the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM, I: Lyrics, Download, Critical Acclaim
I’m the opposite of every guy you’ve ever met…
A week ago, Saturday, September 22, You Heard That New world premiered “I”, the newest single off AWKWORD‘s forthcoming DJBooth-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View. Also known as the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM, “I” serves as the ideal introduction to the New York City-based rap artist known for his sarcasm and wit.
Since its release, “I” — which features DJ Dyllemma on the 1s and 2s and production from ATG — has been featured by numerous leading Hip Hop sites worldwide, including Hip Hop DX (Play, Rate & Comment!), Kevin Nottingham, Rock The Dub, The Mad Bloggers and Spain’s Versos Perfectos. The lyrics to “I” also made Rap Genius‘s BIG MEMES Weekly Roundup.
For select reviews, lyrics and free stream/download options, see below.
And for those of you who spin AWKWORD’s records on radio or use it in your classrooms and programs with youth, please note that this song is completely clean and TV/Radio/Classroom approved.
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“I got a problem with pigs, if they cool, anomaly /
I got a problem with authority, tryna calm me /
I got tossed in jail, for smoking the peace plant /
I got a high five, choking kid under street lamp…”
AWKWORD comes through KN with another Certified fresH single done just right. “I (the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM” is yet another reason I ride with the NY emcee as he opens up and lays himself on the table for fans to dissect. It takes a lot of fucking balls for an artist to just put it all out like this and for that I salute AWKWORD. The emcee releases his inner self on the ill backdrop provided by ATG and featuring the scratching of none other than the always dope DJ Dyllemma. ”I (the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM” is just dope. Period.
Brand new track from Awkword, titled “I”. This Awkword un-anthem song is reflective and insightful, as he raps about his loves and hates–fake friends, women, drugs, politics, music industry, authority, alone time, cigarettes and caffeine, and more–all things that make him who he is or isn’t. Laid-back beat was produced by ATG, with cuts from DJ Dyllemma.
The emcee releases his inner self on the ill backdrop provided by ATG and featuring the scratching of none other than the always dope DJ Dyllemma.
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- Vocals: AWKWORD
- Cuts: DJ Dyllemma
- Production: ATG
- Mix/Master: ATG
- Executive Production: AWKWORD, ATG
- Engineering: ATG
- Cover Art: GOODIDEAstyle (Italy)
New Music: the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM ‘I’ – via YouHeardThatNew
Earlier today, Saturday, September 22, tastemaking Hip Hop site YouHeardThatNew world premiered the AWKWORD un-ANTHEM “I“, produced by frequent collaborator ATG and featuring rising turntablist DJ Dyllemma.
(LYRICS coming SOON via RapGenius.com!)
Click HERE to view, listen and download FREE.
Cover art by Italy‘s GOODIDEAstyle.
AWKWORD x Tone Spliff LIVE in 2 HOURS on Planet X Radio
Today, Sunday, July 22, at 4:30 PM ET, Rapper/Activist AWKWORD and DJ/Producer Tone Spliff will be live on the air worldwide with DJ Resistance, Vega X and Macabean the Rebel on the Planet Resistance show on Planet X Radio. They will be discussing their recent collaboration, AWKWORD’s World View single “Back to BK”, with Tone Spliff on cuts and production and guest verses from Brooklyn emcees Poison Pen, Dom O Briggs and D. Julien, as well as underground/mainstream Hip Hop, politics and society, activism and charity, and their plans for the rest of the 2012 and beyond.
About “Back to BK”
Appearing on AWKWORD’s DJBooth-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project, World View, the activist emcee’s newest release “Back to BK” is a celebration of the Borough of Kings, featuring Brooklyn’s own D. Julien (Flatbush), Dom O Briggs (Bushwick) and Poison Pen (‘Bed Stuy’s Best Buy’), with gritty production and classic cuts from Tone Spliff and studio engineering from Brooklyn nomad Harry Fraud and Park Slope’s Steel Tipped Dove.
