Ten years on Akala gives “Carried Away” a 2016 facelift.
Camden Towns Akala is without a doubt one of the most intelligent and mindful Mcs in hiphop, period.
It is hard to believe that “Carried Away” was released ten years ago! Even now it still sounds super chunky. Taking the original and making a few tweaks including a new hook and a new video. Its amazing that a track that was written and recorded all those years ago can still sound shrink wrap fresh.
As always Akala, the voice of the streets, strong, political, wise and mindful. Gives us a insight into how life can lead you down all the wrong paths. From the street, road life through to a young soldier going through the harsh realities of war and death. A hard hitting cinematic video that is as raw as a shot of vodka in the eye. Is the perfect visual story board to one of the hardest hiphop tracks you will hear this year.
Akala is one of a kind, a man who can touch your soul, as well as feeding your brain with phenomenal lyrical ability. Ten year on still as box fresh as when it was first released.