Rapper/activist AWKWORD puts up a finger (no, not the index) to law enforcement on his latest joint. “Throw Away the Key (No More Prisons)” is an outspoken attack on the penal system that deserves to be heard. Over a piercing beat courtesy of Toronto’s L. Ment, AWK deconstructs and raises awareness for unjust incarceration methods. You can stream the song below and download via Soundcloud, and can also read up some more on the mission statement:
America doesn’t do anything in moderation. When we’re thirsty we grab a 64-ounce Double Big Gulp, when we watch TV we flip on a 72-inch HD, and when it comes to locking people up, we’re not just number one, we crush the competition. There are currently more than 2 million people incarcerated in the U.S. – China’s a distant second with a meager 1 million – and yet most Americans don’t think of their homeland as the world’s biggest prison state.