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AWKWORD talks Hip Hop, politics and more with Po Politickin…
Founded in 2008, by Chris “Po” Porter, Po Politickin is a “hip hop meets psychology brand,” designed to give talented artists more exposure. Po Politickin accomplishes this through a global presence, which includes an online radio show, blog, and an online mixtape series. Focused on helping artists, no profits, authors, and others reach the masses, it’s a home for everything worth being discussed. “Po Politickin is deeper than music”, says Porter. “We view Po Politickin as a hip hop motivational brand. Our goals is for Po Politickin to help further the hip hop culture and educate our radio show’s listeners with content that is both entertaining and valuable. In every show, I attempt to leave at least one piece of knowledge that the listener could digest and use in their daily lives.”
Nominated for best podcast series by The Black Weblog Awards, Po Politickin reaches listeners all over the United States, including California, Mississippi, Alabama, New Jersey, New York; their reach has also extended overseas in place like London and Netherlands. Having interviewed/featured well over a 200 guests, notable music related interviews include; MC Lyte, Dead Prez, Yo Gotti, Teedra Moses, Curren$y, Project Pat, B.G., Stat Quo, Glasses Malone, and Jody Breeze. Other non-music related notables include porn stars Sara Jay, Nina Mercedez, and Kelly Divine; and comedians Shang and Michael Coylar.
High Praise for ‘Words w/ AWKWORD’ by Tha Soloist x Trilian
On April 30, 2013, Kevin Nottingham world premiered neo-classic rap “Words w/ AWKWORD’ by #WorldView Mix Master Trilian of Serbia (producer) and New Jersey’s (Angel) Tha Soloist (emcee). To date, the song has been trending on major Hip Hop hosting site Audio Mack for more than a week, spending days in the top 20 (see below). The Internets have responded approvingly, period.
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Coming off of Tha Soloist vs. Trilian: Original Script is the Certified fresH banger “Words.” The track features the verbal artillery of AWKWORD along with Tha Soloist over an ill backdrop provided by Serbian born producer Trilian. Most of the time we get joints from AWKWORD that are of a political nature so it is refreshing to get something where the homie is just spittin’ BARS! Not that kickin’ knowledge is a bad thing but every once in a while a mufucka just wants that raw shit in his eardrums, Tha Soloist, AWKWORD and Trilian definitely deliver on “Words.”
This is pure Hip Hop traditionalism.
Here is a dope track from Tha Soloist featuring AWKWORD “Words” produced by Trilian. The track is raw and contains two MC”s spittin some insane lines.
Start your weekend off with some proper hip-hop, courtesy of the homies Awkword and Tha Soloist. By now you know that we fuck with Awkword heavily at the LCH headquarters; he’s one the of premier artists perpetuating pure hip-hop. His flow is consistently classic with rhymes that cut with a modern edge. Tha Soloist holds down the tail end of this track and kills his verse. Both of them speak on the golden days of rap, when style and skill pushed artists to the top. It’s not fair to say that Awkword is on the come up because it seems like he’s already made it to an extent. Be on the look out for his forthcoming project “World View”, the first ever 100% for charity rap album.
The Soloist, Trilian & Awkword teach Words on their collabo cut and it’s exactly what you should be listenin’ to when the play button is clicked.
Dope new boom-bap from Tha Soloist and Awkword! Definitely cop this joint.
Don’t sleep!… This joint from Tha Soloist & AWKWORD is tight. As a Kevin Nottingham world premiere, you can imagine this video received it’s fair share of plays and has been trending all across the net. Check it out and see why.
New track off Tha Soloist and Trilian’s collab project Original Script. On this one they enlist Awkword to spit some heavy bars. Check it out.
I feel a certain kind of way with this record. Maybe its just the beat but I almost feel like spitting some bars. Don’t worry I won’t Tha Soloist and AWKWORD already killed it. Relax and Listen!
