Rainy Daze Featured by You Heard That New, 2 Dope Boyz, more
A week ago, Thursday, February 9, Buck Marley XXX world premiered “Rainy Daze“. The newest single off AWKWORD‘s DJBooth.net-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, “Rainy Daze” features guest 16s from Main Flow of Mood, You Heard That New freestyle alum Rickie Jacobs and Dujeous frontman Mojo the Cinematic, backed by beats from ASCAPlus Award-winning production team The Aqua League.
Within two days, #RainyDaze had accrued more than 2,000 plays off AWKWORD’s soundcloud player alone. The song has also been critically acclaimed, earning features from a number of leading Hip Hop sites, including You Heard That New (5/5 Stars), 2 Dope Boyz (37 thumbs UP, 5 thumbs down), Eastside Morales, The Bee Shine, Baltimore’s Very Own, 1134 Mix Show, Spellcast Radio, Streets Crack, Definition of Fresh, Jewish Hip Hop and Germany’s Trackblasters, as well as DJ Booth (4.1/5.0 Rating), Kevin Nottingham, rock the dub and Trap Rock Radio (see reviews below).
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This track is too Dope! NYC hip-hop artist “AWKWORD” drops “Rainy Daze” featuring Main Flow, Mojo (of Dujeous), and Baltimore’s Own “Rickie Jacobs”. The word was passed that this song will be featured on Awkword’s project called ‘World View’. And guess what, Every last bit of the proceeds will go to charity. Now how trill is that? This is the first I’ve heard of someone doing so. Big Shout out to Rickie Jacobs for being apart of this historic masterpiece.
This is the latest single from AWKWORD’s World View project, and it features the Bmore boy Rickie Jacobs (who also sorted out that Charlie Brown-tinged artwork) and others. BuckMarleyXXX got the world premiere on this, and I’m just hoping I avoid the rain. Or snow. I think it’s going to snow. This might actually be something dope to watch snow fall to. Fly shit.
Another banger from AWKWORD! This time he enlists the help of Main Flow (of Mood), Rickie Jacobs, Mojo (Dujeous frontman) and the production of The Aqua League for the single “Rainy Daze.” You will be able to find the single on the upcoming DJBooth.net sponsored, 100% for-charity global Hip-Hop project from AWKWORD entitled World View.
Fresh off earning reader plaudits for Radio 2.0, the third release off his DJBooth-sponsored, 100%-for-charity mixtape, AWKWORD returns to our pages with leak number four off the highly-anticipated project. On Rainy Daze, The Aqua League serve up a cinematic, string/piano instrumental as the Big Apple underground spitter trades lyrically on-point bars with Main Flow (of Mood), Rickie Jacobs and Mojo the Cinematic (frontman of Booth-approved crew Dujeous). World View has yet to receive a drop date, but those who like what they’re hearing can keep it locked for more fresh tunes off the project.
There is a Rainy Daze Part II. It features AWOL One, Bisc1 a.k.a. Bisco Smith & broke MC. It is produced by Cletus a.k.a. Romablaster of Rome, Italy. It will be available on World View, ONLY VIA DJBooth.net. Stay tuned for more news. Album drops 2012.
New AWKWORD Interview with WeGoinIn
Click the image above to read the full interview. See below for the questions I answer, in typically bizarro fashion.
- For those who aren’t yet up on you, how would you introduce yourself?
- Your “World View” project is scheduled to be dropping soon. Can you explain what it is, who’s involved and your motivation behind it?
- Your music is very influenced by your social views and your activism. How important is it for those passions to be conveyed in your music?
- Do you see your music as having a particular goal or is it more about communicating what’s inside you?
- You’ve done a number dope joints with Harry Fraud who is blowing up crazy. How did you two initially link up?
- Who are some of the artists who have inspired you and who you look at as role models in the game?
- Any new artists that you’re feeling lately and are looking to work with?
- What’s on the horizon for 2012 for you?
BREAKING: New Sponsor/Host of AWKWORD’s ‘World View’ LP Named
Made official by an announcement on sister-site Refined Hype and then set in stone a few days later by the new partner itself, AWKWORD has entered into an exciting agreement for the sponsorship, promotion AND HOSTING of World View, his 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project dropping in 2012.