The record begins with AWKWORD’s verse — written a few years ago while he was moving out of Brooklyn (also when he wrote the hook) — in which he longs to return to a past life represented by his time living in the borough where his great grandfathers immigrated from Europe, where his grandfather ran the streets as part of a Jewish gang, and where his own father was born.
AWKWORD is followed up by three fellow buzz-making emcees and current Brooklynites, who all deliver hard-hitting verses, and then an extended outro displaying Tone Spliff’s now-famed turntablism skills.
“Back to BK” Free Stream x Download
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, “Radio 2.0“, features guest verses from KRS-One, Dug Infinite & Brimstone127, over production from Vice Souletric.
As noted here, DJBooth.net world premiered the cut January 19, 2012.
DJ Z, Editor-In-Chief, DJ Booth:
Great old school, 90′s era hip hop feel on the record, which is solidified by the legendary vocals of KRS.
To help us get “Radio 2.0″ to the top of the chart, go to http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/awkword-radio-2.0/ — and play, download, rate & comment!
Click here for the DJ Booth Indie Music Chart.
About the DJ Booth Ratings:
Welcome to the Booth’s Top Independent Chart! As always, your feedback has determined which songs made the cut. Each chart’s lineup is calculated using a special DJBooth Formula that takes into account member ratings and reviews as well as features’ overall popularity.
New Audio: AWKWORD ft. KRS-One – “Radio 2.0″ (prod. Vice Souletric)
AWKWORD ft. KRS-One, Dug Infinite & Brimstone127 – “Radio 2.0″ (prod. Vice Souletric)
Check out the newest single off AWKWORD‘s 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project ‘World View’, a DJBooth.net Top Song of the Week (see below), produced by Ohio’s Vice Souletric, and fittingly featuring KRS-One, the legendary Bronx emcee behind the Stop The Violence movement, Chicago’s iconic rapper/producer Dug Infinite and fellow Jewish emcee/activist Brimstone127 of Miami.
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Download (highest-quality [.wav] sound file) — and donate 100% to Aim to Live, a 501c3-registered charity for urban youth.
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Special Shout Out to DJBooth.net for WORLD PREMIERING “Radio 2.0″ last night. Click HERE to read the great song review and show support by rating/commenting!
DJ Z (DJ Booth):
Great old school, 90′s era hip hop feel on the record, which is solidified by the legendary vocals of KRS.
AWKWORD Featured on Ungovernable Resistance Hip Hop/Punk Mixtapes Vol. 6
- Son of Saturn ft Presto & The Sargonites – Scarcrows in Hells Pit (Omni3 Remix)
- Test Their Logik – Crash the meeting
- Battlegeist, Sai & DJ Twisted - GeistnSai (Prod Hellbound)
- Team Shells & DJ Mind Control – Liberation Square RMX
- Scotti Styles, Labal-S & Decipher – III Methods (Prod Hellbound)
- Life Scientist, Mister Pen - Dead in 94 (Prod Kachin)
- Mir the bloody, Sunn – Murder in October
- AWKWORD ft. Punchline, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Beretta 9 (Killarmy) – The People’s Champions (Prod Harry Fraud)
- Resident Anti Hero – Machines have control
- Citizen Vex – Decadence (Feat Ubik Heredia)
- Silvertongue – Lyrical Catharsis
- Collectif Mary Read (calavera, nergal, mina) – M.A.R.Y._R.E.A.D. (Prod Acrobat)
- San Boy Ft. D-Cap (Blaze One) – Decibel du ciment (Prod Hellbound)
- Mister Pen/Reer/Darkness – Depression (Prod Hellbound)
- Kalki – Peace within the storm
- Se7ensandman (Feat Life Scientist & Tony Tone) – Day of illusion (Prod Tony Tone)
- TRIZ – Unasleep (Prod Dj-Anden)
- Scoti Style+guitars, Life Scientist, Labal-S – Sik Mafakaz (Prod Kachin)
- Dekay – Like a Phoenix
- The Jotaka, Rob Rod, GNZ & Vega X – White Rabbit (Prod Hellbound)
- Basement Dwellaz & PCP – Infected
- Mir the Bloody – Hakiki Bela – Karanlik Dark Düsünceler
- Irrefutable – Wage Slaves (Feat Jmac; Prod Leo B Dope)
- Ordeal – Life at the bottom
- Ascended Masters (Goddess Bliss and Dee Are) – Sacred Seed
- Monte Smith – Call to arms (remix)
Truth Music Directory Feature: AWKWORD
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#MusicMonday Leak: AWKWORD ft. Punchline, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Beretta 9 (Killarmy) – “The People’s Champions” (prod. Harry Fraud) #MM #HipHop #Rap #Music
As premiered by XclusivesZone and featured on leading Hip Hop sites worldwide, including The Sermon’s Domain, RockTheDub, The Hip Hop Chronicle, DotGotIt, OffTheTrax, Fresh-Grind, RapUniverse, HipHopSite.com, RealHipHop4ever, 1134MixShow, Tapemasters Inc., and many more…
AWKWORD, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Punchline & Beretta 9 (Killarmy) join forces for “The People’s Champions”, a revolution-inspired cut produced by Harry Fraud. This song will appear on AWKWORD’s forthcoming 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project ‘World View’.