From Original Script, “Words” featuring Awkword is a quick hard-hitting track that will bump in your earbuds. Although this is a stand out track, Serbian producer Trilian and Tha Soloist’s collab is laced with bangers all the way through.
- Crazy Al Cayne
- Tonkonst [Sweden]
- Ganjsky [France]
New Music: Words feat. AWKWORD by Tha Soloist x Trilian
A KevinNottingham.com WORLD PREMIERE! Click HERE to read the write-up and stream/download the song FREE.
Praise for Slim K Slowdown of AWKWORD Requiem feat. Ess Vee
The Chopped & Screwed remix has received high praise.
It has also inspired people. For example:
Click here to read ‘Inspiration or Imitation’.
… Oh yeah and speaking of chopped and screwed, peep this recently chopped not slopped track from AWKWORD called “Requiem”. His verse on this joint is tight as hell.
A chopped and screwed remix of NYC activist/emcee AWKWORD’s “Requiem” by Slim K Slowdown, a rising artist from OG Ron C‘s crew. The original production was handled by ATG, with guest vocals from Ess Vee, SoulStice, CuzOH! Black, Australia’s Jay Daniels and Grindhouse Gang’s Mark Deez. Zone out.
I’m going to let the Certified fresH music speak for itself! We get the Slim K Slowdown Chopped & Screwed remix of AWKWORD’s “Requiem” featuring SoulStice, Ess Vee and CuzOH! Black and lets just say that this one will be in rotation for a while to come and will definitely make it to The Certified fresH Jumpoff next Thursday. Hit play mufucka.
Our fam Awkword drops some new heat produced by the homie ATG featuring dope verses from SoulStice, Ess Vee, and CuzOh! Black.
If you’re looking for a dirty party track, look no further than AWKWORD‘s latest release, “Requiem.” The drug anthem, produced by ATG, features verses from Ess Vee, SoulStice and CuzOH!, marking it a 3-minute track full of heat and underground talent. Not to mention the chopped and screwed instrumental courtesy of Slim K, from OG Ron C’s crew.
Awkword is back and flexing that artistic diversity muscle with the remix to his popular drug anthem ‘Requiem’. Per usual, Awkword shows off his awareness and conscientiousness as a rapper and human; the track speaks on the dark truths of the drug culture. This chopped and screwed version plays on the ever popular new-school trill sound that’s been all over the game lately and illustrates the diversity of Awkword’s style and craft. This track is definitely worth a play or three, and we’re forever fucking with the homie. His philanthropy combined with lyrical talent and social awareness make Awkword one of more progressive artists on the rise right now. We’re crazy excited for his upcoming DJ Booth presented “Worldview”.
Keep doing your thing, man. Perpetual props from the flock.
The love/hate relationship between drugs and hiphop culture is long and complicated. With the influence that mollies and promethazine syrup have on popular rap, Awkword decided it was a good time to drop this “sarcastic pro-drug-slash-drug-PSA song” The Requiem…
Even though I was always surrounded by drugs and alcoholism growing up, I was never in danger of using myself. Even when I have enjoyed music that glorified drug use, I always interpreted drug use as being more trouble than it was worth, and indulged my drug rap habit on a metaphorical level. Very few times did people try to get me to try drugs, and when they did, they found me to be immune to peer pressure. I was always very comfortable being the sober comics nerd in the party.
Anyways, we have Slim K to thank for this “purple-ized” remix. Click here to cop it on soundcloud.
Slim K slows down Awkword’s “Requiem” and takes ATG’s production to a whole ‘nother level.
I’ve been feeling a lot of chopped & screwed remixes lately and this is no exception. AWKWORD puts a dope twist on his cut with SoulStice, Ess Vee & CuzOH! Black.
ATG is a fuckin’ genius with these beats mane. OG Ron C’s crew member Slim K4 chops & screws AWKWORD’s daunting drug anthem “Requiem”, featuring guest verses from Ess Vee, as well as SoulStice & CuzOH! Black, and a sing-along hook led by AWKWORD, with backup vocals from Ess Vee, Australia’s Jay Daniels & Grindhouse Gang’s Mark Deez. Also, be on the look out as AWKWORD has the visual to “Requiem” in the works. Stay tuned. Very dope.
