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Rah Digga Says Iggy Azalea Is Not Real & Not Hip Hop (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) With Iggy Azalea killing the charts, Nicki Minaj dropping a much talked about video, Lil Kim releasing her mixtape, and Remy Ma returning home from prison, female rap saw one of its biggest summers in years. Of course when a veteran femcee is being interviewed the subject of women in the game comes up.

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That was the case recently for Rah Digga. The former Flipmode Squad member spoke with ThisIs50, and she was asked about some of her rap peers. After giving a shout out to Remy and suggesting she does a little research about the current music scene, Digga expressed she is not a fan of Iggy.

“Iggy Azalea, I can’t really get into her. Because it’s just not real to me,” explains Digga. “There is a white girl from Australia that spits in an Australian accent, and her name is Chelsea Jane. That I can get into. Teach me Australian Hip Hop culture. Don’t come to America and try to convince me  that you’re Gangsta Boo… We’re not going to believe you if you’re trying to convince us that you’re out here trap shooting.”

Digga also supported Nicki’s speech at the BET Awards where the Young Money member seemed to call out rappers that don’t write their own lyrics.

“That’s the problem. They’re too many passes being given,” stated Rah. “When did it become wrong to call out people that don’t write their own rhymes? When did that become a crime in Hip Hop?”

She later added, “I don’t consider [Iggy] Hip Hop. I listen to her album. Everything that I hear on there is everything but that… Hip Hop is representative of this: to inform and empower inner city youth. I’m fine with anybody’s race, creed, or color participating, but don’t ever forget what it was created for in the first place.”

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Watch Rah Digga’s interview below.

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  • 5% Hov

    She aint lie.

    But Digga needs #Work Ethic

    Top 5 FeMC dead or alive.

    • Savimbi

      Yessa… she killed that Flipmode compilation album.

    • Markus

      Challenge. Top 5 female MC’s in no particular order: MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Antoinette,Jean Grae and Lauryn Hill.

      • 5% Hov

        Ms Hill
        Minaj
        Eve
        Digga
        Remy Ma

        no Order but Ms Hill is number 1.
        ————-

        Lyte (lol) QL, Shan paved the way but Ms Hil was the first ” female rappers rapper” IMO.

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        You have to be under the age of 25, because MC Lyte was the first female “Rappers Rapper” go back to study son.
        Iv’e seen old school Fugee’s interviews where she named Lyte as her biggest influence. Also, I would take Jean Grae & Rhapsody over anyone in your female top 5 except Lauryn.

      • 5% Hov

        I’m not – I’m 28.
        No one can tell me Lyte was technically gifted or as polished as LH…

        Yes I know she paved the way but u can tell from my list I like hard spitters…. same reason Kool G will always be better to me than Ra or Big Daddy Kane.

        Just preferences. If we did a “most influential female rappers list” then I would name Lyte and Shan and Queen Latifa etc

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        What about Rhap tho? You don’t think she’s top 5 material?

      • 5% Hov

        Top 10. maybe … I think you could argue Trina, Jean Grae or Left Eye before Rhapsody.

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        C’mon mane! (In my Tom Jackson voice).. Trina??????. Lord bless the dead, but Left-Eye?????? Trina’s raps consist of: sex, oral sex, diamond princess, buy me this. And you must not have listened to that abomination of a solo album Left-eye released?.
        I’m sorry Rhap is miles ahead of both of those women, lyrically and technically.

      • 5% Hov

        Umm… but imma be real – I like “sex, oral sex, diamond princess “… and she spits it well.

        Left Eye had her own flow and was copied by males as well as female.

        I Like Rhap – but can’t name more than 2 songs I can play of hers.

        If this was battle rap list … sure. But same reason Papoose isnt top 5 is why she get no love in my list.

        I respect u opinion tho.

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        LMAO!!! Hey at least you’re honest bro.
        Respect.

      • Nyga07

        lmao that first line was too honest …sex and oral sex yes

      • TRUTH SPEAKER

        Ra and Kane were hard spitters…..

      • 5% Hov

        Not compared to Kool G Rap who came out while they were out….

        It was a whole nothing level.

      • Markus

        Lyte isn’t in your top 5? Wow i thought she would be somewhere in there. I can get with you on putting Eve in but Jean Grae would eat Nicki Rah and Remy easy in my opinion.

      • 5% Hov

        Sorry Jean Grae aint eating anybody – I like JG – I know her stuff well – she is has 2 levels – soft and medium. Different lanes.

        Nicki and Remy spit flames and do introspective records like JG. They are more versatile IMO

        Lyte? Ehh… see comment below.

      • brotha_man

        anybody who listened to the fugees albums should have Hill number 1 she murked that whole album

      • 5% Hov

        Exactly. The Bar was raised to the highest level and hasnt been surpassed since.

      • Nyga07

        no lie Ms. Hill is by far number 1 wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy far
        idk if i could create a top 5 tho that would be good
        i’m from brooklyn so i will throw kim in there( i know it was just slut rap)
        remy
        minaj has to be i am sorry if anyone thinks different
        might have to throw eve in there..
        Digga a beast but she just remind me of busta rapper as a chic lol

      • 5% Hov

        my nigga

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        Challenge. Top female FemMC’s in no order. Dimples Dee, Lisa Lee, Antoinette, Frick n Frack, Finesse n Synquesse, Queen Mother Rage.

      • 5% Hov

        Really son… c’mon?
        all these rappers are the equivalent of Papoose or Saigion.

        Great rappers. Not Top anything.

      • Markus

        Lol my man Antoinette im with you but those others you mentioned would be crushed against my lineup. Jean Grae would bury the rest of that lineup on her own.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        at a Bronx ZN block party with JG against Lisa Lee??? All LL would need to say is “Say what’s the name of this nation??” and it would be all over for Jean!

