…Collaborates with US global hiphop ambassador
As local entertainers are making efforts to reach international audiences, Malawi hip-hop artist Third Eye has collaborated with AWKWORD, the global hip hop ambassador and one of the US rap kingpin in his generation.
The song aptly titled “I am”, is part of AWKWORD’s efforts to connect the world through Hip Hop music and culture.
“The song features 9 emcees sharing truths about their lives in their respective home countries across Africa, the Caribbean and the United States” reads a description on AWKWORD’s website.
The song, to appear appear on AWKWORD’s 2016 EP ‘Mid-Flight’, was was produced by Nigerian-born Canadian producer Teck-Zilla. The ‘I am’ global pose also features bars from artist from Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa and Jamaica.
“The music video will be shot in 9 countries and 4 continents” tweeted AWKWORD.
I am premiered on HipHopDX, one of the top hiphop news sites.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) February 9, 2016
This is the second time an artist in Malawi has worked with AWKWORD, whose 2014 album titled World View featured for the first time in Hip Hop history contributions from every continent on earth. Malawi’s iconic beatsmith, D1 (Dominant1) produced The World Is Yours.
Apart from the legendary Sean Price and Kris-One, World View also featured bars from Joell Ortiz, a member of the Slaughterhouse which is signed with Eminem.
— IG: AWKWORDrap (@AWKWORDrap) February 9, 2016