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No Bounds [IAmHipHop Magazine] interviews AWKWORD about his activism and music, past, present and future; his newest single "Go!", featuring Joell Ortiz and Slug of Atmosphere; getting co-signed by Chuck D of Public Enemy; the Music Industry and being an independent artist; what rappers he is currently ‘feeling’; and the best advice he ever received.
Want to know what AWK thinks of Lord Jamar? How about Pusha T?… Click here for the interview — and to watch AWKWORD’s latest music video for “Throw Away The Key”, his critically acclaimed and controversial song on police violence and mass incarceration.
Last Tuesday, November 19, Complex Magazine (Complex.com) premiered the Chuck D-approved World View single “Go!” from AWKWORD, featuring Joell Ortiz, Slug of Atmosphere and Maya Azucena, produced by Domingo. The song has been played and downloaded thousands of times. See why.
AWKWORD ft. Joell Ortiz, Slug (of Atmosphere) & Maya Azucena - “Go!” (prod. by Domingo)
FREE Stream x Download: Full-Song Radio Rip with Chuck D CO-SIGN Intro/Outro
On the 11.08.13 episode of …AndYouDon’tStop! Radio, Public Enemy's Chuck D kicked off the show with rapper/activist AWKWORD's “Go!”, featuring Shady Records emcee Joell Ortiz, indie icon Slug (of Atmosphere) and the soulful Maya Azucena of MTV’s Made fame, with catchy NYC-style production from the legendary Domingo.
CLICK HERE to stream the full …AndYouDon’tStop show and check out the interview with Play from Kid N Play.
On October 6, 2013, rapper, activist and sociologist AWKWORD joined Christian Point Blank Duarte of WRAP.fm for an in-depth and intense one-hour conversation. Produced by Dima of Uni-Fi Records, this episode of The Rundown features Christian and AWKWORD talking on a range of topics, including: the origin of the name “AWKWORD”; the decline of “conscious” rap; the meaning of Protest Music; the Hip Hop industry and record deals; Stop-And-Frisk, gentrification and the state of the nation; AWKWORD’s World View singles “Bars & Hooks”, “Melting Pot (Made In America)”, “Throw Away The Key" and "Imperialism”; AWKWORD’s favorite rappers; and much more.
Christian Point Blank Duarte, WRAP.fm:
Your album is truly an unbeknownst classic in its own right and your cause is as unrelenting as the Hip Hop you embody… Hip Hop heads out there: AWKWORD is the motherfucking truth! World View: Go get it! Make your mark for real with Hip Hop to help at-risk youth in our impoverished inner-city communities. It’s a big deal, as you can plainly see, here in America with all the kids having uncontrolled access to guns; and violence in this culture today; the problems from wars; the criminal justice system; schools and security; government at large acting secretly… Something has got to change and you out there can do something about these issues by talking about and supporting music like AWKWORD’s… World View is as raw as anything you’re ever going to hear, on a positive, mind-altering, conscious approach to music. It is as big of a wake up call to the youth out there. It is truly what the game’s been missing. The beats as well. It’s nothing but hot tracks, features the best emcees and producers from across the globe — you already know! Check it out on DJBooth.net.
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Controversial and edgy: that’s what they want — and that’s EXACTLY what they got from AWKWORD in his latest video, for the critically acclaimed but slept-on #WorldView single “Throw Away The Key”, produced by L.Ment of Canada.
Quality music that deserves to be heard.
Co-Sponsored by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Occupy The Hood.
World Premiered on RapGenius.
Released immediately on VIBE Magazine.
Also acclaimed and/or featured by leading American political and Hip Hop personalities, as well as sites such as MSNBC’s The Grio, Mr. Davey D’s HipHopAndPolitics, The Urban Daily, HipHopDX, HotNewHipHop, Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes, DJ Bobby Trends, You Heard That New, The DJ Booth, Kevin Nottingham, Boi-1da.net, Sermon’s Domain, Byron Crawford, and The Hype Magazine; as well as top international sites including Spain's Versos Perfectos, Germany's I Still Love Her, Romania's Sunete Sub.Sol and Black Sheep Sound, the UK's Black-Budget and India's theHipHop.org. (Bold represents first time featured.)
ONLY RIGHT HERE!!!… You will find the official new AWKWORD video; free streams and downloads of the song; details on the critical response to the song and video; and AWKWORD’s response to that feedback. Enjoy. Be sure to scroll all the way down.
In a recent interview with Vick Slate and REUPSpot, AWKWORD weighs in on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, describes being featured on MSNBC’s The Grio and speaks in greater detail than ever before about his new family life. He also responds with harsh words, calling out specific sites, when asked about the media response to his latest release, the video for this politically charged single “Throw Away The Key“.
CLICK HERE for the FULL INTERVIEW.
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AWKWORD gets up close and personal for a comprehensive, fast, free-flowing conversation with Jerry Doby of The Hype Magazine — “one of the best interviews I’ve done,” according to the World View artist. See below for the full audio.
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"I2G chopped it up with Awkword for an exclusive interview. We discuss his start in the game and his upcoming World View project. Mad inspiring and something for the community that will benefit it, great read, check it out." — Illuminati 2G
CLICK HERE for the FULL INTERVIEW, transcribed from a live conversation between AWKWORD and the good folks at Illuminati2G.com.
On July 1, 2013, the iconic Source Magazine World Premiered AWKWORD's “#AaronSwartz”, a personal, poignant suicide PSA in honor of Reddit founder Aaron Swartz, as well as Capital Steez, Freddy E, Harold Hunter and AWKWORD's childhood friend Jesse, sponsored by Grassroots Suicide Prevention, produced by Steel Tipped Dove and featuring seven-time Grammy nominee L*A*W on guitar and vocals.
The song was also premiered by MTV as track 13 on producer Steel Tipped Dove's & a whole bunch of a crazy motherfuckers project, also featuring Chippy Nonstop, Big Baby Gandhi, YC The Cynic, Kool AD, Open Mike Eagle and Lakutis.