awkword-aaronswartz-cover

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...

Sponsored by Grassroots Suicide Prevention, "#AaronSwartz" will land 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 motherf*ckers mixtape.

ENTER RATING

Post a Comment
Share on Tumblr
.
  • MARTY

    THIS GUY DIDN'T HANG HIMSELF,HE WAS MURDERED BY THE GOVERNMENT.WHAT WAS THE MOVIE? BOURNE LEGACY,WHEN THEY USED THE HANG YOURSELF MACHINE ON THE GUY...

  • http://twitter.com/AWKWORDrap AWKWORD

    A whole separate, and equally important, issue... Nevertheless, the PUBLIC record is that this incredible person committed suicide, as someone does every 15 minutes in this country. As a major media figure, and someone I admired, he was an ideal choice for the title and tribute. (Capital Steez, Freddy E, Harold Hunter and my friend Jesse are all also shouted out in this song. And, yes, I know HH did not commit suicide; an overdose of that nature is hardly dissimilar.) Thanks for your interest. - AWK

Site Meter