NYC rapper, activist and sociologist AWKWORD has joined forces with The Morgan Stanley Foundation to bring listeners his long-awaited studio album, World View. The 19-track LP has been described by the artist as “the first-ever 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project.” All proceeds are being donated to Guns 4 Cameras, a 501c3 nonprofit working to stop gun violence.
In a culture filled with flaunting wealth and prosperity, it’s not often we hear feel-good stories about earnings going to charity. AWKWORD has been a man of the people since I first met him a few years back. From holding informative events, to educating the masses on pressing issues, to moves like this. PACKED with a slew of celebrity appearances, World View is a work of art, embodying true lyrical skill and the empowerment of Hip Hop’s culture. Stream/Buy the full project.
In addition to this, the emcee also released a brand-new, 19-track FREE bonus disc (artwork below). The 86-minute album takes listeners across four continents and 11 countries, with contributions from the likes of Harry Fraud, Jadakiss, Joell Ortiz, Sean Price, Slug of Atmosphere, The Kid Daytona, Rickie Jacobs, MarQ Spekt, AWOL One, Josh Martinez, SHIRT, The Incomparable Shakespeare, Vast Aire, Poison Pen and more. Stream/Download the bonus project.
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