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.
Action Bronson & Azealia Banks Go At It On Twitter
Both Azealia Banks and Action Bronson are known to be rather candid and outspoken when it comes to Twitter, and they just so happened to butt heads today. Following Banks' HOT 97 interview, where she spoke her mind about white appropriation of black culture, it seems that a fan of hers brought Bronson's name into the conversation.
Azealia Banks Attacks Iggy Azalea & T.I. On Twitter, Again
Since getting dropped by Universal Music Group this summer, Azealia Banks has kept herself busy, but not in the way you'd think. Instead of working on new music, she's practicing her favorite pasttime: attacking people through Twitter.
Samples Of The Week: November 27
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". This week, see who Rick Ross, Boldy James and Azealia Banks sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 21)
The rap game is still buzzing as we head into the final weeks of the year and await for the hearing from Ferguson. While the latter hasn't been announced when this post was published, rappers did find other things to be outraged about.
Charts Don’t Lie: November 16
While Taylor Swift's 1989 takeover of the charts continues, many of our r'n'b and hip-hop artists have been pushed down. Teyana Taylor actually finds herself the highest-up, debuting at #19, with her G.O.O.D. album VII. The album made a solid enough debut, moving 16,000 copies opening week, while Azealia Banks followed further behind with her own debut album Broke With Expensive Taste. Although Azealia dropped the album out of nowhere, with little to no prior promotion, she managed to sell just over 11k.
Samples Of The Week: November 13
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". This week, see who Eminem, PRhyme and Azealia Banks sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Azealia Banks Says White Artists Appropriating Black Culture Is "Corny"
In a new interview with Pitchfork Magazine, Azealia Banks has revealed that she believes white performers--specifically females--performing in traditionally black genres is "corny" and "regurgitated."
Azealia Banks Criticizes Eminem For Rapping "I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face"
Eminem's new "SHADY CXVPHER" has attracted a fair amount of attention since hitting the web yesterday, namely because Em is still one of the biggest rappers in the game, and pretty much anything he does is going to get an insane number of eyeballs. However, very quickly the discussion turned from the technical raps of Em, Slaughterhouse, and Yelawolf, and toward a line in Shady's verse.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 7)
We get a little bit of everything this week in hip-hop, including a surprise. It didn't look like it was coming anytime soon, but Azealia Banks ' debut — Broke With Expensive Tastes — is finally here.
Azealia Banks Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "Broke With Expensive Taste" [Update: Stream The Album]
It's been a bit of a struggle for Azealia Banks to get her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste off the ground. After being released from her deal with Universal, the Harlemite is finally ready to reveal the tracklist and cover art for the LP.
Azealia Banks Goes On Mini Twitter Rant About Iggy/Snoop Beef & T.I.
Azealia Banks treads familiar territory today, as she goes on a mini Twitter rant about T.I., "urban media" and "white media," among other things.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
The good news is that this week saw the release of Flying Lotus' You're Dead and Tinashe Aquarius. One is arguably one of the top three albums of the year and the other is a really good R&B album. But good music doesn't stop the world. As such, rappers have to continue to do rapper things.
Azealia Banks Released From Universal Music Group
Azealia Banks' career has been stagnating lately, as she hasn't released any new music since last October and often seems more focused on starting Twitter beef than working on albums. Much of that is due to her dissatisfaction with her record label, Universal Music Group, which became known in January after she tweeted some less-than-positive things about her deal.
T.I. Explains Why He Responded To Azealia Banks
T.I.'s "No Mediocre" has all the markings of a hit. A steal-drum DJ Mustard beat, a feature from the chart-topping Iggy Azalea, and most recently, a beef. Azealia Banks, major label casualty and notorious Twitter troll took to her favorite social media service to call T.I.
Azealia Banks Disses T.I. & Tiny Over "No Mediocre," Tiny Responds [Update: Azealia Sends More Shots, T.I. Responds]
Azealia Banks is back to her old ways, taking to Twitter to air her thoughts on T.I.'s new single "No Mediocre" (before later deleting the tweet).
10 Most Infamous Catfights In Hip-Hop
Beefs between rappers in hip hop are nothing new. Through the years we’ve seen infamous rivalries in the rap world, the most prominent being 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G’s East Coast/West Coast feud and perhaps the Jay Z and Nas New York rap war.
Azealia Banks Claims She's "The Best Female In Hip-Hop"
Azealia Banks is back at it again. She knows exactly what buttons to push to make controversy on Twitter. Following her recent rant against Universal Records, where she begged someone from Sony to take over her deal, she's been on Twitter today declaring herself as the best female rapper in the game.
Azealia Banks Furiously Trashes Universal And 'Begs' To Be Dropped
She's no stranger to controversy and, indeed, she's quite famously outspoken, but Azealia Banks caused a particularly big splash today when she released a string of twitter posts targeting her current label, Universal, notably referring to them "as a group of old white guys," who don't understand the first thing about her craft.