AWAR is a stalwart soldier of this subculture that was born in the Bronx 45 years ago. Since he arrived on the scene with his underrated debut Glory Days in 2005, this devotee of the drum loop has shown unflinching dedication to fly lyricism and sample-based beats. And you want to talk about prolific? Between 2008-2014 he dropped two EPs, two joint albums (one with Vanderslice and one with iCON), as well as his lauded sophomore Laws of Nature.
AWAR is part of a tight knit faction committed to leading New York Hip-Hop back to dominance. If you’re not familiar with his name, just know he has rapped with the best of them — including Roc Marciano, Evidence, and Freddie Gibbs — and has more than held his own.
Today, AWAR delivers the lead single from his upcoming album, "Spoils of War." The track is titled, “Bricks Like ’86” produced by Vanderslice featuring 2/3 of The Lox, Styles P. and Jadakiss. The single is now available for streaming on all platforms, and is also available on a coke white 7" featuring a non-album cut titled, "The 87 Getback" on the B-Side that is also produced by Vanderslice. It should be obvious from the titles, these companion tracks are a throwback to the Coke era, when the rise of crack first made millionaires out of street hustlers.
AWAR's album, "Spoils of War" is scheduled to release October 26, 2018.
Stream "Bricks Like 86 (feat. Styles P & Jadakiss)" here: http://smarturl.it/brickslike86
Purchase the 7" Vinyl here: https://awar.bandcamp.com