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.
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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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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…
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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“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
A last shot from the “Bars & Hooks” video shoot.
classic NY cinema
Germany’s WHUDAT.de features the “Bars & Hooks” video in its roundup…
The tunes of the day and your soundtrack to the dance in May, today very epic: how to start with AWKWORD ft. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare, “Bars & Hooks,” Poey! After CL SMOOTH NEW maaaan, that is music to my ears, the beat suspects to “Nothin ‘Can Match It”, the album is “The Emancipation of Corey Penn” hot. Then, Showbiz (DITC crew of the), “The Cloth” is on his instrumental album called “Still Diggin ‘: Volume 1” on it and this morning was my first iTunes purchase (hint: it does for me). Then we have another American president, yesterday live at the 2012 White House Correspondents Association dinner, I can watch it to me for hours. And finally, the new Rihanna video, “Where Have You Been”. Of course, a terrible Greater disco-pop tune, normally I would have to banish this crap here, the Dork is: Rihanna plays with in the video, so you have to see it. My advice: turn off sound, just click it again CL Smooth. Including some new tunes by Redman, Lil Kim and DJ Red Alert (suuuper mix!) - Is well into May!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, watch the new AWKWORD video “Bars & Hooks” [w/ Sean Price, The Kid Daytona, Harry Fraud & The Incomparable Shakespeare] on your television via iFame TV on ROKU nationwide [available now in 3 million households] at 10pm EST, or log on to www.ifametv.com.
And if you’re going to miss it, don’t worry — the video will be available on Roku for a few weeks. Just check “This Week’s Features” or the “Music Video” section.
To read the critics’ rave reviews about the “Bars & Hooks” video, click here!
The number-one single off AWKWORD’s forthcoming DJBooth-sponsored World View album, “Bars & Hooks” has been played and downloaded tens of thousands of times since its release December 2011; and two Sundays ago (April 29) The Source Magazine world premiered the official video, directed by Andre Ward of Across the Bridge Productions and featuring the full cast of characters: AWKWORD, Sean Price, The Kid Daytona, The Incomparable Shakespeare and Harry Fraud.
Within a week, the “Bars & Hooks” video had accrued 20,000 plays, thanks in part to great features from the likes of Complex Magazine, Hip Hop Wired, Okay Player, Hip Hop DX, 2 Dope Boyz, Nah Right, You Heard That New, etc. — without a single dollar spent on promotion.
See below for some of the rave reviews, plus a list of top links (a couple sites posted it twice!).
And feel free to click the links to vote-up or comment on the video/song. They take notice. And we appreciate.
New York City rapper AWKWORD just released the visuals for his collaboration with Sean Price and The Kid Daytona “Bars & Hooks,” produced by Harry Fraud with The Incomparable Shakespeare on the chorus. These guys are taking it back to the essence of NYC hip-hop with this one. Pay attention.
AWKWORD takes hip-hop back to its essence with this brand new video “Bars & Hooks” featuring Sean Price, The Kid Daytona, and The Incomparable Shakespeare (with Harry Fraud on the beat). The title says it all, what more can you ask for?
Some rugged Hip-Hop for your Monday morning. Awkword drops “Bar & Hooks (Keep It Moving [K.I.M.]),” featuring Sean Price, The Incomparable Shakespeare and The Kid Daytona. Harry Fraud hooks up a beat heavy on flutes and brolic drums. Keep it moving and peep the video for “Bar & Hooks”.
The entire song is called “Bars & Hooks (Keep It Moving [K.I.M.]).” Harry Fraud on the beat, and a bunch of talented emcees on the raps make for one good combination.
Finally… some grimy, boom bap, bully foot East Coast shit. This goes super hard.
AWKWORD, Harry Fraud, Sean Price, and The Kid Daytona are to backpackers what Future, 2 Chainz, Ross & French are to main stream. this collab is huge. and Andre Ward form Across the Bridge Productions brings this Harry Fraud production alive.
“Talking about the jerks in the game, you know who you are.”
AWKWORD brings some of NYC’s most talented emcees together for 4-plus minutes of dope NYC rap on “Bars & Hooks”. The posse cut features Sean Price, The Kid Daytona, and The Incomparable Shakespeare, with production from Harry Fraud. The video is directed by Andre Ward, who does a great job of not over visualizing this straightforward record. Watch it below. Shouts to AWKWORD.
Don’t worry about the lengthy title, just press play. Its about time NY emcees re-take the throne. Can’t go wrong with P! With a song title like “Bars & Hooks” what else you expect. La musica de Harry Fraud.
AWKWORD releases the crazy visuals for the street heater “Bars & Hooks”… Everything is hot bout this track — the cocaine beat by Harry Fraud, the sick verses, and the video just puts it all in perspective.
These guys are doing back the true New York style of the past. [translated.]
Pop Killer (Poland):
Oh yeah, i enjoy that song since its release (December), and finally shot him a video. [translated.]
aik.éqt & fngrprnt (Germany):
The new week starts again more than epic. Rotate your boxes to enjoy the brilliant weather, and to this unspeakably sexy sound! The track can be found on the album “World View” by AWKWORD again and is just one of many other beads. AWKWORD released on Sub City Productions / DJ Booth, and up to mischief in no less a city than the metropolis of New York City Hip Hop. The guy I’ll keep an eye on each case. Until then, enjoy the track and listened to the album purely sometimes! [translated.]
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For more rave reviews, including mad love from Japan and elsewhere in Asia, click here to read the late 2011 write-ups on the “Bars & Hooks” song; and follow @AWKWORDrap on twitter — he reads, responds, retweets, etc.
And if you want to watch AWKWORD on your TV, stay tuned for the next post on AWKWORDrap.com…
NEW VIDEO - WORLD PREMIERE via The Source Magazine…
AWKWORD ft. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare - “Bars & Hooks (Keep It Moving [K.I.M.])” (prod. Harry Fraud)
[Watch — and Read the COMPLEX MAGAZINE Write-Up — Here!]
“Bars & Hooks” appears on AWKWORD’s World View LP, the first-ever 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project. This new New York City grime anthem is produced by Mr. Shot Caller himself, Harry Fraud, and features verses from Brownsville’s Sean Price and The Kid Daytona, from uptown, with a hook from The Incomparable Shakespeare.
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NAME YOUR PRICE — and donate 100% to Guns 4 Cameras [Aim to Live], the 501c3-registered nonprofit recipient of all AWKWORD World View proceeds.
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