On May 10, 2014, AWKWORD went live on PNC Radio for the Saturday Night Experience (SNEXP) with DJ Wayne Ski and DJ Sha Boogie to talk about his history and mission as a Hip Hop artist and social activist, as well as his 100% for-charity World View project, race and racism, and government spying and the loss of our civil rights.
Click here for Wayne Ski’s post. Click the player below to stream the interview (and the rest of the SNEXP show for that week).
Go to the 1:01:25 mark for the interview.
AWKWORD talks World View and its Super Bowl Sunday release, what listeners can expect from the album, the hit single “Gas Land (Frack Off)" and the LP’s 501c3 charity recipient Guns 4 Cameras.
Get My Buzz Up:
When it comes to giving to charity there is one Hip-Hop artist that I can think of this year who did it in a different way. Hip-Hop artist Awkword.
CLICK HERE for the full interview.
Australia’s Green Left Weekly recently sat down with Rapper/Activist AWKWORD for a challenging interview on a variety of topics, including:
- Collaborating internationally for charity album World View.
- Receiving sponsorship from banking giant Morgan Stanley.
- “Rape" and misogyny in rap music.
- “Throw Away The Key" and the need for prison reform.
- “Doctor Doctor" and (his) mental illness.
- Potential sexism in his song “Got Class?”.
- The mainstream media, his song “Radio 2.0" with KRS-One, and the media sources he does follow.
- Life lessons he’s learned as a Sociologist.
- Future musical and touring plans.
- Relationships with Australia’s Amin PaYnE (producer, “Notorious”) and Jay Daniels (guest vocals, “Requiem”), as well as fellow activist rappers Jasiri X and Capital X.
CLICK HERE for the full Q&A.
This whole project is dope. The project also has a strong and positive message behind it.
My favorite smart rapper drops off his latest LP.
Only true hip hop heads will appreciate this album.
Legendary NY-based lyricist/activist AWKWORD dropped his long-awaited new album, World View… You can buy it, knowing your money is going to a good cause.
Awkword always shocks us with everything he comes up with. Every project, every single he does, is a banger. He loves his work… TheHipHop team has personally listened to each and every track off Awkword’s new album World View and we suggest you guys buy. You will love it.
An excellent chance to do something good and to benefit yourself by getting a great album.
GoodTunes.de [Translated from German] (CLICK for FULL Review)
AWKWORD is an emcee with a mission. In my opinion his vision and work ethic will change the landscape of hip-hop… Motivated. This album will do just that.
There is so much good in and around this album, I can’t fully describe it with my tiny little paws. Right, right, calm down there kiddo. Whether or not you’re aware, dear reader, we’re big fans of AWKWORD, and not just because he’s a brilliant MC but also because his politics are probably better than yours, mine and your mate’s too… No bubblegum rap, but at the same time he doesn’t do the disservice of talking at you… It’s a very good release, all personal impartiality aside. Come on though, look at that ridiculous features list.
The result is refreshing, so many hands in a project could be cause for continuity troubles, but not here… Even with a cast of heavy hitters like this, Awkword more than holds his own.
AWKWORD’s World View keeps a balance between a state of elevated consciousness and all around quality hip-hop music