Need some fresh music to play at your next kegger? AWKWORD‘s got just the thing—provided you like your party music with a pitch-black edge. Described by the artist as a “frat party track with the worst of tragic undertones,” Requiem finds the headliner trading verses with SoulStice, Ess Vee and Cuz OH! Black over a brooding instrumental by ATG. This moody selection is just one of many quality jams set for inclusion on DJBooth-sponsored, 100%-for-charity street album World View, set to hit our mixtape page for digital purchase in the near future.
Below: stream and/or download the song via soundcloud; or, take part in the #WorldView movement — download the better-than-CD-quality version at your own price via bandcamp, with 100% of the proceeds donated to our charity.
Hip hop is een taal. De taal van vrijheid en expressie door kunst te creëren met woorden. Deze kunst wordt over de hele wereld uitgevoerd. Eén man probeert zijn kunst wereldwijd te verspreiden. Hij is het brein achter World view, een Hip Hop platform wat gebaseerd is op de expressie van de…
Every rapper claims to keep it real, but most are so lost in fantasy they don’t even know their own reality anymore. Not AWKWORD. A New York City emcee who’s dedicated himself to the lost art of pre-Giuliani hip-hop, everything you need to know about the man’s music is contained in new single “Doctor, Doctor”. Making its world premiere on RefinedHype, in addition to a subtly addictive beat from MajoR R.E. and a guest verse from GuessWho?, “Doctor, Doctor” is the kind of rap that’s not afraid to truly let listeners inside.
“Doctor, Doctor” is off AWKWORD’s upcoming album “World View”, which has a dope background: all proceeds from the album, which includes features from Joell Ortiz, KRS-One and more, will go to Aim to Live, a 501c3-registered nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering urban youth. Fucks yeah, it’s bigger than hip-hop.
Here’s another cut from AWKWORD’s World View album; if you missed the Refined Hype premiere of this, for shame. Without creating alters, AWK breaks down his ills to the doctor on this one, with GuessWho? alongside for the ride. I do this a lot, but usually inside my own mind, or in text via twitter… or this blog. We all have problems and stress, it’s just in how you handle that shit. Real talk on this one, with beats from Malaysia. Malaysia! Hip-Hop is global, pricks!
I have seen this name floating out there for some time. This is my first time really sitting down to listen to Awkword though. I like what I hear from this single off his yet to be released album, World View. Therapy music…
Awkword teams up with Sha Stimuli and Viro the Virus for the theme song to his upcoming project, World View, which will be released in 2012 with 100% of the proceeds going to charity. A true example of giving back! Few people realize the only way to get ahead is to give…
The first single from AWKWORD’s World View, which is the first hip-hop project where all proceeds will be going to charity. You can purchase the single right here.
100% of the proceeds from World View will be donated to Guns 4 Cameras (G4C) (a.k.a. Aim to Live), a 501c3-registered nonprofit dedicated to eradicating street violence through the Hip Hop-inspired education and empowerment of our urban youth.
“I wrote and recorded ”Thank You (A Tribute To My Mommy)” in honor of my mom, who is dying of cancer at only 59. I wrote the song beside her, staring at death — with grace, as she has done everything in her life..”
I’m very proud to be able to post this one. It’s hot and it’s pure hip-hop at it’s very finest. And it continues a tradition of hip hop and activism both locally and globally. (Interestingly, Awkword’s flow reminds me a bit of Homeboy Sandman.)
The latest single off the DJBooth.net sponsored, 100% for-charity global Hip-Hop project from AWKWORD entitled World View features guest verses from Main Flow (of Mood), Rickie Jacobs and Dujeous frontman, Mojo The Cinematic! The Aqua League on the production!
Real New York, through the lens of a real New Yorker, that’s basically Mazzi in a nutshell. All the things that there is to love and hate about the Big Apple he embodies. The relentless struggle to make it in whatever it is that you do, Mazzi done did the damn thing the independent route showing and proving speaking on issues sissies are scared to touch. It’s not all nose to the grindstone though, because his compassion for his fellow city slickers (and tourists) comes through in all forms from his Walking Blog video series to his ode to females (“Swimmin’ In It”) using Biggie’s “tongue all down her throat” line from “One More Chance.” For his new album, The Inspection, he’s in an empire state of mind. Cue A. Keys.
