Photo taken during Y-Love’s presentation at the Jews In Hip Hop panel, moderated by Natalie Schere, Executive Director of PATH: Preserving, Archiving & Teaching, Inc., and also featuring Seth “Brimstone” Schere (Brimstone127, LLC/PATH, Inc.), DJ Trails (Hip Hop Elements / Pro AM) and Michael Rosenfeld (Universal Records / Founder, Youth Expressions).
Its not uncommon for someone to suggest I check out mc so-and-so or dj whats his name. So about a year and a half ago I got word to check out a video (“The Peoples Champ”) by a rapper that goes by “Awkword”. Revolt Radio put it best, “AWKWORD’s ethic and motive is simple. He raps for the everyman and everywoman.” After a trail of emails and stale mates I got it done! RenegadeTheMagazine.com finally caught up with east coast rapper Awkword for an interview.
RENEGADE: You have collaborations with numerous hip hop legends. How is it knowing you have that kind of support behind you?
AWKWORD: For a concept and an album like this, you need that support. That’s what this is all about. Fuck a co-sign. If this were a solo project, none a that would matter to me. But this is more than a solo project. When the album drops, it will be a monumental moment in our culture’s already incredibly glorious history — connecting us, across every continent, through Hip Hop music and the power of words.
On June 10, Matt Whitlock and DropTheR.net released a new interview with AWKWORD, showing the artist does open up when you catch him at the right time. AWKWORD also shares an exclusive audio freestyle (which ended up inspiring the first verse of a new song AWKWORD is writing, “Throw Away The Key (No More Prisons)”).
Click here for the brand-new interview and exclusive freestyle (soundcloud stream & download).