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!
Real New York, through the lens of a real New Yorker, that’s basically Mazzi in a nutshell. All the things that there is to love and hate about the Big Apple he embodies. The relentless struggle to make it in whatever it is that you do, Mazzi done did the damn thing the independent route showing and proving speaking on issues sissies are scared to touch. It’s not all nose to the grindstone though, because his compassion for his fellow city slickers (and tourists) comes through in all forms from his Walking Blog video series to his ode to females (“Swimmin’ In It”) using Biggie’s “tongue all down her throat” line from “One More Chance.” For his new album, The Inspection, he’s in an empire state of mind. Cue A. Keys.
- “Preposition” ft. Statik Selektah
- “Resonate” ft. Elete
- “NJ Drive”
- “Swimmin In It”
- “New York Minute (OFFICIAL World View Remix)” ft. Punchline, Vast Aire, AWKWORD & Jadakiss (prod. Harry Fraud)
- “Spit Too” ft. Punchline
- “Love Is Love” ft. Maya Azucena
- “Toolie On The Shelf” ft. Breezly Brewin
- “Lady Ideal”
- “Get What I Got”
- “All In Together (Remix)” ft. Homeboy Sandman
- “Stay Busy” (Throwback)
- “Write Reasons” (Bonus)
The week of Feburary 27, on Germany’s TrackBlasters Radio, DJ PR mixes 17 of the hottest and newest Hip Hop records coming out of America, featuring Fabolous, Jadakiss, Joe Budden, Mobb Deep, J. Cole, Sean Born, Kaimbr, Hassaan Mackey, AWKWORD and many others.
Click here to hear and download DJ PR’s entire show.
- 50 Cent ft. Tony Yayo - I Just Wanna
- Too Short ft. 50 Cent - I’m A Stop
- Teyana Taylor ft. Fabolous & Jadakiss - D.U.I.
- The-Dream ft. Casha - Kill The Lights
- Usher ft. Joe Budden - Climax (Remix)
- Drake ft. Rihanna - Take Care
- Drake - Practice
- Estelle ft. Busta Rhymes - Thank You (Remix)
- Prodigy ft. Havoc & Estelle - Getting Closer
- AWKWORD - Thank You (A Tribute To My Mommy)
- Sean Born ft. Kaimbr, Toine (of DTMD) & Hassaan Mackey - 12 12
- Swerve & SYG - Stress
- Swerve & SYG - Growin’ Up
- J. Cole - Grew Up Fast
- Hodgy Beats - Higashi Loves You
In a recent article on AWKWORD friend and producer Harry Fraud for Earmilk.com’s Half and Half Presents section, Andrew Stanley selects his favorite songs from Brooklyn’s Mr. Shot Caller, including “Bars & Hooks”, featuring Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and the Incomparable Shakespeare.
Click the image below to read the writeup on Fraud and see/listen to the list of Earmilk’s top six Harry Fraud-producer records.
[Note: The download link on “Bars & Hooks” is broke, so click here if you want it.]