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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!]
AWKWORD (feat. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona, Harry Fraud) - Bars & Hooks
AWKWORD’s “WorldView”, the First-Ever 100% For-Charity Global Hip Hop album, drops soon via The DJ Booth.
AWKWORD has appeared on/in The Village Voice, Huffington Post, Complex, XXL, The Source, Vibe, Hot 97, Urb, MTV, Vlad TV, AllHipHop, Hip Hop DX, Stupid DOPE, The Smoking Section, Okay Player, Hip Hop Wired, Nah Right, 2 Dope Boyz, DJ Booth, Hip Hop Game, iFame TV, Radio Dispatch with John & Molly Knefel, ANDYOUDON’TSTOP Radio with Chuck D of Public Enemy, Hip Hop Nation with Statik Selektah, Halftime Radio with DJ Eclipse, The Emilio Sparks Experience, etc.
Read more about Awkword as the current feature over at No-Buzz.net:
Now at 220,000+ Views! With 2,000+ youtube Likes and Less Than 20 Unlikes…
Awkword - Bars & Hooks [Keep it Moving-K.I.M.] (feat. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and the Incomparable Shakespeare [prod, by Harry Fraud]
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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$en Few, FREE.
As soon as I heard the flutes in the intro, I anticipated the damage scheduled to occur. Sean Price, Awkword and The Kid Daytona anchor the verses well on Bars & Hooks. They waste no time in informing the listeners of what they stand for and how they get busy.
The cohesiveness of the…
Off the forthcoming compilation Dope Music Blog Presents: The Cho$en Few.
“I just felt like going free association with it. I wanted it to be notably different from the type of music I am known for making… It starts out inspired by all the times spent in Harry Fraud’s smoked-out studios and then just unravels from there.” — AWKWORD, on DOH, from his 10/10/12 Artist Spotlight interview with Dope Music Blog
Go to Rap Genius at http://rapgenius.com/AWKWORD-Doh-lyrics and help us decode AWKWORD’s lyrics to the song.
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!
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CLICK to view — and HELP DECODE — AWKWORD’s lyrics on RapGenius.
“An artist that actually presents value in his music… AWKWORD, a New York based emcee, is an activist! AWKWORD music is based on the presentation of a message. You, the audience, will get acquainted with his artistry and his activism.” — Praverb.net
In the interview, AWK speaks on a range of topics, from his activism and 100% for-charity project World View to his rapping style, from his relationship with religion to the experience of recording the song and video “Bars & Hooks” with Harry Fraud, Sean Price and The Kid Daytona.
See below for interview snippets and the link for:
- The Full Interview — with AWKWORD’s “5 Tips Towards Fostering Social Change In The Community”
- A Free Stream & Download of AWKWORD’s Exclusive Freestyle for Praverb.net
“This Rhyme Perspective interview is exceptional because it sheds light on an artist that actually presents value in his music… By the end of this interview you will also gain some important tips on how you can foster change in your commmunity. The homie AWKWORD even blessed Praverb.net with an exclusive Freestyle.” — Praverb.net
Hip-hop and religion are two terms that are not really synonymous with each other. How do you balance your beliefs with your quest to succeed as a hip-hop artist.
I’m Jewish by blood and by culture, but not by daily routine or strict adherence. I am proud to be a Jew, proud of our ability to survive thousands of years of persecution. And unlike many of our society’s more highly educated people, I am certainly not against religion. I understand the hope religion offers people who need it; but I do fear for the people who pray first, ask questions and consider other options later…
In terms of how all this impacts my music, I don’t really get into the specifics of my beliefs in my songs. In some, I drop quick one-liner references. I do also have a couple ‘Jewish songs’: one that appeared on my solo album See the Light, the other which has not been completed and is slated for my upcoming 100% for-charity LP World
But here’s the interesting (and disappointing) thing about this second song…
You are an artist that has benefited from building and maintaining relationships with the new taste makers (blogs and websites).
Include the college and indie radio DJs and, in today’s world, there simply is no other way to reach the masses. Performing is big business, but not if nobody has heard of you. And there are way too many rappers in every high school and on every street corner for the fans to know what to do, so the blogs (ideally, at least) filter the music, cut the untalented and unoriginal, and give the fans (hopefully) what they deserve.
“Bars & Hooks” is an exceptional rap song that features yourself, Sean Price, Harry Fraud, and The Kid Daytona. The video has close to 40,000 view and it has allowed your brand to pick up steam. Describe the joy of working with Sean Price, Harry Fraud, and The Kid Daytona.
To use your wording, there is joy in making good music, period. Of course, I am pleased with how the “Bars & Hooks” song and video came out, as well as the incredible response they’ve each received. (Apologies for the delayed response to your interview questions.)
The video is now at well past 75,000 views on youtube alone and is probably closer to around 100,000. There is joy in knowing my music has been heard by all those people, but…
FULL INTERVIEW / 5 TIPS FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE / FREESTYLE (AUDIO)
With a GREAT write-up from the man Kaz himself, Hip Hop Wired world premieres the Chopped & Screwed (Slim K Slowdown) remix of AWKWORD’s hit single “Bars & Hooks”, produced by Harry Fraud and featuring verses from Sean Price and The Kid Daytona and a hook from The Incomparable Shakespeare.
The kid AWKWORD dropped ‘Bars & Hooks’ a few months back which brought Hip-Hop back to its essence. Hip Hop Wired grabs up the exclusive Chopped & Screwed version courtesy of Slim K of OG Ron C’s Chopstars. This version keeps verses from Sean Price and The Kid Daytona and is produced by Harry Fraud.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE STREAM & DOWNLOAD!
AWKWORD ‘Bars & Hooks’ w/ Harry Fraud, Sean Price, The Kid Daytona