Music is a powerful medium for spreading truth and acting on injustice, and Awkword has just that in mind for ‘Throw Away The Key’. Commenting on the unfairness of the penal system, from the racial prejudice to jails, Awkword takes the opportunity afforded to him to expose what he feels is the con of the convicts. More info on and a download link for the track appear after the jump…

“Throw Away The Key”, produced by L.Ment of Canada, is more than just a cry for prison reform — it is an attack on the entire system of inequality and injustice that is merely exemplified by the racist, classist inequalities in policing and sentencing. Mass Incarceration, Recidivism, Profiling, Stop And Frisk, Police Brutality (e.g., Tremaine McMillian) and Fatality (e.g., Oscar Grant), Political Prisoners. These are symptoms of a greater societal problem. Add income to the equation, via for-profit prisons, and you have modern day slavery. THIS MUST END.

“Throw Away The Key” appears on AWKWORD’s ‘World View’, the first-ever 100% For-Charity Global Hip Hop project, sponsored by DJBooth and The Morgan Stanley Foundation.

[wpsharely]Download ‘Throw Away The Key’: Soundcloud[/wpsharely]

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