As World Premiered by The Source!...
Grassroots Suicide Prevention presents: AWKWORD - "#AaronSwartz" [feat. L*A*W | prod. by Steel Tipped Dove]
*** A SUICIDE PSA RAP SONG IN HONOR OF AARON SWARTZ ***
As we have seen with the passing of Capital Steez and Freddy E this past year alone, we have a mental health and suicide issue in Hip Hop. HipHopDX, AllHipHop, Rap Rehab and others have written on it in 2013. And this is representative of a larger trend in America, with a suicide occurring every 15 minutes. Then consider all the young (and older) people still alive and suffering.
Aaron Swartz, the founder of Reddit, was systematically targeted, arrested, prosecuted and harassed by the federal government, essentially for being down with the likes of Wikileaks and seeking freedom of information. He was 26 when he was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, having hanged himself. The young man who invented RSS at 14…
I can relate, as I do quite personally in “#AaronSwartz”, produced by Steel Tipped Dove and featuring the guitar and singing talents of seven-time Grammy nominee LAW.
This rap Suicide ‘PSA’ is sponsored by Grassroots Suicide Prevention and will appear on AWKWORD’s DJBooth-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project ‘World View’, as well as Steel Tipped Dove’s ‘& a whole bunch of crazy motherfuckers’ mixtape (7/1/13).
(Teachers! DJs! THIS SONG is CLEAN, with NO CURSES, so USE to EDUCATE x ENTERTAIN!)
The Source link: [coming soon]
Buy the 36 MB CDQ here, NAME YOUR PRICE, and DONATE 100% to CHARITY: bit.ly/AaronSwartz-PSA-Buy (bandcamp)
[All proceeds go to World View charity Guns 4 Cameras, a 501c3 nonprofit that goes beyond the gun-exchange program, working to eradicate street violence through the Hip Hop-inspired education and empowerment of our at-risk youth.]
Lyrics [RapGenius]: bit.ly/Aaron-Sw
Video Explanation [RapGenius]: bit.ly/Aaron-Sw_2
Cover Art: bit.ly/AaronSwartz-PSA-Art
Do you know someone with #Depression? Has anyone in your life committed #Suicide?... This @AWKWORDrap song is for you bit.ly/AaronSwartz-PSA
.@TheSource Premiere: @Grassroots___ pres. @AWKWORDrap - "#AaronSwartz" [feat. @Planet12LAW | prod. @SteelTippedDove] bit.ly/AaronSwartz-PSA
(Art by Andreis Costa for SweatShop NY.)