Rave Reviews for AWKWORD World View Song Before Before
I like this track. It feels as though Awkword said to his counterparts, “Define your version of ‘before,’” and each delivered their own interpretation. — HipHopDX
The one-and-only 2DopeBoyz.com world premiered the latest single off AWKWORD‘s World View project, “Before Before“, on January 28, 2013. The song is produced by King P (of the UK) and features guest verses from MarQ Spekt, T. Shirt and Kel Spencer and a hook with cuts from DJ Graft (of Norway), featuring original vocals from underground OGs Block McCloud and Pace Won.
To read some of the amazing reviews — and show your support by tweeting/liking your favorites — see below.
I like this track. It feels as though Awkword said to his counterparts, “Define your version of ‘before,’” and each delivered their own interpretation. Awkword opens with a series of current events from the past decade or so, along with a few hints at his own personal hurdles. MarQ Spekt follows with a different approach, detailing more abstract and cerebral concepts surrounding the meaning of “before.” Then T.Shirt chimes in with his life before the music, who he was, what he did, and how he did it. Finally, Kel Spencer takes a historical approach, highlighting the before way before there even was a before. Get the message? Good. Now listen to the song. Awkword’s career is going straight up, so check him and his brethren out now so you can say you knew them all “before before.”
Awkword is putting his words where it matters.
AWKWORD recruits some friends for this new joint that is serving a nice purpose. “Before Before” has cuts from White Shadow on the hook while the four MCs reflect on times before various things happened such as 9/11, Amy Winehouse’s death, Back To The Future and more. Contribute to a good cause.
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Crazy new track for a great cause. Our homie Awkword brings us this new joint entitled “Before Before”, and on it features MarQ Spekt, T.Shirt and Kel Spencer. Awkword’s been sending us gems since the site was founded a year ago and doesn’t hold back on this single either. With his consistency and raw talent, I can easily see him progressing fast. Shoutout to indie. Enjoy “Before Before”, below, and listen as the 4 emcees compliment each other so hype-fully well.
Check the BTTF reference in the song and artwork… dope. Buy the track below… all proceeds go to charity.
Remember “before?” Here’s a reminder.
Awkword is back with a fresh new record “Before Before” which will be featured on his forthcoming album “World View” (the first album in which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity). Awkword recruits a slew of talented artists in Marq Spekt, T.Shirt, & Kel Spencer to rock over the King P produced gem.
AWKWORD is still pushing these World View singles. It’s an album that I have been waiting to purchase as a package for a while but I may have to start compiling these singles one by one.
This track to me is like the hip hop version of Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire except with a dope beat from King P and dope lyricism from an assortment of dope emcees. This is a great cut that even the most fickle hip hop fan can appreciate.
Hip-Hop stand up, we got a heater here.
AWKWORD and friends take it waaaay back!… New heat from the fam Awkword.
Awkword and crew get it in on this joint, letting you know how it was before.
As you know, Awkword isn’t one to just drop a random track with some stupid lyrics with no common theme.
Awkword stays consistent with the heat presents to us. Here is another hot joint.
Dope track with dope artist over dope production for a great cause.
Hiphop In Je Smoel [Netherlands]:
Dope collabo met een goed doel. (Dope collabo with a charity.)
I was fortunate to be procrastinating on Twitter yesterday when Awkword shared this track Before Before. I like Awkword, who always comes with thought-provoking subject matter in his music, but when I saw the track featured that dude Marq Spekt, it was a no-brainer to peep it. Good thing, too. Cause it’s freaking DOPE!
ALSO FEATURED BY
“Before Before” has also been featured by a number of other sites across the world, including, but not limited to:
- DJ Bobby Trends
- Donuts And Milk
- The Dope Steez
- The Mad Bloggers
- Re-Up Spot
- Drank And Dank
- The Hip Hop Head
- Triple HQ
- Rap Reviews
- The One Mic
- Leftover Cake
- Dot Got It
- Peace! Magazine [Canada]
- Versos Perfectos [Spain]
- SC Bonkers [Spain]
- Solo Beats [Spain]
- Noise Sentiment [Russia]
- Jazzy and Mellow [Taiwan]
- Trackblasters [Germany]
- Sunete Sub.Sol [Romania]
- Le Hip Hop Sur Ecoute [France]
- Bbarak Magazine [Czech Republic]
Major shoutouts to all the sites that have supported the song — and of course to all the artists who contributed and the fans who have listend and loved.
