With the release of her debut album The Journey Aflame in 2011, Naru has quickly solidified herself on the scene as a model for what women can be in hip hop. Her latest album The Miner's Canary, released February 2015, has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews and boasts an amazing cast of talented and accomplished features including Cody ChesnuTT and Ben L'Oncle Soul. With classic boom bap hip hop sounds, socially conscious rhymes and jazz-soul elements, Naru has garnered attention and accumulated rave reviews. Akua Naru and her band have a reputation for captivating audiences, hyping crowds, and inspiring many. Her music and performances are a testament to the legacy of soul music and the powerful trailblazing female artist tradition on which it builds.