Awon ‘Matte Black Soul’ EP @awon1988
“From the obvious to the obscure, Matte Black Soul reflects what I like to hear, or what I would listen to in my spare time…I wanted to make a record that sounded like a shot house at 4 am. Some good food, hard liquor, and soul music.” – Awon on ‘Matte Black Soul’ RESPECT!!!!
Awon is a hip-hop artist from Newport News, Virginia known for his nostalgic sound, jazzy beat selection and powerful, effortless flows. Born on March 6, 1980 in Brooklyn, New York, Awon was surrounded by hip-hop culture from a young age. His earliest memories are of graffiti lined subway cars and DJ’s having jams in his neighborhood of Fort Greene. His influences were other prominent emcees of the Golden Era like Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, and Slick Rick. As a youth, he relocated to Newport News, Virginia where his passion for hip hop and songwriting continued to grow.
1.Escaping Youth (Prod. Phoniks)
2.Hungry (Prod. Rashard)
3. Listen (Awon Instrumental)
4. Natural High (Prod. Phoniks)
5. Have Mercy (Prod. Ak)
6. Can You Feel It (Prod. Phoniks)
7. Alone Tonight (Phoniks Instrumental)
8. Take Time (Prod. Phoniks)
9. Exquisite ft. Dephlow (Prod. HDK)
10. Ying vs Yang (Prod. Awon)
11. Supersoula (Awon Instrumental)
12. Free Your Mind (Prod. Rashard)
13. Haunted (Prod. Phoniks)