Protest Music

“AWKWORD 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.” — The Village Voice

Artist, Activist, Sociologist and Global Hip Hop Ambassador AWKWORD uses Rap/Hip Hop to tackle subjects such as police brutality, the war on drugs, educational inequalities, fracking and climate change, rape culture, mental illness, etc.

While songs like “Gas Land (Frack Off)” and “Throw Away The Key” are obviously educational Hip Hop songs (#HipHopEd) designed to spark protest and instigate change (i.e., Protest Music), if you ask AWKWORD, his very existence — his survival, his way of life — is a form of protest, against society’s status quo and the negative perceptions of Hip Hop and rap music.

Click here to listen to AWKWORD’s global collab single “I Am”, featuring artists from 9 countries and 4 continents. (Video coming soon.)

Click here to listen to AWKWORD’s 100% for-charity global Hip Hop album, World View, featuring artists from 16 countries and every continent (except Antarctica).

AWKWORD performing live in Brooklyn




Audio: AWKWORD Talks to WeAreChange

Audio: AWKWORD Talks to HipHopEd’s Weekend Gabe

Print: Australia’s Green Left Weekly Interviews AWKWORD

Print: AWKWORD Answers the Question, ‘What Is Hip Hop?’