I wouldn’t recommend it if I didn’t KNOW it was good, so get down to Juno Bar in Shoreditch on December 2nd for a guaranteed great night!

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