Germany’s Juice Magazin Features AWKWORD in Print Ed. #173
In the February 2016 print edition of Germany’s Juice Magazine (#173), global Hip Hop ambassador, rapper, activist and influencer AWKWORD is interviewed about his 100% for-charity global Hip Hop album World View and other international musical collaborations; society’s perceptions of Hip Hop today; and how White privilege influences his artistry and activism.
What is World View about?
As a working-class, heterosexual, White male, I am privileged, in this world, and in my country, so I consider it a duty to give back…
Why do you do so many international collaborations?
I want to showcase the truly global nature of Hip Hop. For me, it symbolizes one of my favorite quotes: “Success is the best revenge”. When Hip Hop and rap first started to get noticed, White America called it a fad and insisted it — and we — would fade away. Hip Hop’s popularity around the world, and its impact on every facet of society, shows that: We. Will. Not. Lose.