Iggy Azalea Announces "The Great Escape Tour" [Update: Tour Pushed Back]
When she wasn't being nominated for Grammys or flipping off her fans this year, Iggy Azalea spent most of the year touring behind her album The New Classic (which, despite its title, isn't showing up on too many year-end lists). Now it looks like that'll continue on in Spring 2015, as she's just announced "The Great Escape" tour with Tinashe and Nick Jonas. Check out the dates below.
Iggy Azalea Is Quitting Twitter [Update: And Instagram Too, Apparently]
We've seen Iggy Azalea get herself riled up on twitter a lot lately. She responds to almost every gossip-y headline that surfaces about her with a twitter rant, often times just making things worse for herself.
ESPN Anchor Says Iggy Azalea Is Killing Hip-Hop, Nick Young Fires Back
ESPN's Robert Flores just walked into the house of pain, and the resident ass-kicker is Nick 'Swaggy P' Young. The Sportscenter anchor made a sly remark about how Iggy Azalea is killing hip-hop, similar to the way a rogue dolphin once tried to murder Nick Young, and those are fighting words in Young's eyes.
Iggy Azalea Beefs With Papa John's Pizza
It is well known by now that Iggy Azalea's first line of defense in many of her disputes and beefs is... Twitter. The latest target via social media of the raptress, who was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards this year, is the pizza chain, Papa John's.
T.I. Thinks Iggy Azalea Will Win Best Rap Album At The Grammys
T.I. is one of the lucky rappers to have a couple of Grammys to his name, but he's still not convinced the awards are going to the right people. In an interview with HipHopDX, the Atlanta rapper spoke of the issues with the current Grammy system, as well as giving a prediction of who'll take the Rap Album of The Year Award.
Raekwon Defends Iggy Azalea
Esteemed journalist Peter Bailey is the host of NiteCap, in which he has intimate discussions with hip-hop stars and pop-culture icons. The YouTube series is now reliable for some of the most authentic interviews on the web. His latest guest is Wu-Tang legend Raekwon, and the two sit down to talk about where hip-hop started and where it is now. What started as a creative medium for unheard, marginalized communities is now heard all over the world, undeniably influencing people from all walks of life.
T.I. On Iggy Azalea's Twitter Beefs: "I Think She Should Focus On What Got Her Here"
Iggy Azalea has always been pretty vocal towards her haters on social media, but the last few months have certainly spawned more feuds than usual for the Australian rapper. Iggy's gone head-to-head with the similarly filter-less Azealea Banks, HOT 97's resident troll Ebro Darden, and most recently clothing brand Steve Madden over the last little while, with the rapper's constant controversies seeming to take precedence over her music. Azalea's mentor, T.I.
Iggy Azalea Calls Out Ebro For "Sparked A Change" Meme
Hip-hop was once again up in arms thanks to an Iggy Azalea quote this past week. During an interview with GQ, Iggy Azalea was so bold as to say she "sparked a change and inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop." Hmm...
Iggy Azalea On Her Impact: "I Sparked A Change; I Inspired Some Leniency In What People Accept In Hip-Hop"
Whether you hate her or love her, there’s no denying the fact that Iggy Azalea had a monster 2014 with top charting singles like “Fancy”, “Black Widow”, and other featured records that she hopped on. Reminiscing on that very success, the Aussie spitter recently caught up with GQ Magazine and conducted an interview for February's upcoming issue, where she talked about all the blessings in her life right now.
Judge Rules That Iggy Azalea's Ex Cannot Sell Music He Stole From Her
Amid a rumors of a sex tape, the fact that Iggy Azalea's ex-boyfriend had allegedly stolen music from her laptop and released it as an EP last summer mostly slid under the radar. But now, with Iggy having taken the case to court, a judge has ruled that this dude, Hefe Wine, cannot profit off of the Inizio EP, as he titled it.