      • Q.

        Lauryn, Lyte, Jean, Bahamadia, and SA-ROC >>>> any 5 broads who can rap.

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  • R.O.B

    I hate on no ones hustle….if Rah Digga were to concentrate on making music and bringing her own career back, then she wouldn’t be concerned about how another artist makes his/her money.

    • anemia716

      i think it’s more about the fact that she’s a very poor, if not THE worst representation of the hip-hop/rap community. maybe it’s the fact that she’s rapping about AMERICAN urban culture, and she’s not even from America, nor the hood.

      not everything is about money.

      • R.O.B

        In this day and time it is about having money. I don’t know anyone who wants to be broke. The music business is a Business. A business is about turning over a profit thus about making money. The team who is behind Iggy is about making money. If you want to hear songs dealing with the essence of hip hop then, you need to listen to the underground hip hop. Mainstream hip hop is created to appeal to the masses. It’s true that hip hop was created as a voice for the oppressed, but that changed almost 2 decades ago when it became commercialized and the emphasis was put on numbers over creativity and substance. It’s funny how I always hear people complain about the state of hip hop, but when someone like Iggy drops, she does stupid numbers, but you have an independent artist who raps about things of conscience and of substance and no one buys their music. I know this because I’m an underground hip hop artist who believes in lyricism and raps about social issues and other things going on in society and I haven’t made a dime rapping for the cause. I make my money building houses, and I don’t hate on anyone else’s hustle regardless. House note, car note, insurance, water, electric, cable, food, phone bill, kids, clothes, gas, credit cards….all that stuff requires money. So miss me with the “not everything is about money” talk. I’m willing to bet that a poor, lazy person came up with that phrase.

      • R.O.B

        In this day and time it is about having money. I don’t know anyone who wants to be broke. The music business is a Business. A business is about turning over a profit thus about making money. The team who is behind Iggy is about making money. If you want to hear songs dealing with the essence of hip hop then, you need to listen to the underground hip hop. Mainstream hip hop is created to appeal to the masses. It’s true that hip hop was created as a voice for the oppressed, but that changed almost 2 decades ago when it became commercialized and the emphasis was put on numbers over creativity and substance. It’s funny how I always hear people complain about the state of hip hop, but when someone like Iggy drops, she does stupid numbers, but you have an independent artist who raps about things of conscience and of substance and no one buys their music. I know this because I’m an underground hip hop artist who believes in lyricism and raps about social issues and other things going on in society and I haven’t made a dime rapping for the cause. I make my money building houses, and I don’t hate on anyone else’s hustle regardless. House note, car note, insurance, water, electric, cable, food, phone bill, kids, clothes, gas, credit cards….all that stuff requires money. So miss me with the “not everything is about money” talk. I’m willing to bet that a poor, lazy person came up with that phrase.

  • THOT Provoking

    “Rah Digga, SIT THE F DOWN!! You are 1 of the reasons this broad is relevant. If you, Trina, MC Lyte, Shawnna, Amillian, Sole’, Diamond, and the rest of you broads stayed doing what yall was supposed to do in the game, there wouldn’t be room for this tramp!”-THOT Provoking

    • anemia716

      hm, not. it’s wack people like you who are actually defending this dingo.

      • THOT Provoking

        “Did you read my comment? I don’t even like white people so why would I defend someone who sounds like Gangsta Boo but from Australia? That chick is a perpetrator and I wouldn’t look the chick in the face if I happened to walk past her!”-THOT Provoking

      • anemia716

        “I don’t even like white people”

        you do know ALL forms of racism and bigotry are bad for society, right? your ignorance is astonishing. grow up, and have a nice day.

      • THOT Provoking

        “I don’t have to like white people, do I? And I’m sure white people understand y! As long as I’m not killing them, raping them, beating them, calling them out their names…oh wait…!”-THOT Provoking

      • anemia716

        haha sure. if that’s how you want to look at it. if that will help you sleep better at night. enjoy carrying that animosity and hatred around with you.

        it takes way more energy to hate, than it does to love.

      • THOT Provoking

        “Again, not hate, just dislike, and No, it doesn’t make me sleep better at night!”-THOT Provoking

      • 5% Hov

        Choose to like or dislike people on other factors – like trust or respect… skin color bias is wack bruh – thats what we saying.

        Blessings.

      • THOT Provoking

        “You’re correct and I respect everything you are saying. But, skin color is the biggest reason of separation, then religion…when we bust it all down, it is what it is. However, I do take all factors into consideration and that is why I don’t call it hate. BTW, I hate niggas!

      • 5% Hov

        Nigga. U just went 360. All Im saying let us not hate them. Let them continue to hate us – while we build and elevate.

        On the real – I used to hate them too – but then when I researched at who is helping niggas in the hood – Africa – fighting dictators and a political oppression from the western controlled media…. often times…. there is all colors involved.. *See Noam Chomsky

        The racist and religious backwardness in our world YES was started by Europeans BUT in 2014 its all colors that are fighting it…. Unite with people that THINK alike. Not just because people that LOOK alike.

      • THOT Provoking

        “You are correct and I will work with anyone to get the job done…I’m confused, I did a 360 or 180? I stand by my word, but it my seem confusing when I don’t put an “all” or “any” in my statements. Ironically, my mentors are white and we work together to achieve, however, they understand my plight, have acknowledge who we are as a race compared to every other race and don’t judge me on my views because of it.”-THOT Provoking

      • 5% Hov

        360 – you went hate whites to hating niggas. lol
        But I feel you.
        Damn we all grown here.
        Peace God.