Check out the newest single off AWKWORD’s DJBooth.net-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, “Requiem”, a catchy frat party track with the worst of tragic undertones, featuring guest 16s from underground mainstay SoulStice and up-and-comers Ess…
Check out the newest single off AWKWORD's DJBooth.net-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, “Requiem”, a catchy frat party track with the worst of tragic undertones, featuring guest 16s from underground mainstay SoulStice and up-and-comers Ess Vee and CuzOH! Black, backed by a booming beat from Susan Sarandon’s #1 fan ATG. (Additional vocals provided by Mark Deez and Australia’s Jay Daniels.)
Click the title link above. This well-written post features a nice writeup on friend and collaborator Harry Fraud, makes specific note of the World View single “Bars & Hooks”, produced by Fraud and featuring Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare (Official Video SOON | BTS Video here), and includes a number of videos of my guy Mr. Shot Caller making beats in his Brooklyn studio.
Always careful not to oversaturate the airwaves, though, today Harry Fraud has Hip Hop heads and rap music listeners itching for more. As his fanbase grows at a nearly exponential rate, the value of his unique sound - and brand - continues to rise, leaving everyone wondering what magic trick this waviest of wavy producers is going to pull out next.
The newest song off AWKWORD‘s 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project, World View. NAME YOUR PRICE — and donate 100% to Aim to Live, the 501c3-registered nonprofit recipient of all AWKWORD World View proceeds:
Before the OFFICIAL “Bars & Hooks” mini-film drops, get a sneak peak with this Behind-The-Scenes (BTS) slideshow/video + audio.
Featuring: Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare (hook)
Production: Harry Fraud
Album: World View
Video Director: Andre Ward for Across the Bridge Productions
Executive Producer: R.F. Howland
A NahRight.com Exclusive World Premiere! Also played on Rap Is Outta Control, Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM and Buzz Asia, as well as featured by Hip Hop DX, 2 Dope Boyz, DJ Booth, Earmilk, Above Ground Magazine, HipHopMusicDotCom, Ashley Outrageous, Refined Hype & many more of your favorite Hip Hop sites!
This project has been a thing of comedy. It should’ve been out before 2012 even hit, but I was looking for either proper versions of tracks or promised jawns. Had to let this one go - the idea was too good. I broke the (skewed) science behind the title in the liner notes, and won’t go into it all here. Featured artists include Rhymageddon, Mr. Fickle, Rickie Jacobs, AWKWORD, BURNTmd, Touchphonics, Daniel Joseph, Dutch New York and more. A hair under 45 minutes or so. Fucked up part is, hulkshare wasn’t letting me upload a .zip (or a .rar!) to their site, so the punchline got merked. Sharebeast, thank you.
Rhymageddon - Suck-A-Clip (prod. Edobeci)
Rickie Jacobs ft. Arctic - Gift x Curse (prod. Brainiac Beats)
Mr. Fickle ft. Fel Sweetenberg - No Apologies (prod. !llmind)
Sucesión de temas candentes, con Asher Roth, Venomous 2000, Nickelus F, Will Brennan, Rymz, Kap Kallous, Awkword, Brown Bag AllStars, Rockin’ Squat & Mac Tyer, Union & Roc Marciano, Redman & Ready Roc, Ras Kass & Doc Hollywood, Akrobatik…
The week of Feburary 27, on Germany’s TrackBlasters Radio, DJ PR mixes 17 of the hottest and newest Hip Hop records coming out of America, featuring Fabolous, Jadakiss, Joe Budden, Mobb Deep, J. Cole, Sean Born, Kaimbr, Hassaan Mackey, AWKWORD and many others.
Click here to hear and download DJ PR’s entire show.
In a recent article on AWKWORD friend and producer Harry Fraud for Earmilk.com’s Half and Half Presents section, Andrew Stanley selects his favorite songs from Brooklyn’s Mr. Shot Caller, including “Bars & Hooks”, featuring Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and the Incomparable Shakespeare.
Click the image below to read the writeup on Fraud and see/listen to the list of Earmilk’s top six Harry Fraud-producer records.
[Note: The download link on “Bars & Hooks” is broke, so click here if you want it.]
It’s in the name itself: World View is all about the global connections we make through Hip Hop music x culture. So, it should come as no surprise that we considered every continent when looking for the person/team to mix & master this important project. We went no further than Switzerland’s Vinyl Digger.
scratchin, blendin, cuttin, jugglin. remember hot 90s mixtapes? dats how i do!
And it doesn’t hurt that Vinyl Digger has the co-sign of two trustworthy World View participants, emcee Tenacity and Brown Bag AllStar-affiliate producer Tranzformer, each of whom describe Vinyl Digger as, simply, “dope”.