Some time ago UK lyricist and all-around intellectual Akala did a freestyle on BBC’s Radio 1Xtra and as I linked it here on this Welfare State of Mind blog, I made a mention in Twitter that it was like a lecture. This time I am linking an actual lecture (or 20 minute TEDx presentation at least) by him and I really recommend you to check it out. This is no ordinary rapper and when he says #KnowledgeIsPower he means it. Here Akala talks about not just his work with Hip-Hop Shakespeare company, but the philosophy behind it. Quite refreshing altogether.