      • THOT Provoking

        “NOT HATE my brother, just dislike! Similar to the differences of racist and prejudice…I understand about the 360 now. But I never said I hate white people, just dislike. However, I do hate NIGGAS and its no need to dislike cause the hate is strong!..Not black people, but NIGGAS!!”-THOT Provoking

      • 5% Hov

        Budda said “try not to like or dislike, hate or love – just try to overstand and accept happiness and positivity from each encounter”

        We all trying my nig!

      • THOT Provoking

        “My nig you deep! Hold this ‘W’ for me! How do I follow u on Disqus?”-THOT Provoking

      • 5% Hov

        C’mon bruh … you going to far.
        “Leaders and there’s followers…..”
        Peace God.

      • 5% Hov

        Where did the white hate thing come into it? LOL
        Look I’m God Body Garveryite to the core…

        – but you have to leave that white supremacy thinking to the white supremacists. Race is a myth.

        Racism kills brain cells bruh. – Peace to the GODS Provoking

      • THOT Provoking

        “Hate and dislike is two different things! I don’t hate anyone, but I dislike some white people for obvious reasons! I have a deep resentment and I think ALL black people should!…that is for another day tho, but no, I don’t hate white people, just dont like them and Iggy is one of the reasons why!”-THOT Provoking

      • anemia716

        so by your logic, every person, regardless of race, should resent others based upon the actions committed by that person’s race or ethnic group? wow. crimes against humanity have been committed by every race, since dawn of civilization. an example of this would be the AFRICAN slave traders. you know the whites didn’t capture all of us with a net, right? they had some help.

        PEOPLE are fucked, not races. you need to start looking at individuals first and not their skin tone.

      • THOT Provoking

        “You have valid points and I take your comments into consideration, but I know too much to not feel this way. I wish I was more ignorant to some things, but I see and can’t unsee! However, I do like some white people, just not as a whole, so I guess I contradict myself in a way”-THOT Provoking

      • TRUTH SPEAKER

        I bet you like white girls tho

      • THOT Provoking

        “Honestly, the only white girls I like are the ones with African features like full lips, ass, etc…and it has to be natural, but I can’t marry one!”-THOT Provoking

      • Brindle

        lol at Dingo, I gotta rent that from you

    • Brindle

      You just dumb read everything you’ve written for the world to see, you just dumb, your elementary school teachers and your momma are disappointed in you, your thought process and the life you lead… all the freestyle battles your mom been in, wait til she gets on AHH and sees the nonsense you put out, she gone shit in her moo moo….

      • THOT Provoking

        “The world can definitely see my comments and understand that we are all complexed and perplexed individuals who indeed contradict themselves often. Yet, some things that we see shape our thoughts and others in our core are naturally with us because of nature!”-THOT Provoking

      • 5% Hov

        ^nothing but truth brother.

      • Brindle

        STOP NIKKA!!! that sh!t aint deep and was a bunch of bullsh!t like ending your every statement with your name when its already by that lil pic of you… Those female MC’s didn’t make room for her, the industry did, somehow you figured blame them…

      • THOT Provoking

        “Mane, my sheet is deep punk! lol…When you saturate a market, it is more difficult for someone to jump in that market because the wealth would be spread too evenly. Thus, she probably wouldn’t be hot and that fake accent wouldn’t be liked cause all of the chicks before her sound like that! She would have to use her real voice and she wouldn’t be hip hop, but pop!! I put my stuff in quotation marks and put who the quote is by afterwards cause everything I write is profound!”-THOT Provoking

      • Brindle

        market gets saturated then it shifts, sometimes even changes completely, east coast to west coast to south to internet… they couldn’t do nothing about that, you gotta start blaming the fans at some point

  • ghettogov

    People love to just say oh well she hating or need to make something hot herself. before you do that though you should ask yourself is what she said true? Plus they asked her a question should she just be politically correct or actually speak her mind? At this point she doesn’t have anything to lose…She should drop something though…that Tyler the creator diss was hot.

  • ciscoNoDrink

    Rah Digga is a hater. Ain’t nobody more Gangsta than Iggy Azalea.

    • 5% Hov

      Tell Em. Hold this like.

  • Markus

    Its a new audience out here across the board. I’m not into Iggy but im also not interested in a lot of other rappers that may be considered fine with the culture. The rap that’s popular today allows true vultures like Iggy to thrive and pass her garbage off as “hip hop”. If the audience stops the industry from spoon feeding them whatever they choose to and requires a higher standard of product,then we could weed out these frauds.

    • anemia716

      stay indie, and stay under.

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  • FRUKOH

    some truth to it but she should tell 99.9 % of the rappers out there and every one she ever worked with that they aint gangsta neither and rahdigga sure as hell aint gangsta

    • brotha_man

      i dont know……iggy do kinda sound like she was raised in bankhead

      • 5% Hov

        By “a pack” of niggas.

      • THOT Provoking

        “Mel Gison style”-THOT Provoking

      • 5% Hov

        lol word.

      • SAD_FACED_CLOWN

        yeah but she wasn’t

      • Nyga07

        she should i’m sure TIP is laying the recipe
        Bankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkhead

      • Brindle

        lol… she worked hard on that bankhead accent

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        That’s because she essentially was. People thinks she’s fresh off the boat or something. She’s been in America since she was like 16, and she’ 24 now. Save for the last two years she was living in Bankhead, Miami, Houston, and LA. She didnt have money then. She was a effin maid!!!.lol When you’re around any group of people for an extended period of time that you’re not indigenous to, you’re gonna pick up traits.

      • brotha_man

        ok iggy, im sure u studied the bankhead ascent. i know haitians in MN that been here 10 plus, and still sound like they back in haiti.

