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Awnaw cover.jpg
Single by Nappy Roots
from the album Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz
ReleasedDecember 4, 2001 (2001-12-04)
FormatCD single
GenreAlternative hip hop
Songwriter(s)Nappy Roots
James "Groove" Chambers
Producer(s)James "Groove" Chambers
Nappy Roots singles chronology
"Po' Folks"

"Awnaw" (featuring Jazze Pha) is the first single by the Kentucky rap group Nappy Roots, produced by James "Groove" Chambers. It was released in 2001, taken from Nappy Roots's first album Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz (2002). It peaked at number 51 in the U.S. and features vocals by Jazze Pha who sang the hook/chorus. The instrumental portions are often used on the public radio program This American Life.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released in 2002. The video for the rock remix was released later on that year.


The main official remix features Jazze Pha, Cam'ron and Twista and the second official remix is a rock remix featuring Jazze Pha and Marcos Curiel from P.O.D. who performs a guitar solo.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Radio Edit
  2. Album Version
  3. Instrumental
  4. Acappella
  5. Rock Remix

Chart positions[edit]

Chart [1] Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 51
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 18


  1. ^ - Artist Chart History - Nappy Roots. Billboard. Accessed June 11, 2008.