HipHopDX Features AWKWORD in Dope But Slept On section
“Awkword’s career is going straight up, so check him out now so you can say you knew him ‘before before.’” — Kathy Iandoli, HipHopDX Music Editor
Click HERE for the write-up, to see the two other songs/artists that made the cut, AND to SHOW YOUR SUPPORT with a Facebook Like or Tweet.
And stay tuned to AWKWORDrap.com to read all the rave reviews about the latest World View single, “Before Before”.
New: AWKWORD ft. MarQ Spekt, T.Shirt & Kel Spencer – Before Before
“before bandcamp and soundcloud, recorded on wax…”
Leading Hip Hop site 2DopeBoyz picked up “Before Before” for an Exclusive World Premiere. Click HERE for the writeup — and to show your support by clicking “DOPE”.
About the Song:
- Artist – AWKWORD
- Song – Before Before
- Featuring – MarQ Spekt, T. Shirt, Kel Spencer
- Produced by – King P [UK]
- Cuts by – DJ Graft [Norway]
- Additional vocals by – Block McCloud, Pace Won
- Album – World View
- Cover Art – DoBro for GOODIDEAstyle [Italy]
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- Artist – AWKWORD
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 Featured on ‘FiF’: RockTheDub.com 5-Year Anniversary Compilation
Another classic production from Hip Hop OG Khal. Wouldn’t expect anything less. [Follow him on twitter.]
It’s definitely been five years since I started up rockthedub.com, and like we always do at this time, here’s the annual free compilation, “FiF”, featuring 21 tracks from the Brown Bag AllStars, Pugs Atomz and DJ Vadim, Elucid, Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro, Scripts N Screwz, Whygee, Mario Dones, Rickie Jacobs, J NiCS, The Two. Fifteens, AWKWORD and others, with two special refixes from DJ Nappy. – Khal (RTD)
And, as a special add-on, Khal and RockTheDub are also offering a 13-track “Bonus Beats” package, for a total of 34 cuts, all for free.
The Bonus Beats package features additional tracks from Elucid and The Two. Fifteens, as well as tracks from JSWISS, R.O.E., Stealth, E Dot Dizzy, Kenny Kenny, SUICIDER, Triple J, Prhym8 (w/ Emcee Slick), R.O.E. and more!
** FIF TRACKLIST **
- Heist ft. Zilla Rocca – I Need Killers (and Thieves Like You Wouldn’t Believe)
- Che Grand ft. Elucid v. Artificial Intelligence – Deaf Ray Dub (DJ Nappy Refix)
- P.L.O. ft. Ralph Rip Shit – Hold That
- Y-Love & AWKWORD – Mr. President (The Wisconsin Song) (prod. The White Shadow)
- Cyclops – You Don’t Understand (prod. Razorsharpe)
- Brown Bag AllStars – In His Shoes (DJ Brace Remix)
- J NiCS – Slumber (Numonics rockthedub Remix)
- Pugs Atomz & DJ Vadim ft. StaHHr & Jabee – Shoot’em Down
- Rickie Jacobs ft. Artic – Malcolm X (prod. Clay Hilman)
- Jefferson Price – Hip Flask (prod. Tranzformer)
- Elucid – My Blank Verse (prod. Small Pro)
- The Two. Fifteens – Cloudy. Got Em’
- Scripts & Screwz – Highway
- Whygee – What Love Is (prod. Nofrendo)
- K. Vincent – Ain’t A Thang Change (prod. Nabs, Alex Cruz & Black Lion Beats)
- Mario Dones – Mars Attacks (prod. Buscrates 16 bit Ensemble)
- Assorted Anonymous – Roll By My Lonely (prod. NVious)
- Elucid – Heavy Metal (prod. Screwz)
- Do Ear – Soul Dealers
- Shawty Lo ft. Rick Ross & Jim Jones v. The Two. Fifteens – Foolish (DJ Nappy Thugstep Refix)
- Curly Castro – Down With Batista (prod. Happ G)
** PREVIOUSLY FROM KHAL & ROCKTHEDUB **
30+ FREE tracks, featuring Canibus, A.G., Cassidy, Self Scientific, Camp Lo, Sheek Louch, Action Bronson, Maffew Ragazino, Jeff Chery, Apollo Brown, Has-Lo, AWKWORD, Y-Love, Reks, El Prez, and more.
The New Workers Anthem (praised by Peter Rothberg of The Nation magazine for being BOTH “catchy” AND “timely”‘): Y-Love & AWKWORD - “Mr. President (The Wisconsin Song)” (prod. The White Shadow)
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