For those of you who are unaware of Akala he’s been one of the best and most honest rappers to emerge from the UK grime/hiphop circuit in recent years releasing two critically acclaimed albums on his own Illa State Records label, It’s Not A Rumour (2006) and Freedom Lasso (2007). He has fantastic lyrical ability through which he displays admirable self-awareness, streetwise raw aggression and of course intelligence, the good news is he’s back with a bang.
‘XXL’ will be the 1st single taken from his forthcoming album “Doublethink” and it’s accompanied by the rather impressive video which you can see after the jump. ‘XXL’ is an amzing blend of his renowned Shakespearean flow and wit, high energy and tempo which is bigger, badder and funkier than ever before. On this evidence, not that their was any doubt from this quarter, his new album should be another classic and which can’t be released soon enough.
‘XXL’ is out 19th April 2010 on Illa State Records.