Akala or Shakespeare? Welcome to the Akala or Shakespeare? quiz. Akala's Hip-hop Shakespeare Company explores the parallels between Shakespeare and hip-hop. He often challenges lecture audiences to identify quotes as either hip-hop or Shakespeare. But can you identify which of the following quotes are from Akala's own songs and which are Shakespeare's? "We know what we are But know not what we may be" Akala Shakespeare "My friends were poor but honest" Akala Shakespeare "All that you see me do I own but I Won't hang what I make around my neck" Akala Shakespeare "The greed you’re talking about is worse than lust Because you won’t outgrow it" Akala Shakespeare "These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die like fire and powder" Akala Shakespeare "Accept laws that I know that deceive me So I can sleep in my bed" Akala Shakespeare "I take fear and peer into the hearts of men And show you they're cowards" Akala Shakespeare "Eliminate the foes who propose To suppose a different course" Akala Shakespeare "The schools of Timbuktu they already knew The cycles of the planet and the motion of the moon" Akala Shakespeare "Not marble nor the gilded monuments Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme" Akala Shakespeare Akala has described Shakespeare as "the quantum physics of literature" - but did you find this quiz that hard? Time is Up! Read about how Akala is “making it cool to be clever” Watch Akala’s speech at his honorary graduation ceremony Which Oxford Brookes alumnus has brought multiple-Oscar winning films to the screen?