Awkword is the next victim of a chopped & screwed version for OG Ron C. This is that realness with an added teaspoon of banger sentiment.
New dopeness from Awkword.
Awkword always comes correct with the exclusive joints that he puts together… Check It!!
Nothing like another AWKWORD record to keep the culture moving forward. Relax and Listen!
AWKWORD is back with the remix to his underground classic “Requiem”. Dopeness reloaded!
SELECT HONORABLE MENTIONS
- Ess Vee
- Peace! Magazine (Canada)
- Po Politickin
- TheHipHop.org (India)
- SCBonkers (Spain)
- Neighborhood Watch World Wide (NHWWW)
- 279World (Germany)
The latest AWKWORD song to get the Slim K Slowdown has also been added to various mixtapes/collections, including:
HipHopFeeling – RAP UP 15
Also featuring new music from the likes of Big K.R.I.T.; Freddie Gibbs; Cocaine 80s; Neako; Kevin Gates; Lloyd Banks; Raekwon; Boog Brown; and Cypress Hill.
Click here for the free stream and download.
TRACKBLASTERS RADIO: 17.04.13 – DA WEDNESDAY UNDERGROUND FLAVA WITH DJ P.R. [Germany]
Also featuring new music from the likes of Kendrick Lamar; A$AP Rocky; Joey Bada$$; Big K.R.I.T.; Action Bronson; Danny Brown; Odd Future and Tyler, The Creator; Homeboy Sandman; Yelawolf; Pusha T; Jay-Z; Common and Cocaine 80s; Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge; Raekwon; Black Thought (of The Roots); Havoc (of Mobb Deep); Lloyd Banks; Co$$; and Thee Tom Hardy.
Click here for the free stream and download.
SFTU 2.0 – EPISODE 131 – 4-12-13 – PART 5
Also featuring new music from the likes of Apathy; World’s Fair; Jon Connor; Action Bronson; Emilio Rojas; Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge; Inspectah Deck; Redman; Talib Kweli; Punchline; Shabaam Sahdeeq; Planet Asia; Ras Kass; Killer Mike; Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era; Nitty Scott, MC; Isaiah The 3rd; ShowYouSuck; and Slaine.
Click here for the free stream and download.
HipHopIsDream – NEW MUSIC
Also featuring new music from the likes of Curren$y; Juicy J; Azad Right; Raheem DeVaughn; Jim Jones; Fat Joe; and E-40.
Click here for the free download.
New Music: AWKWORD ft. Ess Vee – Requiem – Slim K Slowdown
The last time Slim K and AWKWORD connected it was for the Chopstar‘s Slowdown of AWKWORD’s Harry Fraud-produced song “Bars & Hooks” featuring Sean Price and The Kid Daytona. (HipHopWired World Premiere.)
The song features production from ATG; guest verses from Ess Vee, as well as SoulStice and CuzOH! Black; and a sing-along hook led by AWKWORD, with backup vocals from Ess Vee, Australia’s Jay Daniels and Grindhouse Gang’s Mark Deez.
With molly and promethazine syrup taking over the Hip Hop scene and defining the image and work of many major artists, this is a timely sarcastic pro-drug-slash-drug-PSA song, now so fittingly purple-ized by Slim K.
As DJ Z (DJBooth) said, “Need some fresh music to play at your next kegger? AWKWORD’s got just the thing — provided you like your party music with a pitch-black edge.”
[Stay tuned for the video!]
NEW LYRICS from AWKWORD, Sean Price, The Kid Daytona
When HotNewHipHop.com featured AWKWORD‘s hit World View single “Bars & Hooks” (w/ Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare) [prod. by Harry Fraud] a week ago today, April 2, 2013, the site’s affiliate GotBars.com also featured — for the first time ever — the full lyrics to the song.