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        Yea, and my Bajan babymama been in Tennessee since 2000 and she sounds like she’s from South Memphis!

      • brotha_man

        ok iggy, you win. it is possible that coming to america at 16 and living in places like LA, Houston, and Miami, that the you may have picked up the ATL slanguage…..that may be the case. you win!!

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        Why are you addressing me as if I’m Iggy Azalea? You’re attempt at humor is past lame.

      • brotha_man

        not throwing stones. they way you speak about her its as if you are her or a close friend.

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        No, I’m speaking as if I’m someone who has not only listened to more than just “Fancy” and “Black Widow”, and has read her Wikipedia page. Sprinkle in the fact that i live and have a child with someone who wasn’t born in America, I can make an EDUCATED guess on her intentions. I could be wrong, but at least I have some basis to gather my opinion from.
        What’s your excuse???

      • brotha_man

        i dont have an excuse. never listened to iggy other than being out somewhere and fancy comes on. didn’t read her wiki. and all my foreign friends still have their respective ascents, even the ones that have been here over 10 years. your opinion is valid…..but its also fair to say that she may have exaggerated her ascent to in attempt to be more appealing to the US fan base

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        Not denying that. Just saying it’s also feasible that she rapped in her Aussie voice once and realized that it sounded corny as hell.
        Same as Asap Rocky. He probably rapped on some boom-bap shit once and realized he was better off on some North Memphis/Texas trill shit.

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        I agree that’s definitely possible. Its also possible that she rapped in her Aussie voice once and it sounded corny as shit. Probably the same way Asap Rocky rapped on some boom-bap beats and realized he sounded better on some North Memphis/Houston trill shit. It’s no different.

    • Brindle

      I think you missing her point, it’s about hiphop, not gangsta and its about a white girl pretending to be something she obviously isn’t, its a 2014 minstrel show and ya’ll don’t realize it but want to criticize the ones the do

      • BIG MIKE SOMETHING SERIOUS

        You on a Roll , Bruh.

      • FRUKOH

        tell 99.9% of rappers that,

      • Brindle

        again you’re missing the point, 99.9% of rappers aint white girls pretending to be southern black girls… come on bruh, if you her fan, just say it

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        How tho. Sure it’s Hip-pop, but does that make it any less hip-hop? You don’t say Punk Rock or Emo Rock is not rock n roll. So why because she’s doing something different it’s so much backlash? I’m not a fan of her’s but because she raps in a Southern accent shouldn’t automatically disqualify her as Hip-Hop. Every rapper out here calming to be banging and slanging ain’t real, so why Rah isn’t speaking against those rappers?
        I get the sentiment she’s giving, but it just comes off as hate since Iggy’s popping, and she hasn’t been associated with anything of substance since “Give It To Me” in 2002.

      • Brindle

        rock & roll people will tell you Emo Rock is not Rock n roll, and punk people will kill you for saying they’re rock and roll… my backlash is for the menstrel show you all seem to be cool with… its a fake southern accent, that’s the problem, you should be offended… it shouldn’t come off as hate to you, it should just be a spoken fact, I don’t understand why facts become hate, we getten too sensitive… how’s the music gonna get better if everyone is cool with everything

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        No, rock n roll purists will say Emo isn’t rock and roll. But ask an Emo fan and they say it is. I myself am not offended, but everything doesn’t have to be a call to arms bro. Her rapping in a fake accent is no different than Rick Ross rapping ” I got the white, got the dog food, and the hard” on Elvis Presley Blvd. At least with her she’s rapping about stuff that’s relevant to her. It’s just her delivery is false. But let me ask you this honest question. If Iggy was a black female from Auckland, Australia that rapped in a southern accent, would this be a big deal? So whats the difference? Because she’s white?

      • Brindle

        perfect question, if she was black from australia, yes, I’d still be offended… and YES BEING WHITE MAKES IT A BIGGER DEAL… I think that’s the difference in today rappers and rap fans… 1 fans/rappers are extremely sensitive these days yet scarred to beef… 2. they don’t want to be considered gay but do gay sh!t… 3. they stand for nothing, yet will speak out about anything… its all one big contradiction… Before you could say Ice Cube aint no gangster but reps them as a talented rapper who grew up around Easy E was a true gangster but not talented so Cube wrote the rhymes, it was known, never hidden and even included in their music… Easy- “Ice Cube writes the words that I say”… Cube- “I don’t bang, I write the good rhymes, the whole scenery reminding me of good times”… that my brotha is true hiphop, contradictions and all… this sh!t now is a circus and she bout to be the main clown cause everybody wants to be cool, peaceful and get along… ya’ll gone be cool to the point where we lose…

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        I get what your saying man. Honestly I do, and respect your opinion. But the thing is, how do you know that she doesn’t truly love the art form and that’s how she expresses it? There are hip hop fans of all different shades, genders, and nationalities. The fact that she speaks in an Australian accent and raps in a southern accent is no bigger contradiction than Ice Cube/Easy-E that you spoke of. Its no different than Asap Rocky being from Harlem, and rapping like he’s from my block here in Memphis. Hip-hop is about living your TRUTH. And if identifying with a culture to the point where you leave your home country to be a part of it at a young age, and appropriating parts of it into your identity that doesn’t change who you are isn’t, then what is my man?

      • ghettogov

        The reason people don’t like her is because she’s wack first of all. Second thing is there is a high probability she’s not writing all her material. Third at first glance she comes off as manufactured and insincere. Nobody dislikes her just because she is white, but ever since vanilla ice black people have their antennas up whenever a white artist comes into the game and doesn’t come across as genuine. Look at Mac Miller. Initially black people were probably skeptical about him but he’s stuck around and carved out a lane for himself. He may not be the best ever but he’s decent and he’s been embraced by respected artists and producers. The jury is still out on this chick and time will tell.

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        1.”Whack” is a subjective term. Whats whack to you may not be whack to someone else. So that argument is dismissed.
        2.How do you know she’s not writing her own material? Are you in the studio with her everyday? Because she’s white she can’t possibly wrap her head around how to rhyme words on beat? It’s not like her raps are obscenely intricate or something.
        3.Black people are STILL skeptical of Mac. The only reason he’s quasi-accepted now is because of his OF and TDE co-signs. When he was living his Truth before he moved out to LA from Pittsburgh and he had a more Frat-Rap/Hoodie Allen sound, no one messed with him. She has her own lane, and should be accepted for what she is. She not the savior of female hip-hop. But what she does is no less hip hop than Talib Kwali, because she’s rapping about things that are related to her and her struggle. Is it watered down? YES! Is it bubblegum pop rap? YES! but that makes it no less hip hop than anything else. If you put marble rye in the oven and it becomes toast, is it no longer bread?

      • Brindle

        I believe she loves the art form, its the fake southern accent and feeling the need to say “diss and dat” in every song to sound “blacker”, I’m getting offended now… I think Rah summed it up when she gave a shout out to a truly talented Australian white girl who raps with her Australian accent. And I don’t blame TI’s gimmick on him, I don’t blame Iggy for fooling us, I blame us for being fooled and being so cool with it, and defending her for do it…

      • steve

        `Sorry for budding in but just want to make a point about her accent. Her defense to this accusation as demonstrated in many interviews is when she was 14 she listened to southern rappers. She mimicked exactly what she heard to get it right. She enjoyed rapping and made a point to make sure she and her friends had the lyrics down perfectly. She went to the USA where she can learn to rap from the source. She learned in Atlanta where rappers told her to keep the accent because it sounded good. She was showing respect to the craft by making it sound as “real” as possible like her favorite artists such as Missy Elliot. If she performed in an Australian accent her detractors would claim it isn’t real with that crazy accent so damned if she does and damned if she doesnt. Lets face it, Hip Hop is entertainment and show business where Hip Hop artists proclaiming to be “gangsta” is pure fiction for most of them so “keeping it real” is fantasy. She in fact writes her own lyrics about her past and life so Ms Diiga doesnt have her facts. straight. Iggy loves to rap and entertain. She can flow and has a large fan base and much support from the industry. She will no doubt endure all the negativity. First woman to make the Freshman cover which was decided by the fans. She has a place in the Rap game where there is room for others. Hip Hop can use all the attractions it can get since it has such a small fan base compared to all the other forms of music.

      • Brindle

        I understand that at 14, she’s an adult now… “real as possible” is her voice, not an impersonation of a group of people… When you say “much support from the industry” I think that’s where the difference is… why’s the industry so much behind her, Nikki Minaj only had lil wayne and her fans… why’s the industry so much on Iggy… “Ms. Digga” had her fans and busta rhymes… why’s Iggy have so much immediate support? Hmmmm…. she’s a menstrel show…

      • steve

        Minstrel show? No, Ms Digga mentioned Chelsea Jane who is white and Australian that raps that she prefers and there are numerous other “white” rappers yet they dont get the support Iggy has received. Do you think its possible that Iggy is more ambitious, knocking on more doors, taking her craft more seriously, putting more time and micromanaging every project as a perfectionist, networking with the right people, impressing people with her (p ) (u ) (s) (s) (y) video, Having a great look, twerking ability, actually creating a great FANCY video, getting nominated by fans to be on the cover of XXFreshman, getting assistance from TI, 285 million hits on Fancy and actually being able to rap had nothing to do with it? If it were not for her popularity on the internet in the very beginning with thousands of hits the labels wouldn’t look at her twice. In fact she was popping strong in the beginning but then it died. TI actually hooked her up where she got back to popping again and now she is in the right lane. It wasn’t as easy as you think. Im sure her being a friendly down to earth person willing to be friendly to other female artists helped her a lot since she is hooking up with many female artists where Niikki is not so friendly and doesnt get the love. I dont think a minstrel show could come up with Fancy which was written and performed by Iggy as well as the video was totally her idea despite what the jealous Nikki’, Digga and Azaela Banks claims.

      • Brindle

        twerking ability? I’ma just gonna keep it real with you… You’re terminally white (it can kill you)… This motha fcka said she’s a “twerking ability”, who says that… and great FANCY video? You are obviously, old, white and gay (or at least had a gay experience which is the same)… Minstrel show = pretending to be black… its simple, you just have your emotions devoted to Iggy so its hard to see…

      • steve

        Don’t know what your personal problems are but I hope you seek treatment. I was speaking English perhaps you can get an educated person to translate for you in case English isn’t your first language. “Twerking ability” means she can Twerk, shake her butt good enough where many including black folks like to watch her. Yes many blacks like her “Fancy” video. 285 million clicked to watch it. It was number one so you my friend are in the minority that doesnt like it. Check out all the black radio stations that cosign on her talent. Check out the black rappers that want to collaborate with her, check out the XX Freshman cover, Minstral show?, I guess blacks going to college and taking English classes so they can enter the white mans business world without the southern accent is a minstrel show? No it isn’t, only racists think that way cous.

      • Brindle

        there are no black radio stations, just radio station hosted by blacks… black rappers are in the worst state of mind they’ve been in for the last 20 years, listen to the music they make, its about money from the “sheeple”… my sunshine analogy was way more on point than your “blacks going to college” analogy, that didn’t make since at all… educate yourself about the minstrel show and step out of your own shoes for a second… Oh yeah, you gay, white and too old to be a true hiphop (not rap/pop) head aren’t you?

