AWKWORD Interview, Freestyle on Halftime Radio w/ DJ Eclipse
NOW, below, you can watch ON VIDEO the full night’s events, also featuring PaceWon, Mr. Green, Serge Severe and DJ Grouch, as well as a REAL (off-the-top) freestyle from AWKWORD to close out the show.
You can also stream/download the AWKWORD interview (via Audio Mack), in which DJ Eclipse asks AWK questions regarding the contradictions in his music, the difference between the man and the emcee, and the activist/artist’s:
- 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View
- Songs “Back to BK” and “I” (the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM) — which DJ Eclipse played during his 10/3 set
- Interview with The Village Voice
- Surprise side-project — dropping tomorrow via Rock The Dub! — with Cletus, Remnants & Rejects
- Plans for after World View
Fast-forward to the 02:07:00 mark for AWKWORD
Look out for the full 10/03/12 Halftime tracklist, coming soon to the AWKWORD tumblr.
And stay tuned for the audio from AWKWORD’s interview with Dharmic X on his WNYU show, This Culture Never Dies, coming soon.
AWKWORD Live Weds 10/3 on The Halftime Show with DJ Eclipse
Tune in for exclusive music, live freestyles, interviews with the artists and more.
Pasts guests have included: ILL BILL, Chino XL, Eminem, Royce da 5’9″, Big L, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Q-Tip, GURU, Common, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Redman, Rahzel, Slick Rick, El-P, Aesop Rock, Fat Joe, Hieroglyphics, Cage and many more.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Halftime Show
89.1 FM WNYU
10:30 PM ET – 1:00 AM
www.wnyu.org or www.ustream.tv/channel/halftimewnyu
Guests: Pace Won & Mr. Green, AWKWORD, DJ Grouch & Cut Master DC
AWKWORD Interview with The Village Voice
Fittingly, on May Day, a day after the release — to critical acclaim and great fanfare — of the video for AWKWORD‘s World View single “Bars & Hooks“, The Village Voice‘s Sound of the City blog drops its interview with the Activist Rapper…
N.W.A.’s “Fuck Tha Police” burst into Awkword’s life thanks to his baby-sitter. The Manhattan-based rapper visibly remembers the day when his part-time watchdog turned up with a copy of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube’s anti-establishment rant; hearing the song kick-started his first forays into writing his own raps. True to that song’s sentiment, today Awkward is as much an activist as an artist, channeling the idea of conveying a message and a viewpoint through rhyme and attempting to cause a change in the world around him. His upcoming World View project is the next stage in his mission, with all profits from the project going towards the Guns 4 Cameras (Aim To Live) anti-street-violence organization.
With the Occupy Wall Street movement set to snag more headlines today, we checked in with Awkword to speak about the potential for instigating social change through music, the dynamics of organizing a successful protest, and how his music is equally as inspired by Ill Bill as The Beatles.
“Bars & Hooks” on Rap Is Outta Control Radio x Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM
Shoutout to DJ Eclipse, D-Stroy and DJ Total Eclipse for playing the newest single off AWKWORD’s 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, the NahRight.com-premiered, DJBooth.net-charting “Bars & Hooks” (prod. Harry Fraud; feat. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare).
The song was played amidst tracks from Slick Rick, Scram Jones, Homeboy Sandman, Sadat X, Chaundon and many more, as well as a live turntablism exhibition from special guest DJ Total Eclipse.
See below for the full show tracklist.
If you missed the live show on Rap Is Outta Control a couple days ago, tune in to Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM this Friday, December 16, at 4 AM to hear the re-run.
[Tracks l-10 & 17-22 - DJ Eclipse; Tracks 11-16 - DJ Total Eclipse]
- Soul Khan ft. Akie Bermiss “Mr. Governor” (prod. Audible Doctor)
- Bunch & Clap “What’s Happenin’” (prod. DJ SoulClap
- Koncept “Too Late” (prod. J57; cuts DeeJay Element)
- AWKWORD ft. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare “Bars & Hooks (Keep It Moving)” (prod. Harry Fraud)
- 5. Roc C ft. Alchemist “Starchild” (prod. The Alchemist)
- Slick Rick “Need Some Bad” (prod. & cuts DJ Premier)
- SPOX PhD (DJ Spinna & Oxygen) ft. Sadat X, Diamond D & Kurious “Four Times Raw” (prod. DJ Spinna)
- Senor Kaos ft. Binkis Recs “Did You Miss Me” (prod. Illastrate)
- Q-Unique ft. Psycho Realm “Between Heaven And Hell (Nuttkase Remix)” (prod. Nuttkase)
- Famoso “Me, Myself & Music” (prod. J57)
- Scram Jones “Back In The Park” (prod. & cuts Scram Jones)
- Fresh Vetz “Fresh Stuff” (prod. DJ Pause; cuts DJ Total Eclipse)
- Fresh Vetz ft. Homeboy Sandman “On The Mic” (prod. DJ Pause)
- Mos Def “Hip Hop” (prod. Diamond D)
- Consequence ft. Q-Tip, Large Professor & Havoc “Fake ID” (prod. The Produce Section)
- Live DJ Total Eclipse Turntablist Exhibition
- Redline “Apothcarian” (prod. Y.Arka; cuts Rob Swift)
- Lyriciss “The Balance” (prod. Grussle)
- yU “Bonafide” (prod. Kokayi)
- Sadat X “The Fake Out” (prod. City Parks)
- Torae “Changes (Diamond D Mix)” (prod. Diamond D)
- Chaundon ft. DP, Cymarshall Law & M-Dot “El Mariachi” (prod. Reef Ali; cuts Grazzhoppa)