Rapper Akala speaks about hip-hop’s history at Hackney youth club

Rapper Akala (centre) visited the Concorde Youth Hub

Rapper Akala (centre) visited the Concorde Youth Hub - Credit: Concorde Youth Hub

Concorde Youth club members were given a night to remember when the rapper and poet Akala came to speak to them about the history of hip-hop.

Rapper Akala (centre) visited the Concorde Youth Hub

Rapper Akala (centre) visited the Concorde Youth Hub - Credit: Concorde Youth Hub

The younger brother of Ms Dynamite posted pictures of himself and the 150 attendees on his Instagram page.

Youth worker Joyclen Brodie-Mends said: “Young and older people were completely engaged and hanging on to Akala’s every last word.

“He encouraged listeners to think about ‘what more can I do to better myself and the community I live in’.

Kingslee James Daley’s stagename Akala is a Buddhist word for “immovable”. He was voted the Best Hip Hop Act at the MOBO Awards in 2006.

Rapper Akala visited the Concorde Youth Hub

Rapper Akala visited the Concorde Youth Hub - Credit: Concorde Youth Hub


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