In a sea of gunfingers, abc-style sing-alongs and boasts of extreme violence, Akala's heart, insight and passion cuts through with an impact that long overstays it's welcome. Among peers his social awareness is unparalleled and his skills on the mic are difficult to rival to boot. Akala is a veteran of the UK Hip Hop/Grime scene, yet has always hummed along unassumingly at his own frequency. Bringing together straight-up FIRE wordplay and whole heap of empathy, he's always strived to enlighten as much as entertain. This edition of 'Fire in the Booth' also features a heartfelt spoken-word piece on the history of man's self-destructive nature. If you're not familiar with Akala's work, challenge yourself to stay tuned to the very end and take a look at what you're feeling.