Iggy Azalea talks about the idea of old White men dictating hip-hop culture, and explains why she doesn't think it's true.
The other week Scarface spoke on the current state of hip-hop music, and the industry itself, which he sees as run by White old men, who dictate the taste of the culture. Scarface was unimpressed by music executives, and called them out for not caring about the culture. Now, Hardknock TV, who interviewed Scarface originally, have spoken to Iggy Azalea about the veteran rapper's comments.
As HHDX reports, Iggy Azalea brings up valid points when discussing the race and culture of hip-hop. She doesn't necessarily agree with Scarface's point of view, as she says, it's the fan who decides what they like and what they'll buy when it comes down to it.
"I think you can have a million white men that are executives in a building, but that doesn’t make a culture a color. And that’s because they can sell you whatever they want, but unless you buy it it doesn’t mean anything. So, I think sometimes people get caught up in this thing of ‘record labels dictate things and oh no, it’s white old guys that are putting this out.’ Well, it’s not old white men creating the content and it’s not old white men buying the content either. Yes, they’re the middleman putting this out, but it’s just a bank," Iggy said when talking about the industry.
Iggy went on to applaud rap's diversity, and not making it a "White" thing or "Black" thing.
"I think what shapes the culture is who’s consuming it and that’s people of all different colors and that’s a great thing," the recent Def Jam signee said. "I think this idea of ‘rap should be black’ or ‘rap should be this or that’ is worrying to me because it’s like—segregation. Why would you want to segregate cultures and races and things like this? Isn’t that where conflict has always come from in the world? Shit like that? If we have something in music that is unifying, that other cultures are drawn to…then it should be a positive thing."
Check out Iggy's full interview below, where she also discusses the idea of the Illuminati and more.