      • steve

        If it were a true Minstral show Ms iggy would be putting on black face which she doesnt. Changing an accent isn’t a minstrel show so I suggest you educate yourself. Calling me gay is uncalled for although there is nothing wrong with gays. It just demonstrates your uncivilized and difficulty in interacting with another person. I guess you feel the white man has power over the black hosts of radio stations where they tell them to cosign on white rapper and cant express their own true opinions? Don’t think so, you have a white black complex and paranoid. I guess you think the 285 millions people were forced by the white man to watch her video. Guess you feel it was only whites that voted Iggy onto the XX Freshman cover. Guess you think its white guys that signed her to Def Jam and twisted TI’s arm to help her out. To be honest Im not really into Hip Hop and not because Im white or too old. Once in a while I will hear a beat or a rap I like but dont listen to it all the time. Not into gangsta since it sends the wrong message that I refuse to support. Tupac, Busta and others catch my attention.

      • Brindle

        finally googled Minstrel show, huh? She might as well paint on black face… So if I can tell your gay, I’m uncivilized, huh? Lets push the line even more, If I’m against the activities of being gay, I’m uncivilized, huh? And yes, the powers that be, white, black, money hungry gimmick marketing do limit what black host are able to say and do push them to support music they normally wouldn’t, its called a program director… TI’s arm wasn’t twisted, he’s in it for the money and has long been a coon, so this is normal for him. And if your not into hiphop, you’ll never understand what I’m saying… its the same thing that killed punk rock… You won’t support gangsta but you’ll support images of women being objectified??? yet you like Tupac… You say all the things you’re supposed to say, I just can’t do that, its just not in me…

      • steve

        No I didn’t google Minstrel show since I am educated and know the difference where obviously you dont. I said you are uncivilized and let me add immature by calling some stranger you dont know a name with the intention of insulting rather than civil conversation. You cant tell that Im gay because Im not which even if I were it has no bearing on the topic we are discussing. Program directors dont give a damn if they support a white rapper or dont .I have heard radio hosts call Iggy out on her southern accent, where she is from, her lyrics and put her through the gauntlet where after her answers they cosigned on her talent so there is no agenda or back office pressure to give her a pass to get ratings. Her success is verification of her talent. Hip Hop like everything else evolves and those that refuse the change are left behind with their purist music from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Whats new today in Hop Hop will be the classic of the future, hence the name of Iggys album, The New Classic”.
        So be happy and play your old CD’s and enjoy it while others go with the flow.

      • Brindle

        lmao… you and iggy are a joke… she won’t be around in 3 years… Classic??? for you to even disrespect hiphop with that sh!t, Ima just “keep it real with you”… You’re a f*cking faggot into weird sex, weird music and weird gimmicks, and weird flows to go with, you stand for nothing but nasty sex and wack music and low morals until it physically threatens you… There’s enough new artist out, successfully touring that understand they’ll never reach Iggy’s acceptance but their bills will be paid and their true to the art… ITS A HIPHOP THANG, YOU YOU WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND…

      • steve

        I do understand you have anger issues that should be taken care of. You are in denial that Hip Hop isn’t changing, that fine but not reality. Even Quest Love Ahmire Thompson believes Hip Hop is changing and doesnt deny that fact and is willing to accept it as he said in an interview but I guess you dont count his opinion. Im into weird sex, weird music,and weird gimmicks? Where do you come up with this (s) (h) (i) (t)? I stand for nothing but nasty sex and wack music and low morals? You are trippin cous…I do understand your Hip Hop purist thang. Nothing wrong with YOU confining yourself with those artists YOU BELIEVE are true Hip Hop artists even though they may be playing the audience since their image isn’t who they really are in reality but hey, thats your choice. Nothing wrong with the rest of the world enjoying what Iggy has to offer. Take care.

      • steve

        Didn’t have to Google Minstrel Show because I am educated and understand what actually a Minstrel Show consists of unlike you who doesnt. You cant tell Im gay because Im not. You are uncivilized and immature because rather than discussing the topic at hand you lower yourself to have to resort to throwing insults at a stranger. Program directors dont push radio hosts to put on white rappers thats all in your imagination and paranoia. Directors of Hip Hop station dont want Heavy Metal, Country Western, Opera or any other music that goes against Hip Hop which goes against your theory that Iggy isn’t Hip Hop. Fact is black radio hosts have put Iggy on because her music rap game is poppin and are interested in who she really is. I have seen black Hip Hop hosts put her through the gauntlet asking her about her accent, her lyrics, her past,
        her relationships, all the negativity expressed by Nicki M, Azalea Banks and other crap which indicates the program directors are not forcing the hosts to give her a pass. After all the tough questions by the hosts and Iggy’s responses the hosts give her the cosign and support her music. She has paid her dues and earns all the positivity. Hip Hop like everything else is evolving where new beats, lyrics and sounds are incorporated into the music.The new Hip Hop sounds of today will be the New Classic of the future hence the title of Iggy’s album,The New Classic”.
        Hip Hop purists like yourself (the minority) can sit and listen to your purist hip Hop from the 70’s and 80’s while everyone else moves on to newer and fresher sounds.

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        Whats the difference between her and ASAP Rocky? They both are appropriating parts of Hip-Hop culture that has nothing to do with their areas of origin. It’s the same thing.

      • Brindle

        the difference is 1. she’s probably more talented so why not use her Australian voice, our acceptance of the fake voice proves we’re cool with anything and 2. that nikkas a nikka, wrong or right… until we’re comfortable with correcting our own in private and others in public, this argument will go on and on and their will be more Iggy’s… We’re the only race that has a hard time drawing lines which is why other races are so comfortable crossing them

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        We’re the only race that has every other race emulating us culturally. Every race has not only accepted black culture in some facet when to comes to musical endeavors, to the point that many argue that Mozart was half black. This is curiosity asking. What lines need to be drawn and for what reasons?