Click HERE to access — and comment on — the lyrics.
HotNewHipHop Features AWKWORD’s Bars & Hooks Song and Video
HOTTTTT on HotNewHipHop! A brand new feature of AWKWORD’s “Bars & Hooks” song and video. Produced by Harry Fraud. Featuring Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and The Incomparable Shakespeare.
CLICK HERE to stream and download the hit song — and watch the video starring the full cast!
[Lyrics coming soon!]
NEW: NoBuzzNet Artist Feature on AWKWORD
Click bit.ly/nobuzzAWK for the brand-new post.
Rave Reviews: Tranzformer x Tenacity x AWKWORD: Rap Journals
On March 4, 2013, The DJBooth officially world premiered the latest collaboration from the cross-country trio of Tranzformer, Tenacity and AWKWORD: “Rap Journals”, off Tranz’s Diamonds And Gems producer project. The write-up (see below) is glowing, and the song went on to make the site’s Top 20 Indie Hip Hop Songs List. It has also appeared on numerous other sites, with critical acclaim.
See below for select quotes and honorable mentions. Also below are free song, album and mixtape streams and downloads, so be sure to scroll all the way down.
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As most producers out there are aware, picking an emcee to bless one of your babies is a very important decision. Need advice? Just ask Brown Bag All-Star affiliate Tranzformer, who provides prospective emcees with a library full of Rap Journals before he deems them worthy of gracing his creation. On his latest effort, it is clear Tranz has made a great decision, because as you will hear AWKWORD andTenacity have a bevy of impressive lyrics to display atop his uber-smooth beat. Tenacity kicks off the track with a filling 16, covering topics from body image to his history as a battle rapper. Leave enough room for AWKWORD, though, whose deep-voiced, powerful delivery anchors the cut, powering through to the end of this very well-rounded, complete jam. Want to know who else we be featured on Tranzformer’s upcomingDiamonds & Gems project? Stick around The DJBooth in the weeks to come for that reveal.
Awkword is definitely one of those MCs that should be on your radar. Check out his new track with Tenacity.
This joint defines the Hip Hop we look for in authentic DIAMONDS & GEMS!… AWKWORD fills the void for the stereotypical rap that always seems to sound the same in this day and age of commercial material.
Producer projects have long given artists the opportunity to work with each other on a different level. Tranzformer’s Diamond and Gems project looks to be no different. Awkword and Tenacity come together with a one-two punch over the Tranzformer-produced track entitled “Rap Journals”.
SON! This track needs no introduction but I’ll give you a run down… Tenacity and AWKWORD do justice to this Tranzformer beat!!
Awkword is coming out of New York with a clear vision of his ambitions and a gang of rhymes to follow. More than just a rapper, Awkword stands head and shoulders above the crowd with his philanthropy and grasp of his craft. ‘Rap Journals’ is a crazy smooth track produced by Tranzformer, and the featured artist Tenacity spits a cold sixteen before Awkword takes over. The honesty on his verse stands out and sets the stage for Awkword. We’ve come to expect the smooth delivery and second-take wordplay from this cat, and ‘Rap Journals’ doesn’t disappoint. This track is coming off the producer Tranzformer’s “Diamond & Gems” project. If this joint is any indication of the quality of that project, then you need to cop it. Awkword continues his pattern of quality work that sets himself above the rhyming masses. Keep up the good work homie.
I’m always, always going to be a big supporter of CT local (now NY), Awkword. Even though it seems like the term ‘keeping it real’ has been overused to the point of always making it completely invalid, there are still people out there (mainly within the underground scene might I add) that actually keeping meaning to that phrase, and Awkword’s one of those people. He’s a realistic and an optimist, and those things are always extremely prevelent in any material he puts out. He also gives 100% of his profits from his project World View to charities. Now THAT’s keeping it real.
