UK rapper Akala is on his India tour and his gig in Mumbai was epic the least to say. Known for his conscious rhymes and impeccable emceeing skills, Akala gave the Mumbai crowd a piece of his brain. A Huge crowd had gathered at the Summer House Café to see him in action.
Around 11 PM the aura of the venue started to get intense as fans patiently waited for him to get on the mic. A very calm and composed Akala walked through the crowd and silently graced the stage. He had earlier come to perform in Mumbai several years ago. Surely the crowd in front of him yesterday was much bigger and more inclined towards hip hop.
Akala On Stage At Summer House Cafe
The experience was evident with each word the emcee spoke on the mic. From involving the crowd who didn’t know his lyrics, to giving fist bumps to his hardcore fans in the front row. He did it all like a champ! Some of the tracks performed by the artist were Sun Zu, Murder Runs The Globe and Knowledge are Power. In my opinion, the most lit were XXL. The whole crowd rocked to Funky As Hell, XXL!
Akala made sure to give props to the ever blooming Mumbai hip hop scene. A special shout out went to Naezy with whom Akala seems to have bonded well over his time in the city. Hip hop collective SlumGods and Swadesi were two others who received special mention during the set. It feels amazing to see world renowned artists encouraging our homegrown talent.
Akala, DJ Cheeba and Selectah Si Chai are on their way to rock Pune city next. After which a banger event awaits them in the capital city along with artists Seedhe Maut and Prabh deep. Hip hop is in the building, and the doors are open for all!