New Music: AWKWORD, AKIR & Y-Love – The People’s Champions 2

“Right is right, (get ’em), wrong is wrong / Sick of all the mis-advice, why I’m singing this song / Hating how you live your life, why you’re singing along I’m The People’s Champion, Torah, Bible, Koran.”

AshleyOutrageous Premiere: AWKWORD ft. AKIR & Y-Love - The People's Champions (Part II) [prod. by Trilian (Serbia)]

AWKWORD has released “The People’s Champions – Part II”, produced by Trilian of Serbia and featuring guest verses from Viper Records artist AKIR and the always-controversial Y-Love.

The song — off the World View Bonus Disc — serves as a follow up to “The People’s Champions”, off World View, which is produced by Harry Fraud and features Shabaam Sahdeeq, Punchline and Beretta 9 (of Killarmy).

Both songs are remixes of “The People’s Champ”, the single (and video) off AWKWORD’s rare solo debut See The Light (album no longer available).

To hear both remixes and watch the original video, shot at the historic Mars Bar (RIP) in New York City’s East Village, see below. Also below are select reviews of the song.

“THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP” VIDEO

“THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPIONS” 

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“THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPIONS – PART II”

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“THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPIONS – PART II” – CLEAN

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SELECT REVIEWS

AshleyOutrageous (Premiere): 

This energetic track has a feel-good vibe to it as all the rapper provide us with nothing but bars and great rhymes.

stupidDOPE:

The sounds of Awkword are nothing to be sleeping upon, and today he’s back with something new to prove that… The track is a dope new offering finding the rising star MC going in over top of something contagious and menacing and serving up something rather dope in the process. Awkword has been on his grind for a minute, its time to pay attention.

iStandard:

Hip-hop artist/activist AWKWORD drops “The People’s Champions – Part II” featuring AKIR and Y-Love. Produced by Serbia’s own Trilian, “The People’s Champions – Part II” includes a strong dose of hype instrumentation with meaningful lyrics from each emcee that prove why each is a champion for the people of the world.

HotNewHipHop:

AWKWORD made history along with our friends at DJBooth last month when he dropped the first-ever 100% for-charity global hip-hop album World View… Now, AWKWORD returns with The World View Bonus Disc, a 19-track thank you from the emcee to his fans for supporting the original tape. Highlighting the tape is “The People’s Champions – Part II.”

TheWordIsBond:

This new heat from MC and activist Awkword is the sequel to his previously released cut “The People’s Champions”. On the latest installment he brings in Akir and Y-Love for a triple dose of verbal medicine. For this, I had to go revisit the original to catch up with the dopeness. Get with the program.

BrainofBMW:

This song is solid, a good amount of real talk mixed with some bars, def worth listening to.

ShinyGlassHouses:

NYC MC/poet/activist AWKWORD is back with “The People’s Champions Part II”, produced by Trilian and featuring Akir and Y-Love. This one is a call to arms, reminding listeners that hip-hop is a vehicle for commentary rather than a chance to flash a chain and a rental car. Substance over style… I can dig it… AWKWORD, Akir, and Y-Love take turns throwing darts at the corrupt machines threatening to ruin our cities across the country. Crooked cops, politicians, and corporations… nobody is safe.

InboxEight:

Awkword drops another gem.

SoloVibesMusic:

Awkword returns with another banger.

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