After a seven-year apprenticeship including touring with Jurassic 5, being mentored by DJ Vadim, serving time with the Scratch Perverts and Rocksteady Crew, comes Elocution. The debut album from the twenty-seven year old who lives and breathes hip-hop was "laid down" in London and is a real showcase of his talents as a singer and beatboxer. "It's a lesson in language", says Killa Kela, softly. For all the noise he can make, he's a quiet lad, heavy-lidded, reflective. He's got some mouth on him, but he ain't mouthy. "The first thing I say [on the album] is, 'you're speaking in tongues, man! Tell me, how do you say this?' And I go through all the beats I do on the album, vocally, chopping them up. Then I stop and say, 'Elocution'. It's a lesson in showing people how I do what I do, per song. Each song is a concept of how to put beatboxing across, and how to put me across as a person."
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