Congratulations to AWKWORD and the one-and-only… DJBooth.net!
AWKWORD, ‘The People’s Champ’, is the Writer, Hip Hop/Rap Artist and Activist behind World View, the 1st-ever 100% For-Charity Global Hip Hop Project, featuring contributions from every continent, approximately 20 countries and every United States region. Brought to you by DJBooth.net, End of the Weak (EOW) and The Morgan Stanley Foundation, the album boasts production from Domingo, Harry Fraud, The White Shadow, Tranzformer, ATG and many more, as well as guest emcee appearances from the likes of Joell Ortiz, Sean Price and KRS-One… AWKWORD — who is donating all proceeds from his World View project to Aim to Live, a 501c3-registered nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering urban youth — has appeared on/in Urb Magazine, XXL, The Source, Hip Hop DX, Nah Right, DJ Booth, 2DopeBoyz, Vlad TV, The Hip Hop Chronicle, Kevin Nottingham, IndieHipHopNet, Ashley Outrageous, Refined Hype, BuckMarleyXXX, Rap Is Outta Control Radio, Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM, Revolt Radio, Israel National Radio, Daily Kos, The Nation, Huffington Post, and many more! For more information on AWKWORD and World View, visit http://AWKWORDrap.com. To talk to AWKWORD, like him on facebook — http://facebook.com/AWKWORDrap — and/or follow him on twitter — http://twitter.com/AWKWORDrap.
The World View Singles
As of Thursday, January 19, 2012.
- AWKWORD – “Thank You (A Tribute To My Mommy)” (prod. ATG)
- AWKWORD ft. ILL BILL, El Gant, Tenacity & Blame One – “Metal Music” (prod. Tranzformer)
- AWKWORD ft. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare – “Bars & Hooks (Keep It Moving)” (prod. Harry Fraud)
- AWKWORD ft. Sha Stimuli & Viro the Virus – “The World Is Yours” (prod. Dominant1 [Malawi])
- AWKWORD ft. GuessWho? – “Doctor Doctor” (prod. MajoR R.E. [Malaysia])
- AWKWORD ft. Jade Foxx – “The Dating Game – Revisited” (prod. Flam & Aksim [Finland])
- AWKWORD ft. Punchline, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Beretta 9 (Killarmy) – “The People’s Champions” (prod. Harry Fraud)
- AWKWORD ft. C-Rayz Walz & Reks – “Imperialism” (prod. Jonny Lupo [Moldova])
Click here to listen/download/purchase.
For AWKWORD Soundcloud Followers ONLY. (Coming Soon!)
- “Requiem” ft. SoulStice, Ess Vee & CuzOH! Black; pr. ATG
- “Radio 2.0” ft. KRS-One, Dug Infinite & Brimstone127; pr. Vice Souletric
VIDEO: What Inspires AWKWORD — The Bee Shine Interview
Click here to see AWKWORD’s new video interview with The Bee Shine — an in-depth conversation with the artist/activist about his music, his message, and his hands-on work to support it.
Support quality hip hop and a charitable cause by purchasing AWKWORD’s music.
DJ Booth, Refined Hype, more on AWKWORD’s ‘Tribute To My Mommy’
“AWKWORD pens an intensely heartfelt track to his recently deceased mother.” — DJBooth.net
“It’s bigger than Hip-Hop.” — RefinedHype.com
The Greatest Woman of All Time Died on One-Two…
I wrote and recorded “Thank You (A Tribute To My Mommy)” in honor of my perfect mother, who died 1/2/12, before she even reached 60. She was smiling and beautiful, even in her last moments.
I wrote this song sitting beside my mom, as she stared at death — with grace, as she did everything in her life. Without my mother, I wouldn’t be here today. And thanks to my mother, I never shied away from expressing myself through the arts. “Thank You” is the most personal song I’ve released to date, and for me it’s the most important. My #WorstMemoryof2011 was learning we’d run out of options. My #BestMemoryof2011 was witnessing my mom’s expression as she listened to her tribute song and watched the accompanying slideshow.
