Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea Signs To Def Jam

(AllHipHop News) Iggy Azalea joins the house that Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin – Def Jam.

The Australian-bred rapper made the announcement from Twitter and expressed her jubilation at the news. Soon, she released an official statement with David Massey, president of Island Records.

Massey said:

We are beyond proud and excited to welcome Iggy to the Island Def Jam family. Iggy has created a massive buzz and rightfully so: she’s incredibly talented, she’s focused, driven, and has great creative tastes and instincts. She is nothing short of an international star, and the team here – including Steve Bartels, Chris Anokute, Karen Kwak, our chairman Barry Weiss and myself – are thrilled she’s chosen Island Records as her U.S. home.”

Iggy said:

“I am elated to be a part of the Island Def Jam family! After speaking in depth with David, Steve and Chris, it became clear that Island Records was attuned to the type of artist I am. They are a great addition to my UK team. Along with T.I. and the Grand Hustle family, I couldn’t have asked for a more understanding and aspirational group of people to work with.

Iggy has consistently been the object of much news and gossip, most recently that she was Kanye West’s new love interest. She has denied those allegations.

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She also dismissed that there was any friction with her and T.I., but did seem to suggest strongly that there were no more contractual ties to the Hustle Gang General.

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Iggy was signed to Interscope in 2012, but quickly moved on.

  • therealest1

    Not relevant ugly pale ass white honkey chick shit.

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      u sound mad monkey!

      • RMfag

        He’s a fail troll.
        Dont mind him.

    • RMfag

      Booty still backed up huh.
      Well I got by cum problem dealt with though.

  • TruthSerum

    How many labels done passed this chick around already lol I lost count. She’s cute I’ll give her that much but I dont see her ever really blowing up like that.

    • Cars

      shes only been on 1 label before…

      • TruthSerum

        I’m pretty sure she was on both Grand Hustle & Interscope at least so your one off already lol maybe its not as many as I’m thinking but it seems like it

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  • She passes on interscope just so she can end up on def jam yrs later? Lmao! Poor ting.

  • JayBeats

    nice for her

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  • Dointer

    Iggy Izalea signs onto getting Dick Jammed…

    • RMfag

      Dont I know it….

  • Cars

    Iggy <3

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    buzz smh and then they gonna wonder why she flop when the album drops lol 😉

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    David Massey, Steve Bartels, Chris Anokute, Karen Kwak, our chairman Barry Weiss …… i wonder how many of these guys actually listen to hip hop ?? lol 😉

  • atlantahiphopshop

    Literally every artist other than one is white on this label. Literally SMH. Built by Russ and taken over by who? Just another Kreayshawn. When will labels learn? They have all these artist that keep them in the red on budget.

    • RMfag

      Then how else can they warp and steal a genre? By putting a bunch of real and conscious black MCs on? FOH….

    • RichFromBX

      you realize Def Jam was equally started and built by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin…also, the first act to go platinum and make Def Jam any serious money was the Beastie Boys who are also white…

      • atlantahiphopshop

        Yeah, I was there. It aint equal anymore is it? And the Beastie Boys had some talent. Being white is just not enough, this chick has no talent, other than imitating people with talent LMAO. So you say that to mean it’s OK to have all white artists on a label that had one white group in the 80’s? BTW, LL Cool J made them their first money. Rick Rubin wouldnt touch her.

      • RichFromBX

        well…actually, if you look at the Def Jam site and go to the artist page…just about half of the artist there are black artist so yeah, it’s still pretty equal…

      • atlantahiphopshop

        Island artist roster? No way! Better Google that sh*t! Point is MOST of them do horribly and Def Jam lost all of its credibility. They survive on one or two artist doing numbers only. What is your motivation? Come back next year this time, she will be done. You cant get away with that much imitation.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        its not a black or white thing lets not turn this into that ……. its a brand thing …. the way that def jam brand started out is nothing like it is today … ijs … but then again the president running def jam Joey Manda used to A&R for Asylum who ushered in artist like Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Trillville, Lil Flip etc… if you look @ the artist he signed he doesnt go for the more tradional artist or even real hip hop guys … if they got a buzz no matter how WIZZACK thats The ish he looks to jump on it … he seems to be the type to sign an artist like Skeelo (remember i wish i was a little bit taller, i wish i was a baller lol) to a million dollar deal just cause hes got a buzz ……. this is the same guy who got hustled by camron and hes getting hustled again over @ defjam signing these BUZZ artist that most likely wont translate into actually retail sales … that concept was actually ok over @ asylum because there sales quota were 200k-300k anyone that sold more than that gets moved up to atlantic/warner ….. and this is where the conflct comes in because Def Jam = Atlantic/warner but they over there running it like an incubator label which puts Def Jam @ that Asylum/ E1 level ……….. but the major conflict in this is MONEY its a business so i understand why joey is doing what he doing and not taking risk on artist that might have more talent and less buzz …. talent also doesnt always = $$$$$$ but imo overtime it does just look @ guys like lupe, cole, kendrick etc……… vs guys like ross, asap, meek etc…. these guys hit a ceiling

      • atlantahiphopshop

        I just noticed they placed her on Island w/ a bunch of other white people, thats all. Why not DefJam exclusively? She is hip hop right? It just stands out to me. What you are saying is true. This viral video era is cool for quick money but the well will run dry quickly, and all of us will die of thirst. In their quest to make a cheap buck, they are destroying the hip hop business for everyone. One day hip hop will be “disco’d”dude. When rapping makes you look lame, a whole culture will die, and that day is coming because of the artist the labels are signing and promoting as the new hot. People are like, “If thats whats hot, I dont like rap anymore”. The market is saturated with a bunch of half-hit wonders that are popular from social media. Hip hop was respected for music that went through a filter of dj’s and hip hop heads before it reached the masses. People could break new music and it mattered. Now its just a jingle and a link to itunes. We are going to regret this whole era. I can see VH1 now, making fun of reality TV and the Social Media generation 20 yrs. from now. Hip Hop=Disco. Same fate. Without focusing on MONEY only. Hip hop is all a brother knows, if you take it from him, he has no voice, I feel it slipping all the way into the abyss. Help me save it.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        good post cosign 100%

      • EXCELLENT . Well put.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        sn: sounds like im wrong somewhat cause joie manda aint there no more ..

      • perhaps, are all their albums still due in 2089? lmao

      • Half are Black…all are wack!

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        FACTS even rick wouldnt sign her lol but then again who knows my name aint rick rubin but looking @ the folks he works with and have worked with i couldnt see it ….

      • RUN DMC wrote Beastie Boys rhymes.

  • RMfag

    I dont care unless she has a peni I can suck on……not into vag

  • Golgo 13

    i knew she was never grand hustle 2 begin with def jam signing wack artist

  • ANOTHER SOLID MOVE BY DEF JAM…. TO THINK THAT THIS IS THE LABEL THAT WAS THE ROCK OF IT ALL . . . WOW HOW THEY HAVE LOST THEIR WAY.

  • She does have internet buzz and she isn’t THAT bad… I’m not going to over analyze, so good luck to her.

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  • rudolph

    the fuckery at def jam conitnues…smh

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