      • Brindle

        they emulate us then take what they emulate… the lines to drawn? When you see a minstrel show, call it what it is, don’t worry about people calling you a hater, when its more talent around the block, rappers need to quit supporting sorry rappers and over gimmick-ed rappers… Viacom who owns the major radio stations has meeting every 3-6 months to decide who their gonna over saturate the radio listeners with, Iggy was the 1st pick before the really heard her music, black and white artist now this, DJ’s know this, speak on it, quit doing features with her… Draw a line instead of waiting for the brain washing of a younger audience…

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        I know about the single promotion program, but that was Clear Channel, not Viacom. Viacom is the parent company. And even if they didn’t choose to spin her records an obscene amount of times this summer, she still would have popped. “Work” which was TNC’s first single, was a #1 hit in the UK months before Fancy came out, and that program to choose a record and spin it a million times isn’t happening over there. (At least to my knowledge). I get its hard to accept the fact that she speaks and raps in two different accents, but its really not that big a deal dude.

      • Brindle

        that’s the problem, you feel its not a big deal…

      • Brindle

        not the same at all

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        How is it not the same? There is no Memphis/Texas/Three-6/UGK culture in Harlem. But yet he raps, sounds, uses beats, and has mannerisms all from the south. But its ok for him to re-appropriate aspects of the culture that has nothing to do with where he’s from, but not her?

      • Brindle

        lf you don’t understand, I’d go crazy trying to explain… Imagine a bright sunny day in the middle of the summer and some fulls trying to make you prove the sun is out… Nikka that aint no big ass light bulb

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        That was the weirdest analogy I’ve ever heard.

      • Brindle

        Your support for Iggy is much weirder

      • ghettogov

        Word i can accept anything, but it’s always somebody duty to call a spade a spade

      • Q.

        You dumb a society down hard enough, they’ll accept anything as “OK:” latex jeans that reduce your sperm count, cultural imposters who spit in your face, self-mutilation, out of wack moral compass, sh!tty-azz music, etc… we’re bearing witness..

      • Judah Nazayar

        how come the realest comments never get any likes? man.. nikkas are wack as fukk!!

      • Q.

        Truth ain’t popular these days, g.

  • The Legendary Troll

    this old hag needs to hang it up. She had her time to shine and its gone. get over it.

    • 5% Hov

      “Young’ns ice-grilling me, ohh – you not feeling me?
      Fine; it cost you nothing – pay me no mind
      Look, I’m on my grind, cousin, ain’t got time for fronting
      Sensitive thugs, y’all all need hugs”

    • Brindle

      you dumb… good thing the o jays and james brown didn’t have to depend on young idiots like you for success… You an ol radio friendly a$$ nikka… your license plate should be I D 1 0 T

      • BIG MIKE SOMETHING SERIOUS

        Word!

  • brotha_man

    Rah Digga is right. But what she needs to understands is there are backpackers and pop charters. I would ride with Rah before iggy because im not a fan of pop rap. Rah has her audience and iggy has hers. unfortunately iggy has more fans because she captivates the white and black audience.

    • SAD_FACED_CLOWN

      captivates? nigga go back overseas. That shit is trash, and I’m sure the label is pushing her shit. I don’t know anybody that likes it.

      • 5% Hov

        U told him to go back to killing niggas overseas !! LOL

        ………I can’t condone that.

      • brotha_man

        lame duck prolly bumping her shit right now

    • 5% Hov

      “she captivates the white and black audience”

      What black audience…. you gotta be kidding me?

      Kanye West has more black people at his shows (3 in total… 2 more than Iggy)

      • BIG MIKE SOMETHING SERIOUS

        I thought I was the only one to notice that. Wonder Why?

      • brotha_man

        the new rap fans on her left bittie. white and black…you know the skinny jean crowd. you should know

      • 5% Hov

        Hey … play nice 🙂

      • ghettogov

        Lmao

      • Judah Nazayar

        ninja.,.that was funny!! lol

      • 5% Hov

        lol Is this truce Ishmael?

  • Brindle

    perfectly said Rah… they gonna be mad but well said

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  • El Dogga

    Dayum what happened to her???? She use to be bad! She look like a ol 70’s joint now!

    I agree with her though….smh

    • Brindle

      yeah, life been stressful

      • El Dogga

        Yeah she should’ve just called in! lol

    • Q.

      She’s 40; she looks her age. She doesn’t look that bad, other than the blonde hair (wack).

      • El Dogga

        Nah she look like 47…..

      • Q.

        Harsh…I’ve seen way worse.

      • Q.

        Harsh. I’ve seen way worse.

      • El Dogga

        Same here….but she use to be bad!

  • brotha_man

    what the hell just happened to this website…..I think im bout to call it quits

    • 5% Hov

      Nigga u just got here.
      Where was u in 2006?

      • brotha_man

        fighting overseas…..but i been here check the resume

      • 5% Hov

        Terrorist.

      • THOT Provoking

        “UH OH! LOL”-THOT Provoking

      • 5% Hov

        lol These devil killer made brandwashed uncle tom niggas….. MURRICA…. smh

      • brotha_man

        lets not talk about brainwashed brothers i could go on and on. lets talk about me mentoring black children lost in the foster care system, black mothers in the pen and black fathers trying to get it together. im out here in my community giving back. you stay 5% and ill stay on my square, brother. S.M.I.B

      • 5% Hov

        If you do half the shit you claim you do… then I salute you bruh. I do mentoring too.