Along with being a real dude, a fantatastic wordsmith he’s also a rapper that only seems to feature, or be featured with with equally solid artists. Tenacity is one of those rappers, and Tranzformer is that producer. ‘Rap Journals’ had me nodding my head like a chicken (yeah that makes sense). Tenacity has a whole heap of style, and stylistic-wise he wouldn’t be out of place paired up with the Doomtree crew. Tranzformer is a smooth producer, and makes good work of a simple beat but polishes it nicely with some cheeky samples and an interest chorus change.
If you’re fan of Doomtree, Atmosphere and Fashawn then you should check this track and the 3 dudes out. Don’t be silly now.
“You listen, I sit and write, tryna bring light / Cause there’s darkness in our dreams and it’s worse in real life.”
I was kind of surprised to find something in my inbox from an artist that I had previously heard about. About a year ago (if I remember correctly), I used to bump “Bars & Hooks” by AWKWORD featuring the likes of Sean Price, The Kid Daytona, and The Incomparable Shakespeare. Check out that joint if you haven’t heard it before. Onto the main subject of this post, AWKWORD and rapper Tenacity provide the bars for Brown Bag AllStar-affiliate producer Tranzformer for his Diamonds & Gems project. On the single “Rap Journals,” the two rappers speak about their rap journals and the thought out poetry they write down that “exposes” their life. Check out the single below.
Yeah, this dope, Lyrical Boom Bap. “Cuz there’s darkness in our dreams & it’s worst than real life”. Tranzformer, Tenacity & Awkword team up for “Rap Journals”. Track will live on Tranzformer’s Diamonds & Gems upcoming producer project.
Check out a dope underground artist known as AWKWORD as he releases one of his latest tracks “Rap Journals” featuring another dope artist known as Tenacity.
This is some of HipHop’s greatest moments, I love great collaborations.
Awkword also releases another track with Tenacity about writing deep personal lyrics and how they relate to listeners with it. And in the background there’s a soulful, chimy beat that is reminiscent of something Apollo Brown would make. Excellent vibe music with a message behind it.
Awkword releases another sure shot featuring Tenacity called “Rap Journals” Rap Journals is from Tranzformer upcoming project “Diamonds And Gems”
San Diego producer Tranzformer and emcee’s Tenacity and AWKWORD link on this knocker off of the producers upcoming Diamonds & Gems project. Bump below.
A fresh AWKWORD x Tenacity x Tranzformer collabo off Brown Bag AllStar-affiliate producer Tranzformer’s Diamonds & Gems project.
2 mc’s delivering some impressive lyrics.
Awkword and Tenacity combine to bust lyrics over a new Tranz beat.
This project from Tranzformer is shaping up to be pretty nice. Check out the latest cut from Diamonds & Gems.
SELECT DIAMONDS & GEMS ALBUM FEATURES
- TheRealSpill (10 Artists With Street Heat)
- Straight From The Underground (SFTU) 2.0
- Drank And Dank
- Triple HQ
- Re-Up Spot
- Versos Perfectos (Spain)
- SC Bonkers (Spain)
- Peace! Magazine (Canada)
- TheHipHop.org (India)
- Tonkonst (Sweden)
- European Hip Hop “Veni Vidi Vici” (Poland)
- My Word Is Vinyl
- GID Radio
- Streets Connect
- Raw Drive
- DJ I Shine
- Del City Radio
- Neighborhood Watch World Wide
- The Aqua League blog
- Raw Drive
- Crush Congregation Presents
- Beat Tape Co
F.A.W.O.L. PRESENTS: SPIT SCIENCE VOL. 1
F.A.W.O.L. Music Ent. selects “Rap Journals” for SPIT SCIENCE VOL. 1, hosted by DJ Slapbox. The mixtape — available for FREE Stream x Download (below) — also features World View Emcee REKS, Joey Bada$$ & DJ Premier, Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge, Marco Polo ft. Rakim, Czarface, Common ft. J. Period, Planet Asia ft. Ras Kass, and many more.
The mixtape is also on:
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