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Akala interview by moi

Stumbled across this interview Grime Daily. Obviously I'd seen it before but here's an interview I did with UK rapper Akala. He speaks on grime being an extension of hip hop, rejecting the "positive rapper" title, lyrics versus flow and as it's black History month, an inspirational black british icon.

Did this interview about 2 hours after I'd woken up to a text confirming it (late night). Never did a press day before in my life. Well not one like this. Everyone sitting in the same room waiting their turn. Hearing what everyone else has asked can throw you off 'cos you don't want to be the sucker to get a regurgitated/generic answer worse than the dude/dudette before you.

Oh and it is the first interview I've released done on video so don't watch the wobbly camera at the beginning. Forgot I had to actually focus the camera on the person. Oh and I don't sound like that in real life. Well my voice doesn't sound like that in real life (in my head). Who else cringes when they hear their own voice?

1,000+ views in 2 and a bit days? Not bad. Safe Grime Daily for most of them I'd guess. 17 comments is quite good for an interview too. There are 2 questions I liked that aren't in here though. May upload them

This being the first released doesn't mean I've done bad ones on cam, I haven't released it yet, but all in good time. Well I'm gonna release a portion or 2 of it. I have another one that I hope to have up by the end of this month (technical glitches). Oh and just remembered there will be another one. Not like this, slightly different. It'll make sense when you see it. Enjoy

Check the latest edition of Flavour mag for my (radio edit) SAS and Devlin features. Gonna try drop the raw version of SAS interview soon.


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