AWKWORD Talks World View, Our Future with The Great Mixtape

The Great Mixtape (Italy) Interviews AWKWORD

AWKWORD speaks to The Great Mixtape about his 100% for-charity global Hip Hop album, World View, songwriting, future endeavors, the future of our world, and more.

Q: The Great Mixtape:

How do you see the future of children in the U.S. suburbs?

A: AWKWORD:

Across the suburbs, on the farms and in the cities alike, the middle class is shrinking. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Working people are getting screwed. And there is no safety net left for the needy. Surveillance and more violent policing are creating an environment of fear and distrust. And with technology being blasted at us from every direction, we are losing our humanity. The earth is being destroyed by the government and corporations, and we are too busy playing games on our iPads to notice we are eating food fabricated in laboratories and drinking water poisoned with hydrochloric acid. I see many more years of the dulling of the people, followed by a revolution of the oppressed. That’s if we’re lucky, if we learn to stop pointing and shooting guns at each other and ourselves, and save them for defense. My biggest fear is that we do see change, but that change suddenly sounds the same…

I recommend reading Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire and listening to my song “Whose Streets?” (produced by Delegation of Sound).

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AWKWORD - Whose Streets? (prod. by Delegation of Sound [Netherlands]) {art by Good Idea [Italy]}