If there is such a thing as a figure head for conscious rap than that is Akua Naru. With her unagitated, yet very present voice, she delivers deep, eloquent lyrics on jazzy beats influenced by world music. She delves into topics dealing with society and looking for an identity, but also expresses her love of HipHop. Particularly in a live setting, the music by the charismatic artist is an experience. At the very latest, you will have fallen in love once she gives you auditory orgasms with her classic “Poetry (How does it feel)” – there simply is no more erotic yet more unintrusive song. For this article there can only be one reference song by the artist from Connecticut: in “The World is Listening” she pays homage to other pioneering women in rap.