Iggy Azalea Thinks The Criticism Towards Her Stems From Misogyny
Iggy Azalea's rise to fame has not been without critics and haters, including some very vocal disapproval from similar or lesser celebrity stature, like Azealia Banks and Lord Jamar. Given the Australian rapper's penchant for putting on some weird Southern accent in her raps, and generally giving us bars about absolutely nothing over pop-driven instrumentals, the criticism from rap counterparts isn't unwarranted.
20 Lyrical References To Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj's third album, The Pinkprint, dropped a few weeks back, so we thought we'd go ahead and compile the best rap references to the female beast. And damn were there a lot. Dropping Nicki Minaj's name in a song seems to be a thing. Of course, not all of the references were about Nicki specifically. A lot of them were about her butt or wanting to have a "menage" with Nicki Minaj (that one may be a tad overused). But there were a few clever, meaningful references that stood out, which we've highlighted for you here today.
Q-Tip Schools Iggy Azalea In Hip-Hop History [Update: Iggy Azalea Responds]
Yesterday, Q-Tip was dragged into an argument between Azealia Banks and Action Bronson, questioning Bronson on his word choice on a few occasions. Today, the former Tribe Called Quest member targeted Iggy Azalea, who made some remarks about Banks on Twitter yesterday.
T.I. Addresses Q-Tip & Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks Says He's "Indoctrinated"
T.I. once again came to Iggy Azalea's aid today on Twitter. Responding to Q-Tip, who sent Azalea a long-winded history lesson on social media earlier this week, Tip decided to share his feelings on white people in the hip-hop industry, claiming "not all white people out to steal our culture." He then addressed Iggy herself, telling his protege not to let the negativity get her down--that it's "a part of the territory."
Iggy Azalea Responds To Azealia Banks Emotional Interview On Hot 97 [Update: Anonymous Threatens Iggy]
Yesterday you may have seen the interview with Azealia Banks on Hot 97, where she got pretty emotional mid-way when discussing racism and the appropriation of black culture, particularly in relation to hip-hop. This was brought on by a discussion of Iggy Azalea, Azealia's nemesis.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Dec. 13)
To say a lot of stuff happened this week would be a complete understatement. So we won't and will just give you a short recap. For one, we're living in a world where there's a new D'Angelo album. Secondly, we may soon live in a world where Bobby Shmurda is behind bars.
Top News Stories Of 2014
2014 may have been a terrible year for hip-hop in terms of record sales, but don't let the numbers fool you into thinking the year was uneventful. In this case, the numbers most definitely do lie. Aside from numerous relationship gossip, 2014 saw the return of Lil Boosie, the rise of August Alsina, and the (maybe) beginning of the end for Cash Money Records. The following news stories were among the most popular that HNHH had to offer over the past 12 months, sequenced chronologically. Take a trip down memory lane and re-live the top twenty most-viewed new stories of 2014.
Iggy Azalea Reveals "The Great Escape" Tour Coming In 2015
Love her or hate her, there’s no denying the success that Iggy Azalea had in 2014. With 2015 right around the corner, Iggy will look to carry over that success into the new year by releasing her sophomore album, and embarking on her first ever stadium tour. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Iggy revealed that she has a new tour in the works for 2015 called “The Great Escape Tour”, which she hints as being “somewhat relatable” to her sophomore album title. “I like the idea of me being kind of a musical escape artist for people,” Iggy says.
T.I. Gives Iggy Azalea Props For Her Grammy Nominations
Iggy Azalea is the rapper who pulled in the most Grammy nominations this year. With four nods across all of the categories, the Australian rapper might have most of the hip-hop world experiencing Macklemorian levels of shock and outrage, but the man who stands to profit the most from her achievements, T.I., is not one of them.
The 2015 Grammy Nominations, Featuring Chris Brown, Jhené Aiko & More
It's that time of year again. With the 57th Grammy Awards scheduled to take place on February 8th, the organization is rolling out the list of nominees over the course of today. Check out the first batch below, and check back throughout the day for updates. Record Of The Year: