click here for the HipHopHundred post.
The last time Slim K and AWKWORD connected it was for the Chopstar’s Slowdown of AWKWORD’s Harry Fraud-produced song “Bars & Hooks” featuring Sean Price and The Kid Daytona. (HipHopWired World Premiere.)
The song features production from ATG; guest verses from Ess Vee, as well as SoulStice and CuzOH! Black; and a sing-along hook led by AWKWORD, with backup vocals from Ess Vee, Australia’s Jay Daniels and Grindhouse Gang’s Mark Deez.
With molly and promethazine syrup taking over the Hip Hop scene and defining the image and work of many major artists, this is a timely sarcastic pro-drug-slash-drug-PSA song, now so fittingly purple-ized by Slim K.
As DJ Z (DJBooth) said, “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.”
[Stay tuned for the video!]
When HotNewHipHop.com featured AWKWORD’s hit World View single “Bars & Hooks” (w/ Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare) [prod. by Harry Fraud] a week ago today, April 2, 2013, the site’s affiliate GotBars.com also featured — for the first time ever — the full lyrics to the song.
Click HERE to access — and comment on — the lyrics.
HOTTTTT on HotNewHipHop! A brand new feature of AWKWORD’s “Bars & Hooks” song and video. Produced by Harry Fraud. Featuring Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and The Incomparable Shakespeare.
CLICK HERE to stream and download the hit song — and watch the video starring the full cast!
[Lyrics coming soon!]
“Leave enough room for AWKWORD… whose deep-voiced, powerful delivery anchors the cut.” — The DJBooth (DJBooth.net)
CLICK HERE for the full post on AKWORDrap.com.
“It’s always good to hear some MCs rap about our nation and its current state.” — Hot 97
If you’re not familiar with the grassroots hero AWKWORD then you’re way outta of the loop. This dude has been killing everything and blazing trails for a grip.
Click HERE to read the rest of the artist and song review and stream/download “Doh” (and the whole DOPE Music Blog compilation, The Cho$en Few, FREE.
The cops in their unmarked car, scoping out their next Stop-and-Frisk victim
The ‘young black man’, unaware that he’s about to be abused by police
[dissent is patriotic.]
STAY TUNED FOR THE OFFICIAL VIDEO, from the same director who did the critically acclaimed hit “Bars & Hooks”, COMING SOON!
And please show your support by purchasing “Throw Away The Key”.
I was first introduced to New York City up and comer Awkword from his Harry Fraud produced hit Bars and Hooks which features Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and The Incomparable Shakespeare. His underground style instantly caught my attention, after listening to a few more of his tracks I was drawn to his conscious lyrics and the message that was present in a majority of his songs. I decided I wanted to get all the visitors of the site more familiar with Awkword not only as an artist but as a person.
- Introduce yourself to the Dope Music Blog viewers.
- I was very much a fan of Bars & Hooks which featured Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and production by Harry Fraud. How did this collaboration come together?
- I respect your design to donate 100% of the profits from the project to the World View Charity Aim To Live which is dedicated to eradicating street violence. What made you decide to do this?
- What is your favorite track off your upcoming project World View?
- Who are some of your current influences?
- Name a couple of artists that you would enjoy working with in the future.
- Tell us a little about “Doh” the exclusive you sent over for my upcoming compilation tape.
For AWKWORD’s responses (the full conversation), click HERE.
“NYC has really stepped up these past couple years [with] the emergence of dope artists/producers such as A$AP Rocky (& his Mob), Action Bronson, Maffew Ragazino, Harry Fraud, AWKWORD, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, OnCue, T. Shirt, Vinny Cha$e…” — DOPE Music Blog, April 2012
Available NOW, EXCLUSIVELY through Hip Hop/Dubstep tastemaker Khal and his heralded site Rock The Dub, we present to you… AWKWORD & Cletus are: Remnants & Rejects — an eight-minute non-stop mix of raw street music, with a Euro-electro spin.
