AWKWORD’s “Bars & Hooks” — What the Critics are Saying
Produced by Harry Fraud and featuring Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and The Incomparable Shakespeare, AWKWORD‘s “Bars & Hooks“, the latest song off his 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, dropped December 5 to immediate fanfare. The New York City posse cut world premiered on NahRight.com and quickly made its way to HipHopDX.com (5 out of 5 rating!), 2DopeBoyz.com, DJBooth.net (4.1 out of 5 rating!), AshleyOutrageous.com, BuckMarleyXXX.com, RefinedHype.com and many more of the leading Hip Hop sites, as well as Rap Is Outta Control on FM radio and Hip Hop Nation on XM Sirius. Since, the song has made the DJBooth.net Top Indie Hip Hop Singles chart and continued to get radio spins, facebook likes and tweets worldwide.
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If you tuned in for AWKWORD‘s first Booth feature, Doctor Doctor, you already know that the Big Apple repper’s all about his Bars & Hooks. On feature numero dos, the latest single off his forthcoming full-length, the emcee recruits a few equally dedicated neighbors—namely Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and The Incomparable Shakespeare—to drop hard-hitting verses over a smooth, flute-laced beat by Harry Fraud. Digging it? Then stay tuned for further details on AWKWORD’s World View LP, set to drop in 2012, with proceeds going to the Aim to Live charity.
It’s all about bars and hooks… AWKWORD is the brain, heart and soul behind World View, a global Hip-Hop project for charity, being released in 2012! Call it a revolution! Backed by the smooth sounds of Harry Fraud, AWKWORD rounds up fellow industry peers in Sean Price and The Kid Daytona for the mission with The Incomparable Shakespeare handling chorus duties!
After introducing himself to RefinedHype Nation with “Doctor, Doctor”, NYC representer AWKWORD is back with some simply dope “Bars & Hooks (Keep It Moving)”. There’s a lot to dig here. The Harry Fraud beat is solidly fundamental and The Incomparable Shakespeare delivers a nice hook, but ultimately this is a rappity rap track, so the real highlights are the rappity raps.
Seriously, I can’t remember the last time three emcees got on a track and all followed the same format – on “Two Words” they didn’t even last two verses – but Sean Price, AWKWORD and The Kid Daytona all come through with a variation of “I ain’t been the same since I ate paint chips” and “excessive e pills give you Christopher Walken mouth.” I’d love to know the story behind that, maybe AWK will fill us in below in the comments (hint, hint).
As a bonus, this is good music for a good cause. All proceeds from this track and AWK’s “World View” album, dropping in 2012, go to global hip-hop charity Aim to Live.
Check out the newest single off World View, AWKWORD’s 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project dropping in 2012. Click here for more info and to purchase/donate.
Bars and hooks have never sounded better… Word to this joint and shouts to all my peoples involved!
Dope beat with hella dope flows. This is TIMELESS. This is REWIND status. And its also for a great cause. SUPPORT! I paid $3 for this single.
Oh, maaaan…this track is hot. I mean look at that title! AWKWORD recruits a few dope emcees such as, Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and Incomparable Shakespeare for “Bars & Hooks”, a track produced by Harry Fraud. “Bars & Hooks” serves as AWKWORD’s newest single off World View, the first 100% for-charity Hip-Hop project.
New AWKWORD Single Hits DJ Booth Indie Music Chart
We’re now at #20… Help us get to #1!
The newest AWKWORD x World View single, “Bars & Hooks (Keep It Moving)“, features guest verses from Sean Price and The Kid Daytona, plus a hook from The Incomparable Shakespeare, over production from Harry Fraud.
As noted here, NahRight.com world premiered the cut a week from today, Monday, December 5, 2011. Since, the song has been featured and raved about by the likes of:
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Nah Right World Premiere: AWKWORD ft. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare – Bars & Hooks (Keep It Moving) [prod. Harry Fraud]
*** UPDATE *** The song has also now been featured at HipHopDX.com, 2DopeBoyz.com, DJBooth.net (on the top-20 indie music chart!), AshleyOutrageous.com, RefinedHype.com (a great review!), BuckMarleyXXX.com & many more of your favorite Hip Hop sites! STAY TUNED to read what all the top sites are saying!
Check out the newest single off World View, AWKWORD’s 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project dropping in 2012.
Original Single Cover Artwork by Andreis Costa for SweatShop NY.
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