Awkword brings listeners a gun control inspired song that takes a perspective on Notorious B.I.G.’s death and other violence centered events throughout other communities. The Amin Payne produced song features collaborative vocal efforts from Wordsmith, Jasiri X, Jus Daze & Capital X.
CLICK HERE (or above) to hear the one-and-only Mr. Chuck D of Public Enemy on ANDYOUDON’TSTOP! Radio introduce AWKWORD’s new World View single “Notorious” and speak on the Sandy Hook shooting and gun violence in America.
Rock The Dub presents: AWKWORD & Cletus are Remnants & Rejects.
Dropping The Week of October 8, 2012 via rockthedub.com. Stay tuned…
In anticipation of his forthcoming DJBooth-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, New York City-based rap artist AWKWORD links up with producer Cletus of Italy for an eight-minute non-stop mix of raw street music, with a Euro-electro spin… AWKWORD & Cletus are Remnants & Rejects… Aside from a brief singing cameo from Block McCloud, Remnants & Rejects showcases only the emcee-producer duo of AWKWORD and Cletus. And it may not be what you’ve come to expect from the self-proclaimed People’s Champ, AWKWORD. That’s why the project couldn’t be presented by a regular run-a-the-mill rap site, and the artists went right to Rock The Dub.
(INCREDIBLE) Project cover artwork by GOODIDEAstyle of Italy.
Come kick it with AWKWORD at Highline Ballroom Monday, August 27, for DJ Eclipse and DJ JS-1’s Serious As Cancer, a charity event featuring live performances from Masta Ace, Large Professor, Sadat X, Rahzel, Torae, Pack FM, Rasheed Chappell and many surprise guests.
All proceeds go to children’s cancer research.
Click here for AWKWORD’s tribute song for his mother, who died of cancer January 2. See below for the Serious As Cancer event flyer.
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!
It’s in the name itself: World View is all about the global connections we make through Hip Hop music x culture. So, it should come as no surprise that we considered every continent when looking for the person/team to mix & master this important project. We went no further than Switzerland’s Vinyl Digger.
scratchin, blendin, cuttin, jugglin. remember hot 90s mixtapes? dats how i do!
And it doesn’t hurt that Vinyl Digger has the co-sign of two trustworthy World View participants, emcee Tenacity and Brown Bag AllStar-affiliate producer Tranzformer, each of whom describe Vinyl Digger as, simply, “dope”.
We all saw Obama as the first Hip Hop President (click)… Four years later, as we near the next election, what would YOUR Hip Hop Presidency look like?
President: Talib Kweli
Vice President: Mos Def
Department of the Treasury: Tech N9ne
Department of the Defense: Sean Price
Department of Justice: AWKWORD
Department of the Interior: Mickey Factz
Department of Agriculture: Smoke DZA
Department of Commerce: French Montana
Department of Labor: Jasiri X
Department of Health and Human Services: dead prez
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Rhymefest
Department of Transportation: Cappadonna
Department oF Energy: Werdplay
Department of Education: Nas
Department of Veteran Affairs: R.A. The Rugged Man
Department of Homeland Security: Immortal Technique
AWKWORD has a lot on his mind these days. He has been very busy pushing his music from the forthcoming album, World View. He has released single after single building the buzz for his 100% for charity project, letting us know, it’s not all about the Benjamins.
AWKWORD is a social advocate and a musician. With each release he puts out it becomes more and more apparent that his name deserves to be recognized for the talent he possesses. But more than that, Awkword is a son, a son who lost his mother earlier this year. He talks below about the special relationship he shared with his mother and his music. Enjoy…
Click here to read the full conversation.
Khal and rock the dub’s playlist for the week of February 10, 2012, features new music from French Montana, Willie the Kid, Cassidy, Jon Connor, Smoke DZA, Pugs Atomz, Mikkey Halsted, Action Bronson, Rockie Fresh, Chaundon, Joe Budden, M-Dot, Donny Goines, Thirstin Howl III, Rickie Jacobs, AWKWORD and many more.
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