All proceeds from World View will be donated to Guns 4 Cameras (A.K.A. Aim to Live), a 501c3 registered nonprofit dedicated to eradicating gun violence through the Hip Hop-inspired education and empowerment of our innercity youth. For more information, visit: http://AWKWORDrap.com
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Save Our Youth: Buy AWKWORD’s “Imperialism” Single (ft. C-Rayz Walz & Reks) on iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody, etc.
This single, like all subsequent singles and the album itself, is being offered to listeners entirely for charity.
In this day and age, when artists of this calibre are giving away more music than fans know what to do with, the purchase of “Imperialism” offers an opportunity to GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, support the arts AND cop great listening material ALL for LESS THAN A DOLLAR ($0.99).
“Imperialism” is available at all of the following fine online retailers: Distributed To:iTunes Mexico, IMVU, Rhapsody, MySpace Music, Zune, MediaNet, Amazon MP3, Thumbplay, Napster, Spotify, Shockhound, iTunes U.S., iTunes Australia/N.Z., iTunes Canada, Nokia, eMusic, iTunes UK/European Union, iTunes Japan.
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See below (or click here) for more on World View.
World View is the earth’s first 100% nonprofit global hip hop project, brought to you by The Anti-Injustive Movement, The Morgan Stanley Foundation and the world-famous EOW (End of the Weak; EODub).
All proceeds from World View will be donated to Guns 4 Cameras (a.k.a. Aim to Live), a registered 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to eradicating gun violence through the hip hop-inspired education/empowerment of our inner-city youth. The organization’s founder, Hezues R’ was shot at 22 times at age 22 — and survived to re-dedicate his life to saving the streets. The organization’s Spokesperson is hip hop icon Pharoahe Monch; he and Hezues have traveled the country speaking to the youth about hip hop and making the right choices.
Exclusive AWKWORD Interview with Ungovernable Resistance DIY
The good folks at Ungovernable Resistance — an anarchist/punk rock/DIY site! — dug deep in their interview with AWK. You probably know by now that the revolutionary rapper doesn’t hold back, but you might be surprised by some of his answers! Click here to read the AWKWORD take on topics such as:
- Barack Obama
- The Hip Hop industry
- The future of music
- Performing live
- Upcoming songs and collaborations
- Upcoming charitable activities
- The making of the Vlad TV/Monstar Films video for his song “The People’s Champ“
- His songs “The World Is Yours” (ft. Sha Stimuli & Viro the Virus), “Imperialism” (ft. C-Rayz Walz & Reks) and “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” (ft. Block McCloud & Riles (of Lost Soulz))
- His forthcoming 100% nonprofit global hip hop project World View
- Connecting — or not connecting — with listeners
- Using music to educate and inspire
- Racism, injustice and inequality
- Unemployment, poverty and homelessness
- The death of his friend Ron
- Freedom of expression
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