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May 9, 2013 in Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea says now days she’s feeling like F*ck a Haters Feeling on the Hustle Gang Collaboration, “Chasin Me” also featuring T.I., Young Dro and Kris Stephens from their newly released Hustle Gang Mixtape now available for free download on Datpiff.Com! And, although they got me catching feels because how dare they only have Iggy Azalea on ONE song on this mixtape…I love the song! So, Listen Below:
May 9, 2013 in Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea recently chopped it up with Blare Magazine for a very interesting interview covering many topics including if she feels she’s underestimated in the Hip Hop World, Her Musical Influences and what her definition of success is. For the full interview head on over to Blare Magazine! Read the highlights below:
As a relatively new artist, do you ever feel overlooked or underestimated in the hip hop world?
I don’t know if I’m ever overlooked because I feel like people talk about every part of me and even question if my body parts are fake (laughs). I suppose I do feel underestimated. That used to be something that frustrated me but it’s now become a nice thing. Even with the single “Work”, I think people kind of expected me to do something that wasn’t quite as good. Everything that I make that’s great seems to be a pleasant surprise to the world. I’m cool with that, and you can either let it frustrate you or you can see the good and positive in it. So yeah, I’m certainly underestimated. But I’d rather be underestimated than over-hyped, right?
How have artists like Tupac and Missy Elliot impacted the creative process of finding your voice?
You know what, I don’t know if they’ve influenced me sonically. I mean, of course some artists have. I used to love Ludacris, and I’d always be like, “I wanna’ rap like him!”, but it was because he tells jokes and makes people laugh, and that is one of the hardest things to do. Missy Elliot has definitely influenced the material I’ve done, but I still like Lil’ Kim and Trina – female artists that were overtly sexual. They influenced me with their confidence and the way they’re like, “Fuck that!”. They influenced my ideas and what’s okay for a woman to do or say and what’s appropriate to rap about, and that’s not necessarily in regards to their flow or the way they sound. I just pictured Lil’ Kim wearing lingerie and fur and owning it, and I just wanted to be that and be cool and powerful. I want to be that girl.
What would you define as personal success?
I think if you can go to sleep and wake up happy then that’s personal success. I think anybody that’s motivated and really driven to reach goals knows that until you’ve finally reached them, you’ll always find yourself going to sleep and pulling your hair out about it when you wake up (laughs).
May 8, 2013 in Iggy Azalea
[VIDEO:] Iggy Azalea talks possible Collab with Kanye West and Nas and says there’s no Cheat Code for Greatness!
May 7, 2013 in Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea recently did an exclusive interview with Hardknock TV. She reveals how the Industry took her innocence, how Interscope tried to get her to dumb it down and why labels don’t dictate things anymore, leaving more responsibility of the outcome of artists progression in the hands of the fans. Iggy Azalea also admits that she feels people only believe Illumanti exists to excuse why they haven’t gotten as far as they’d like to in life but says she firmly believes there’s no cheat code for greatness, You just have to work hard! Iggy Also laughs at the rumors of her, Kim and Kanye having an affair referring to them as utterly ridiculous. However, she reveals that she did hang out at kanye wests house with a lot of other people from tour including Nas, whom she met for the first time there. And, She even got to hear a little bit from Kanyes next album..enough to refer to it as “Brilliant”. But, when it comes to making a collab happen with Nas and Kanye…she says she could make it happen because she has a friendship with them. However, she would rather wait until she feels she’s on the same level as them because she respects them so much and would want it to be the best collaboration it could possibly be. I’m telling you guys..she’s not just another Blonde, Ms. Iggy Azalea truly is a woman of great charm who truly gets it! Watch the full interview below:
May 3, 2013 in Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea talks the Disconnect between major labels and what’s cool with Urban Youth and how that effected her decision to sign with Def Jam. She also talks about shooting her upcoming ‘Bounce’ Video in India with an Elephant and how shooting the video became her defining moment where she really soaked in how far she has come. Watch Below and star on the look our for the official release of the video as well as the Grand Hustle Project.
April 30, 2013 in Iggy Azalea