For those wondering: Yes, this is an AWKWORD side-project, completed, under the radar, during AWK’s time creating what The Source is calling his “highly anticipated” (DJBooth-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop) project World View. Italian producer Cletus is a participant in World View, and the duo’s chemistry organically led to the production of this mini EP.
Click here to read the rest of the write-up — and Stream and Download the song, FREE.
Following his incredible introduction to AWKWORD and his No More Prisons song “Throw Away The Key” on August 24, 2012, the legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy has added another World View record to the rotation on ANDYOUDON’TSTOP! Radio: “Radio 2.0”, featuring KRS-One, Dug Infinite, Brimstone127 & Mista Lawnge of Black Sheep, produced by Vice Souletric.
[See below for stream/download links.]
CLICK HERE to access the full September 14 show with music from AWKWORD, as well as CL Smooth, Method Man, Freddie Gibbs and Nas, plus Hip Hop interviews and features.
“Radio 2.0”: FREE Stream/Download:
Purchase “Radio 2.0” — and DONATE 100% to a 501c3 Nonprofit for At-Risk Youth
The World View single the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM “I” was recognized this week by the premiere source for Hip Hop lyrics, Rap Genius, along with the likes of Jay-Z, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss and Buju Banton. As seen below, the song topped the site’s Weekly Roundup list for BIG MEMES!
I’m the opposite of every guy you’ve ever met…
A week ago, Saturday, September 22, You Heard That New world premiered “I”, the newest single off AWKWORD’s forthcoming DJBooth-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View. Also known as the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM, “I” serves as the ideal introduction to the New York City-based rap artist known for his sarcasm and wit.
Since its release, “I” — which features DJ Dyllemma on the 1s and 2s and production from ATG — has been featured by numerous leading Hip Hop sites worldwide, including Hip Hop DX (Play, Rate & Comment!), Kevin Nottingham, Rock The Dub, The Mad Bloggers and Spain’s Versos Perfectos. The lyrics to “I” also made Rap Genius’s BIG MEMES Weekly Roundup.
For select reviews, lyrics and free stream/download options, see below.
And for those of you who spin AWKWORD’s records on radio or use it in your classrooms and programs with youth, please note that this song is completely clean and TV/Radio/Classroom approved.
Stream via Youtube
“I got a problem with pigs, if they cool, anomaly /
I got a problem with authority, tryna calm me /
I got tossed in jail, for smoking the peace plant /
I got a high five, choking kid under street lamp…”
AWKWORD comes through KN with another Certified fresH single done just right. “I (the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM” is yet another reason I ride with the NY emcee as he opens up and lays himself on the table for fans to dissect. It takes a lot of fucking balls for an artist to just put it all out like this and for that I salute AWKWORD. The emcee releases his inner self on the ill backdrop provided by ATG and featuring the scratching of none other than the always dope DJ Dyllemma. ”I (the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM” is just dope. Period.
Brand new track from Awkword, titled “I”. This Awkword un-anthem song is reflective and insightful, as he raps about his loves and hates–fake friends, women, drugs, politics, music industry, authority, alone time, cigarettes and caffeine, and more–all things that make him who he is or isn’t. Laid-back beat was produced by ATG, with cuts from DJ Dyllemma.
The emcee releases his inner self on the ill backdrop provided by ATG and featuring the scratching of none other than the always dope DJ Dyllemma.
FREE Stream x Download
BUY NOW, and DONATE 100% to CHARITY (for at-risk youth)
- Vocals: AWKWORD
- Cuts: DJ Dyllemma
- Production: ATG
- Mix/Master: ATG
- Executive Production: AWKWORD, ATG
- Engineering: ATG
- Cover Art: GOODIDEAstyle (Italy)
Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25, at 2 PM UK time (9 AM ET time), AWKWORD will be live on the New Music Show with Slip N Slide/Cost 2 Coast DJ King P. Listen in for an exclusive interview and freestyle!
The New Music Show plays the best in new urban music every Tuesday. Past interview guests include Jeremih, Chiddy Bang, Chase & Status and Lee Scratch Perry, among others.