WE NEED TO CHANGE OUR CORRUPT, UNJUST, UNEQUAL, RACIST PRISON SYSTEM, SENTENCING LAWS, POLICE POLICIES, ETC. — AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO GET THE WORD OUT THAN THROUGH TODAY’S MOST POPULAR ART FORM, HIP HOP MUSIC!???
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Link (Free Stream/Download via The DJBooth):
Write-Up (by Nathan S., RefinedHype):
America doesn’t do anything in moderation. When we’re thirsty we grab a 64-ounce Double Big Gulp, when we watch TV we flip on a 72-inch HD, and when it comes to locking people up, we’re not just number one, we crush the competition. There are currently more than 2 million people incarcerated in the U.S. – China’s a distant second with a meager 1 million – and yet most Americans don’t think of their homeland as the world’s biggest prison state. Here to help change that is AWKWORD and his new world premiere Throw Away The Key (No More Prisons). With Toronto producer L. Ment laying down a pacing and bluesy beat AWK gets right to work with bars aimed at tearing the bars off America’s myriad of prisons: “Born into prisons, most ghetto buildings got bars / when you live without sh*t, go head and worship them cars.” Sometimes it really is bigger than hip-hop. For more music that’s not afraid to take a stand, keep an ear out for AWKWORD’s upcoming World View album, dropping via The DJBooth later this year.
More (For-Charity Purchase Link, AWKWORD ‘No More Prisons’ Interview, ‘No More Prisons’ Editorial by AWKWORD, etc.):
Cover Art (by ThroatChopU, The Mad Bloggers):
About AWKWORD x World View:
Rapper and Activist AWKWORD is one of the “dope artists” putting New York City Hip Hop back on the map (DOPEMusicBlog.com). He is also “the heart and soul” of World View (BuckMarleyXXX.com), the first-ever 100% For-Charity Global Hip Hop Album. Hosted/presented by The DJ Booth (DJBooth.net) and also sponsored by End of the Weak (EOW) and The Morgan Stanley Foundation, AWKWORD’s “highly anticipated LP World View” (TheSource.com) is executive produced by AWKWORD and The White Shadow of Norway and mixed by Switzerland’s Vinyl Digger. With the intention of connecting us worldwide through Hip Hop music & culture, AWKWORD’s World View features contributions from every continent, approximately 20 countries and every United States region. The album boasts production from Harry Fraud, Domingo, Falside, etc., and guest emcee appearances from the likes of Joell Ortiz, Sean Price and KRS-One.
More info on AWKWORD’s World View album & its nonprofit recipient: http://awkwordrap.com/world-view-project-description x http://awkwordrap.com/about-aim-to-live
Audio Mack: http://www.audiomack.com/artist/awkword