NEW: DJBooth: Tranzformer, Tenacity & AWKWORD – Rap Journals
“Leave enough room for AWKWORD… whose deep-voiced, powerful delivery anchors the cut.” — The DJBooth (DJBooth.net)
Today, Tuesday, March 5, The DJ Booth officially world premiered the latest collaboration by the trio of AWKWORD x Tenacity x Tranzformer. This “uber-smooth” record, ‘Rap Journals’ can be found on Brown Bag AllStar-affiliate producer Tranzformer’s Diamonds & Gems project.
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I. Tranzformer ft. AWKWORD & Tenacity – “Wear & Tear” — off Tranzformer’s Raw & Homemade III
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 featured on Producer Tranzformer’s ‘Wear & Tear’
As picked up by The Source, The DJ Booth, etc., Tranzformer — probably known to AWKWORD folks as the World View producer behind “Metal Music” — links up again with AWKWORD and Tenacity, well-known West Coast World View emcee, this time exclusively for up-and-comer Tranzformer’s solo project Raw & Homemade III [2DopeBoyz].
On “Wear & Tear”, AWKWORD goes first-person, describing the wear and tear on the underground emcee, while Tenacity takes it to the public, showcasing the the wear and tear on us all.
on his first solo feature, the Brown Bag All Stars beatsmith crafts a steely, guitar-sampled instrumental to back NYC-repping site regular AWKWORD and Los Angeles spitter Tenacity as they reflect…
If you dig the song, click the link — and read the full review, then leave your comment and rating!
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.
Switzerland’s Vinyl Digger Joins World View Movement
It’s in the name itself: World View is all about the global connections we make through Hip Hop music x culture. So, it should come as no surprise that we considered every continent when looking for the person/team to mix & master this important project. We went no further than Switzerland’s Vinyl Digger.
scratchin, blendin, cuttin, jugglin. remember hot 90s mixtapes? dats how i do!
And it doesn’t hurt that Vinyl Digger has the co-sign of two trustworthy World View participants, emcee Tenacity and Brown Bag AllStar-affiliate producer Tranzformer, each of whom describe Vinyl Digger as, simply, “dope”.
RTD Playlist Feat. AWKWORD, Reks, Ess Vee, The Kid Daytona
As part of the RTD Playlist (Week of 12/30/11), Khal and RockTheDub.com give love to AWKWORD‘s newest single “Thank You (A Tribute To My Mommy)“, the song for his mother who died 1/2/12 of breast cancer, just short of her 60th birthday.
- Quick links to songs with Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), Raekwon, French Montana, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Maino, Naledge (of Kidz in the Hall), Uncle Murda, Sadat X, Homeboy Sandman, Crooked I, Reks, Rickie Jacobs, Apollo The Great, ScienZe, Sean Falyon, Pusha T, Jon Connor, Ess Vee and more.
- Quick links to projects from The Audible Doctor and Tranzformer of Brown Bag AllStars, the latter featuring AWKWORD, as well as The Kid Daytona, Moka Only, John Robinson, Clams Casino (instrumental) and more.
AWKWORD Featured on Brosy Compilations 299, 356, 358 & 362
Hungary’s BROSYmusic Compilations featuring AWKWORD (to date)…
Brosy Compilation 362
December 21, 2011
Featuring Ras Kass, Timeless Truth, Reks, Busta Rhymes, AWKWORD, ILL BILL, Tenacity, Blame One, Boog Brown, LMNO, Large Professor, Jus Allah, Block McCloud, Apathy, Edo G, Craig G, Sage Francis, Toki Wright, Jasiri X, Copywrite and more.
Production from Oh No, Tranzformer, Audible Doctor, Falside, Scoop Deville and more.
Brosy Compilation 358
December 7, 2011
Featuring Termanology, Reks, Reef The Lost Cauze, Chaundon, AWKWORD, Sean Price, The Kid Daytona, Slick Rick, Hasan Salaam, Jon Connor, Blu, Sadat X, Soul Khan, St. Joe Louis and more.
Production from Statik Selektah, DJ Low Cut, Reef Ali, DJ Premier, Sicknature (of the Snowgoons), Pete Rock, The White Shadow of Norway, JR&PH7 and more.
Brosy Compilation 356
December 1, 2011
Featuring Bumpy Knuckles, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Rock (of Heltah Skeltah), AWKWORD, Sha Stimuli, Nametage, Emilio Rojas, Blaq Poet, Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), Skyzoo, The Roots, Phonte and more.
Production from DJ Premier, Black Milk, M-Phazes, 4th Assassin and more.
Brosy Compilation 299
May 27, 2011
Featuring Rapsody, Koncept (of Brown Bag AllStars), Tenacity, AWKWORD, Dice Raw, Lords of the Underground, Wu-Tang Clan, Sean Price, Planet Asia, Mistah FAB, Joell Ortiz, Meyhem Lauren, Kidz in the Hall, Kool Keith, Tanya Morgan, Skyzoo, Erick Sermon and more.
Production from Astronote, Tranzformer, Harry Fraud, Frank Dukes and more.
DJ Booth Review, Stream, Download & Rate: AWKWORD – Metal Music ft. ILL BILL, Blame One, etc.
Fresh off bringing down the house with the single Bars & Hooks (Keep It Moving), AWKWORD takes the pole position on Metal Music, the official lead single off producer Tranzformer‘s forthcoming street album. Over the Booth-approved beatsmith’s head-noddable synth-percussion boardwork, the NYC buzzmaker is joined on the mic by El Gant, ILL BILL, Tenacity and Blame One. In addition to appearing on Tranzformer’s Raw & Homemade 2 tape, Metal Music is set for inclusion on AWKWORD’s 100%-for-charity World View LP.
To stream, download, rate and comment on the song, click here.
All plays, downloads, ratings and comments count toward landing a spot on the DJBooth.net Top Indie Song Chart.
New Audio: Metal Music [ft. El Gant, ILL BILL, Tenacity & Blame One; prod. Tranzformer]
As featured on 2DopeBoyz.com and elsewhere on the Web… Off West Coast-based, Brown Bag AllStar-affiliated producer Tranzformer‘s Raw & Homemade 2…
Raw & Homemade 2 DOWNLOAD:
“Metal Music” NAME YOUR OWN PRICE: Download (highest-quality [.wav] sound file) — and DONATE 100% to Aim to Live:
Beatbox Radio Show Features AWKWORD on These Are The Chosen Vol.18
1. Cunninlynguists – Phantasmata
2. Self Scientific – God’s Language
3. Has-Lo – Build Jewelz
4. Dela ft. Blu – WhatUWanna
5. Dumhi ft. Ethel Cee – Shade
5. Optimus Rhymes ft. Maleko – Book Of Life
6. Destruct ft. Rebels To The Grain – Here I Am
7. Planet Asia ft. John Robinson – The Bar Mitzvah (Now And Laterz Remix)
8. Beneficence ft. El Da Sensei - Urban Soul
9. Chinese Man ft. Taiwan MC & Cyp4 – Miss Chang
10. Nate Dogg – I Got Love
11. Apathy – East Coast Rapist
12. Y-Love & AWKWORD – Mr. President (The Wisconsin Song)
13. Zion I & The Grouch – Frankenstein
14. Heavy Metal Kings (ILL BILL & Vinnie Paz) – Children Of God
15. Pharoahe Monch ft. Immortal Technique & Vernon Reid – W.A.R.
16. Doap Nixon ft. Reef The Lost Cauze & Vinnie Paz – Grand Opening Remix
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