Our man Awkword returns to Hip-Hop Kings with a remix of the excellent single “Cruel Intentions.” The Awkword Cruel Intentions Remix has been re-worked by Frank Drake and features Skyzoo and Big Pooh.
The original Cruel Intentions track was shared by Hip-Hop Kings just under a year ago, and marked the one year death of a mutual friend (Praverb the Wyse). The track was taken from the #PTheWyseVol2 tribute album (presented by Kyle W.Knapp) and was a HipHopDX premiere at the time. One year later, the talented Frank Drake shares his production abilities for an official remix. Awkword Cruel Intentions is also available to stream from the audio player below.
Awkword has also released his “Best of Awkword” mixtape which the remix features on. The project is available to download from Bandcamp and boasts an impressive 26 tracks. I’ve posted the official track listing below.
2. Words [prod. by Trilian (Serbia)]
3. Faking the Funk [prod. by Anno Domini]
4. Untitled [prod. by Cletus (Italy)]
5. The Dating Game (Remix) [prod. by DJ BrainDeaD (Israel)]
6. Notes from a Different Kitchen [prod. by The White Shadow of Norway]
7. It’s Not Possible [prod. by Recluse Crew (Finland)]
8. I ft. DJ Dyllemma [prod. by ATG]
10. Black & White [prod. by Audible Doctor]
11. The People’s Champ [prod. by J. Glaze]
12. That Shit (Remix) [prod. by MistaSweet (Netherlands)]
13. Back to BK [prod. by Tone Spliff]
15. Whose Streets? [prod. by Delegation of Sound (Netherlands)]
16. Wild Wild East [prod. by The White Shadow of Norway]
17. Untitled ft. Block McCloud [prod. by Cletus (Italy)]
18. Got Class? [prod. by Fresh Nerd]
19. Bars & Hooks ft. Shakespeare [prod. by Harry Fraud]
20. The Black Book [prod. by Blended Babies]
21. Go! ft. Maya Azucena [prod. by Domingo]
22. Gas Land (Frack Off) [prod. by Numonics]
23. Wake Up ft. Nif Monroe (Rough Mix)
24. New York Minute (World View Remix) [prod. by Harry Fraud]
25. I Am ft. Modenine (Nigeria), Five Steez (Jamaica), Holstar (Zambia), L.atasha A.lcindor, Third Eye (Malawi), Wakazi (Tanzania), The Assembly (South Africa), Maka (Nigeria) & DJ J Hart (France) [prod. by Teck-Zilla (Canada)] video
You can listen to Awkword Cruel Intentions Remix below.
This is the latest video we have from Awkword, who gives Hip-Hop Kings an exclusive freestyle. During the “Kings of New York” series, the Awkword Freestyle is the latest video to go live on the HHKMusic YouTube Channel.
The Awkword Freestyle is a Hip-Hop Kings exclusive, and was filmed at the same time as the Awkword Interview that we have shared previously. In the interview, Awkword talks about his concept albums (including World View) which was the project we were introduced to. Awkword also talks about his collaborations (Atmosphere, Joell Ortiz, Chaundon and many others) and his upcoming album and gofundme campaign as well. If you’ve not watched the Awkword interview, check the end of the YouTube video below and we have linked the interview after the freestyle has finished.
As Awkword works on continuing to give back to the community and also give shine to other artists from all other the world, he has setup a gofundme campaign, which will enable Awkword to film and release a music video for “Africa/the Diaspora”. The plan is to have rappers from all over the world (including Africa) appear on video in a high quality project which requires support of Awkword’s fans. Please check the gofundme campaign and donate what you can to the project.
Subscribe to the YouTube channel and check out the other interviews from our Kings of New York series which include interviews with the likes of Masta Ace, Skyzoo, Torae, Ruste Juxx and many more. You can also search Awkword on Hip-Hop Kings to view plenty of previous tracks we have blogged and shared. You can watch the Awkword Freestyle on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Awkword – World View
We have an international collaboration from Awkword titled “I Am”. Guest appearances on the record come from the likes of Modenine, Five Steez, Holstar, Latasha, Alcindor, Third Eye, Wakazi, The Assembly and Maka. In a continual effort to connect us all through Hip-Hop music, in the first time in history, artists from every continent on earth feature on the same album. The single has been uploaded to the official soundcloud page.
Awkword has connected with Nigerian-born Canadian producer Teck-Zilla, Nigerian songstress Maka and French DJ J Hart to recruit an All-Star cast of artists to join him on the “I Am” Global Posse Cut, including Latasha Alcindor (USA), Holstar (Zambia), Wakazi (Tanzania), Five Steez (Jamaica), Modenine (Nigeria), The Assembly (South Africa), and Third Eye (Malawi). Fans can download World View (special bonus disc) on the link listed above.
You can listen to “I Am” on the soundcloud player below.
I would like to share the new track from Awkword titled “When the Soldiers Fall”. Despite me posting this a few days after Veteran’s Day (the inspiration to this track), Awkword is regularly featured on Hip-Hop Kings and is becoming a fan favourite with his continual release of quality music. Awkword shares the new single “When the Soldiers Fall” by uploading to his official audiomack website. Awkword explains the track was recorded 10 years ago, and of course Veteran’s Day was the perfect time to release it. Please search Awkword in the Hip-Hop Kings archives, and you can listen to Awkword – When the Soldiers Fall on the audiomack player below.
DOWNLOAD | DJ J Hart – Passport E.P
Taken from DJ J Hart’s “Passport E.P” this is track 15 titled “Love is Better”. DJ J Hart teams up with K.Sparks, Awkword and Shakespeare for “Love is Better” which is available to listen on soundcloud. The Passport E.P also features guest appearances from Sean Price, Inspectah Deck, J57 and Audible Doctor, and can be downloaded from the link listed above. You can listen to DJ J Hart ft K.Sparks, Awkword and Shakespeare – Love is Better on the soundcloud player below.
EXCLUSIVE | HHKMag Tribute to Praverb The Wyse
As we have just passed the one year anniversary of the death of Praverb The Wyse, we have a single to share titled “Cruel Intentions”. Taken from the #PTheWyseVol2 tribute album (presented by Kyle W.Knapp), Skyzoo, Rapper Big Pooh and Awkword team up for the Cruel Intentions track, which is the lead single from the project. Shouts to DJ Fonz Solo on the cuts and production by South Africa’s Jakk Wonders. 100% of the proceeds from this song and album will be donated to the family of Praverb The Wyse. You can view the artwork, download link and listen to Skyzoo, Rapper Big Pooh and Awkword – Cruel Intentions here.
In 2003 we were introduced to Awkword with his signature track “GO!” which immediately caught my attention. Two years later, thanks to Brown Bag AllStars producer Audible Doctor, Awkword has teamed up with Joell Ortiz, Wordsworth, Aaron Cohen and K.Sparks for the Go! NYC Remix. The 2DopeBoyz premiere has received excellent reviews and is definitely worth it’s replay value. You can listen to Awkword ft Joell Ortiz, Wordsworth, Aaron Cohen and K.Sparks – Go! (NYC Remix) on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD | Awkword – World View
Releasing music from the vaults, Awkword returns with a 2005 freestyle titled “Aint Yo”. Featuring Whatzisface (who forms a duo with Awkword called “The Artasins”) the pair present a 10-year old freestyle for fans who may not have heard the track. Please check out the multiple previous Awkword tracks posted on Hip-Hop Kings and support Awkword by downloading his album “World View” from his official website listed above. You can listen to Awkword ft Whatzisface – Aint Yo on the soundcloud player below.
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True to his unique and captivating style, Awkword presents a brand new single titled “The Ivory Tower”. After being challenged to 16 bars regarding college, Awkword decided to create a full track on the US education system with the help of producer Dominant1 (Malawi, Africa). Please check Awkword’s previous singles including HHK favourite “Gas Land (Frack Off)” by searching for Awkword in the archives. You can listen to Awkword – The Ivory Tower on the audio player below.
HHK supporter and featured artist Earl Patrick McNease (aka Praverb) tragically passed on September 17th 2014. Tributes from the Hip-Hop community have flooeded since the unwelcome news was quickly circulated and I’m delighted that another regularly featured HHK artist “Awkword” presents “Paying Tribute to Praverb (All a Dream)”. The likes of Kev Turner, DJ Grazzhoppa and LX join Awkword for the single, which proceeds go directly to Praverb’s widow and young son. Please download the single from the link listed above and look out for more tributes and a tribute album coming soon. You can listen to Awkword ft Kev Turner, DJ Grazzhoppa and LX – Paying Tribute to Praverb (All a Dream) here.