To me, this song demonstrates the positive power of Hip Hop — this is why I do what I do. And rightfully, “A Tribute To My Mommy” will appear on my 100% for-charity album World View, dropping in 2012. Yet, I can’t help but think my tribute only barely touches the surface in capturing all that my mother means and has meant to the people in her life and the plants, animals and insects all around her. World-Famous Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Social Worker, Chef, Singer, Swimmer, Activist, Artist, Gardener, Birder and Dog/Horse Whisperer. The only person I’ve ever know who practices what she preaches, adheres always to morality, and even challenges my theory that there is no true form of altruism.
In her honor, as her son, as someone who always admired — and was often in awe of — her, I present this song to my family, friends and fans, as well as to all those who have ever lost someone (especially due to cancer and metastatic breast cancer) they love, undoubtedly too early.
Youtube Slideshow x Song Preview
Download in the HIGHEST, better-than-CD-quality sound, FREE or by electing to NAME YOUR OWN PRICE. All (100%) of the proceeds are being donated to The Nature Conservancy in the name of AWKWORD’s mother. And if you knew her, you know that this organization was more to her than a nonprofit to throw money at; AWKWORD’s mom lived and breathed its mission to “protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.”
AWKWORD pens an intensely heartfelt track to his recently deceased mother… Showing love to one’s mother is a theme that’s run heavily throughout hip-hop. From Tupac’s Dear Mama to Kanye West’s Hey Mama, nearly every rapper finds their way to jotting down at least a line or two – if not several verses or an entire song – paying tribute to the woman from which they came. AWKWORD’s Thank You (A Tribute To My Mommy) is not just your normal homage to the maternal figure in his life as it was written at her bedside while she was losing her fight with breast cancer, eventually passing on the second day of this year. The song was recorded and played for her before her passing and AWKWORD credits her as being his biggest supporter and influence. With more and more things taking up our time, taking a moment to call or see our mothers for a quick hug or “I love you” should always be on our “to-do” lists. For more from the NYC emcee keep an ear out for his upcoming World View album, dropping soon via The DJBooth.
It’s bigger than Hip-Hop… I know it seems like I’m some mysterious, faceless force that posts booty shots and talks shit about rappers, but believe it or not I’m an actual, real life person. So when an artist like AWKWORD comes to me with a track dedicated to his mother, who was dying of breast cancer when he first played the song for me and has now passed away, I have an actual human reaction. At its best hip-hop offers both an escape and reflection of our actual lives, so in that spirit I’m going to turn things over to AWKWORD from here on out…
AWKWORD drops a heart warming tribute to his mom.
Damn, that the most beautiful thing you could do for your mother. SALUTE!… Many blessings go out to @AWKWORDrap for even being able to write and put this together in his rough times. My mother was my grandmother and she’s passed. It was a very tough for me to see her so ill on her bed. Much love goes out!! The song is FREE but you can elect to pay for it and the money goes to the The Nature Conservancy. SUPPORT IF YOU CAN.
Oh, man… this has to be the most heart-felt song I’ve heard in a very long time. My eyes started to get watery while listening to it. AWKWORD releases a new song titled “Thank You” dedicated to his mother, where he talks about how much he loves and appreciates her. This was absolutely beautiful. My thoughts and prayers goes out to him and his family during this difficult time. Read below to get more of an insight behind this meaningful song.
AWKWORD reminds us that love and loyalty transcend all.
Now show your support for AWKWORD and his mother — and go to DJBooth.net to listen, rate, like and comment.
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AWKWORD’s ‘Bars & Hooks’ a DJ P.R. / Trackblasters Top 10
Also featuring M.O.P., Snowgoons, The Roots, Asher Roth, Common, 50 Cent, Slim The Mobster and Drake. Click here to see where AWKWORD’s “Bars & Hooks” — produced by Harry Fraud and featuring Sean Price, The Kid Daytona and The Incomparable Shakespeare — lands.
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.
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.
See below to listen/download/purchase the song and read what the critics have said.
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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:
To help us get “Bars & Hooks” to the top of the chart, go to http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/awkword-bars-hooks/ — and play, download, rate & comment!
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