Talib Kweli Blasts Iggy Azalea Over Her Response To Macklemore
Macklemore's latest single, "White Privilege II," has been causing quite a storm on social media. On the track, he namedropped Miley Cyrus, Elvis Presley, and the easiest target of them all: Iggy Azalea. "You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea / Fake and so plastic, you've heisted the magic," rapped Macklemore, referring to himself in the second person.
Iggy Azalea Responds To Macklemore "White Privilege II" Diss
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are ramping up their activity as they prepare for the February 26 release of This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
Iggy Azalea Says Label "Doesn't Wanna See Me Shine"
Iggy Azalea has enjoyed the unconditional support from her fiancee, Nick Young, but the same can't be said for her label.
Nick Young Predicts Iggy Azalea Will Have The Best Album Of 2016
Nick Young sees himself as more than just a basketball player -- he is a swag auteur, fashion icon, and apparently, rap Nostradamus. In an interview with Billboard, Young made a bold prediction: his fiancée Iggy Azalea's sophomore release Digital Distortion will be "the best album of 2016."
Iggy Azalea Pens Open Letter To Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu threw some heavy-handed shade at Iggy Azalea, while she hosted the 2015 Soul Awards two weeks ago. She took a fake phone call from Iggy. "No, no, no, you can come," Badu said," 'cause what you doin’ is definitely not rap."
Erykah Badu Apologizes To Iggy Azalea, Sorta
When Erykah Badu hosted the Soul Train Awards two weeks ago, she garnered the media's attention with a little skit she did centered around Iggy Azalea. The consensus of the skit was that Iggy is not real rap, as Erykah pretended to answer a cellphone, saying, "Who is this? Iggy Azalea? Yeah, hey...
Iggy Azalea Acknowledges That Erykah Badu Diss
Iggy Azalea hasn't been as active as she once was on Twitter, which is probably a good thing, considering the constant controversy that followed her every post. However, Iggy returned to Twitter today, days after she was dissed on national television by Erykah Badu. Azalea was fairly level-headed in her latest report, which centered around her upcoming music, but did make sure to acknowledge Erykah's remark that what Iggy is is doing is "definitely not rap."
Erykah Badu Throws Shade At Iggy Azalea During Soul Train Awards
The 2015 Soul Train Awards are underway, and thanks to host Erykah Badu, they're already a hit. The legendary R&B singer kicked things off with a phone-centric monologue (to go along with the theme of her new mixtape), and while she had plenty of great punchlines, one stood out above the rest. "Who is this?" Erykah said as she answered a flip phone. "Iggy Azalea? Yeah, hey... no, no, no, you can come, 'cause what you doin’ is definitely not rap."
T.I. On Travi$ Scott: "That Man Is Iggy In A Black Man's Body"
We've seen Travi$'s give-no-fucks attitude first-hand; he won't hesitate to put a fan, a security guard or a videographer in their place, real quick. His attitude also extends to authority figures, even T.I.P. can get some if he wants too. During a recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid, T.I. spoke on his relationship with Hustle Gang affiliate Travi$ Scott, and how not even he can control the Houston rapper.
Iggy Azalea Announces Sophomore Album Title
After scrapping 6-months of work to start over from scratch, Iggy Azalea is finally ready to make her comeback in to the public eye and share the follow up to her debut album The New Classic.
Marvel Remixes 8 More Album Covers: Future, Clipse, Curren$y, Drake, & More
Marvel has been repeatedly endearing itself to hip hop fans the last few months with their impossibly cool remixes of well-known hip hop album art as comic book covers. Their last batch tackled the likes of 2Pac, Jay Z, Mos Def -- this time, they rework covers from such hip hop veterans as Missy Elliott, Geto Boys, and Redman along with a few newer faces.
Iggy Azalea Says Entire Sophomore Album Is Produced By D.R.U.G.S.
Iggy Azalea may be the most widely shat-on artist rapper of our time, but her overall musical catalogue is actually somewhat respectable. Exhibit A -- her 2011 debut mixtape Ignorant Art, produced entirely by Ty Dolla $ign-helmed production collective D.R.U.G.S. (Dirty Rotten Underground Sound).
T.I. Clarifies His Recent Comments About Iggy Azalea
T.I. recently brought Iggy Azalea back into the headlines when he, as a guest on Ebro in the Morning, implied that he was sick of "blocking bullets" for the Australian rapper: "Now when I say, 'Go'…go. Don't stand around and talk while I'm blocking bullets. You slowing me down," said Tip, presumably referring to when he tried to defend Iggy against accusations of cultural appropriation from rappers like Azealia Banks and Q-Tip.
Iggy Azalea Responds To T.I.'s Radio Comments
T.I. has been a business partner with and mentor to Iggy Azalea over the course of her rise to fame. He made a stir this week when he made some comments during a radio appearance implying that he was tired of defending her from the haters. She responded to his comments via Twitter, clarifying her position on the matter.
DJ Mustard Elaborates On "Fancy" & "Classic Man" Comments
A few days ago, DJ Mustard stated what was already obvious to many people: Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and Jidenna's "Classic Man" sound like complete "rip offs" of his style. The two tracks, the former of which is credited as a sample on the latter, have blown up in the wake of Mustard's popularity, but many were also quick to note that the producer's sound itself is pretty derivative of other eras and styles of music.
Iggy Azalea Shuts Down Rumors Of Heroin Use
Over the course of her brief-but-buzzy career, Iggy Azalea has been accused of many thing, some outlandish and some not so much. This latest accusation belongs in the former category.
DJ Mustard Calls "Fancy" & "Classic Man" "Rip Offs" Of His Sound
Over the past two years, DJ Mustard certainly hasn't been hurting for hits, with hip hop stations on both coasts continuing to blast his ratchet, slightly hyphy-inspired tunes, regardless of whoever's singing or rapping on them. That being said, it's gotta hurt him a little bit that two of the biggest radio hits during that time period, Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and Jidenna's "Classic Man," sound exactly like his style while being produced by others.
Iggy Azalea Admits To Having More Plastic Surgery
When Iggy Azalea stepped out on the red carpet for the Billboard Music Awards, many people thought there was something different about her-- about her face specifically. It was hard to pinpoint what exactly, but Iggy looked different. Juxtapose her BMA photos against any of her older photos, and there was definitely something going on.
140 Bars: Top Tweets Of The Week (July 11 - 17)
This week, Future's DS2 dominated the conversation, but there was plenty more going on around the hip hopsphere. Meek Mill's DWMTM maintained its top spot on the Hot 100, Drake shared a bonkers "Energy" video, and OG Maco claimed that Future was "ruining lives" with his music. On a more serious note, GLo Gang rapper Capo was tragically shot down in his prime, and police allege that Birdman and Young Thug were plotting to murder Lil Wayne. All this and more on this week's edition of 140 Bars.