An interview with the MOBO Award-winning hip-hop artist, Akala, whose latest album, Doublethink, is inspired by Orwell’s 1984, Zamyatin’s We and Huxley’s Brave New World. Akala talks to Orwell Prize administrator, Gavin Freeguard, about Orwell, Doublethink, language, Shakespeare, and the politics of hip-hop.
Interview recorded at the Southbank Centre on 5th August 2010.
Interview with Akala – Part 1
Interview with Akala – Part 2
Interview with Akala – Part 3
Interview with Akala – Part 4
Two highlight tracks on his album: