Awkword has revealed the tracklist and features included on his upcoming for-charity compilation "World View", which features Joell Ortiz, Harry Fraud, KRS-One and many more.
For those unfamiliar, Awkword is an emerging rapper/activist/sociologist from New York City. For the past five years, he's been creating a "100% for-charity global hip-hop" compilation titled World View, which features the likes of Joell Ortiz, Sean Price, Chino XL, KRS-One, Slug (of Atmosphere), Jadakiss, The Kid Daytona, ILL BILL, Vast Aire, Pace Won (of the Outsidaz), Rickie Jacobs and Beretta 9 (of Killarmy), with production from Harry Fraud, Domingo, Numonics, ATG, Steel Tipped Dove, Fafu and more.
The project features contributions from 18 different countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Malawi, Malaysia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia, the United Kingdom and the U.S.
Here's Awk's official statement:
"World View is the first-ever 100% for-charity global hip-hop project, featuring contributions from every continent and eighteen countries, showcasing our interconnectedness created through Hip-Hop culture and rap music. All proceeds from World View are being donated to Guns 4 Cameras, a 501c3 nonprofit that goes beyond the gun exchange, working to eradicate street violence through Hip-Hop-inspired education and empowerment of the youth in our communities."
Who can argue with that? The project is sponsored by The Morgan Stanley Foundation, and has been co-signed by Chuck D of Public Enemy. It's slated to drop on February 2nd, with a free bonus mixtape dropping in March. Visit Awkword's official site for more details.
Below, listen to several cuts from World View and peep the tracklist.
1. Gas Land (Frack Off) ft. Chaundon [Prod. By Numonics]
2. Throw Away The Key [Prod. By L.Ment (Canada)]
3. Bars & Hooks ft. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare [Prod. By Harry Fraud]
4. Penny [Prod. By Dismas (Romania)]
5. The People's Champions ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Punchline & Beretta 9 (of Killarmy) [Prod. By Harry Fraud]
6. Got Class? [Prod. By Fresh Nerd]
7. Notorious ft. Wordsmith, Jasiri X, Jus Daze & Capital X (Norway) [Prod. By Amin PaYnE (Australia)]
8. Doctor Doctor ft. GuessWho? [Prod. By MajoR R.E. (Malaysia)]
9. Requiem ft. SoulStice, Ess Vee & CuzOH! Black, Jay Daniels & Mark Deez [Prod. By ATG]
10. Melting Pot (Made In America) ft. Chaundon [Prod. By Numonics]
11. Rape [Prod. By Fafu]
12. Rap Genius ft. Chino XL & Perseverance [Prod. By The White Shadow (Norway)]
13. It’s Not Possible [Prod. By Recluse Crew (Finland)]
14. #AaronSwartz ft. L*A*W [Prod. By Steel Tipped Dove]
15. The World Is Yours” ft. Sha Stimuli & Viro the Virus [Prod. By Dominant1 (Malawi)]
16. Imperialism ft. C-Rayz Walz & REKS [Prod. By Jonny Lupo (Moldova)]
17. Radio 2.0 ft. KRS-One, Dug Infinite, Brimstone127 & Mista Lawnge (of Black Sheep) [Prod. By Vice Souletric]
18. Metal Music ft. El Gant, ILL BILL, Tenacity & Blame One [Prod. By Tranzformer]
19. Go! ft. Joell Ortiz, Slug (of Atmosphere) & Maya Azucena [Prod. By Domingo]