        I meant no shade. I just can’t see how any God Body could work for the imperialist armies of West…. and kill brown and blacks in their name ;o(

      • brotha_man

        you should see what they will do to you if given the chance…I have. Women and children of there own race….military or not…..they dont give a fucc about you if you aint down for the cause. #genocide101….ive seen them blow kids str8 the fucc up.

      • 5% Hov

        I’ve seen the US drones do the same thing Pakistan and Somalia…. please bro …. play fair.

    • hoeyuno

      haha dont think know us old heads dont like change.

    • Embassy

      “In my day, this website was a much better community!”

      “In my day, what the hell is a website?”

      • brotha_man

        the fact that you ask those Questions shows you dont belong

  • dbfromdc

    I AGREE WITH RAH 100%

  • HATER PROOF

    LMAO!….ALL THESE COMMENTS ?!?!?!?! AND YOU NIGGAS CONFUSED?!?!?!?! LOL…AT A 1 HIT SUMMER WONDER, AND MY LONG MEMORY OF REAL HIP HOP!…IT AIN’T EVEN BEEN THAT LONG SINCE NIGGAS, WAS ONLY SELLING “RING TONES” INSTEAD OF ALBUMS, IGGY JUST LIKE THEM! AND NEW NIGGAS IN DISBELIEVE, LMAO!

  • WeakSauce

    “We’re not going to believe you if you’re trying to convince us that you’re out here trap shooting.” But you support Rick Ross to the fullest. Sit yo old ass down!

  • Ipullcards

    Hating? If anyone says she’s hating they need to turn in their I have a brain and can read card.. You sorry dumb mf’s need to understand what hiphop is! It’s not the shmoney dance, it ain’t no white girl talking n a black accent either.. Rah digga won’t be approached and battled by ANY other female rapper. That’s a bet! So anyone saying anything to the tune if des hating, is dumb and should of been left in the tube..

    • bisolabliss

      Uhm, Rah digga won’t be approached and battled by ANY other rapper period, be it male or female.

      Do you know how many cats declined a studio session with home girl during the 90’s fearing she was gonna outshine them on the mic?

      • Ipullcards

        Bro chill. I know her history I’m over 28. I’m of that era! I’ve seen and heard stories of her losing battles but never to a woman. There’s dif weight classes and she can hold her own in any facts..

  • Herbfoolery

    Rah spoke nothing but the truth.

  • steve

    Iggy not keeping it real??? Ms Rah Digga ( fake name) born Rashia Fisher is really keeping “real” with a fake name as does every other rapper in the business. . Ms Digga or Ms Fisher seems to forget Rap is entertainment where in show business hardly anything you see or hear is “real” . Hardly any of the “gangsta rappers” are thugs. Hardly any have seen the inside of a jail cell, they haven’t sold drugs or done drugs, they haven’t held a real gun in their hands or shot anybody including the police. They wear costumes on stage that they dont wear in everyday life. Their music is assisted with every kind of technology to correct their errors, enhance their sound including their voice. They use all kinds of accents and make all kinds of unnatural sounds. They make up all kinds of fake backgrounds like they are from the “hood” or the “projects” and hate the “man” . So when Ms Digga claims Iggy isn’t keeping it real I suggest she look in the mirror and the industry she is in. Keeping it real has no place in show business and the entertainment field. When Ms Fisher goes to the movies hope she realizes these are actors with fake accents, costumes and fake identities since it is show business. Also when she goes to theater the “actors” have fake accents, fake identities and wear costumes. Iggy is succeeding because she is in fact talented, ambitious, a hard worker, micro manages all facets of her work, is a good person and makes friends easily, she is very attractive, has many industry connections because she networks and she loves to rap and perform. Jealous women and racists won’t get in her way.

    • golder1

      If thats what you think Hip Hop consist of, you dont know or understand this genre of music. Of course their are artist who have never lived what they speak of but their are many of them that have. And as far creating STAGE names most do and that doesnt make them fake. The best musicians write music that is personal and comes from a place of truth and those artist are the ones who have lasting careers, Jay Z, Nas, Common, ect.

      • steve

        Iggy Azaela will be the first to tell you that she doesnt confine herself to rules and regulations regarding Hip Hop. She adds different sounds and beats to her music that may not be typical Hip Hop because she believes her generation is creating new innovations to Hip Hop which is another alternative. This new sound of Hip Hop she believes will be the New Classic hip Hop style for future generations hence the name of her new album “The New Classic”. IGGY has described her truthful past in her song “Work”. In some of her songs she likes to BS as she puts it but she does write truth in other songs. Yes, I did in fact say “hardly any” have seen jail meaning yes some have been in jail, shot people, got shot and did sell drugs.

  • hoeyuno

    iggy azalea is trash!! Shes gonna fall face first like vanilla ices ass did in 91ish..

  • $18559328

    rah dude hating on a chick prettier than her

  • Guest

    Iggy is succeeding because she is in fact talented, ambitious, a hard worker, micro manages all facets of her work, is a good person and makes friends easily, she is very attractive, has many industry connections because she networks and she loves to rap and perform. Jealous women a racists won’t get in her way.

  • steve

    Iggy is succeeding because she is in fact talented, ambitious, a hard worker, micro manages all facets of her work, is a good person and makes friends easily, she is very attractive, has many industry connections because she networks and she loves to rap and perform. Jealous women and racists won’t get in her way.

    • golder1

      Ra comments arent racist. 2nd Iggy has talent but she does not write all her music. She has a nice body but is not the most attractive. Whod does she network with sicne you know her personally… Dont name T.I.

      • steve

        When Iggy lived in Atlanta she met TI’s sister Precious. Through Precious she met many studio people. She met producers, such as Drugs, Mustard, Pushes and others, ( excuse my spelling). She would meet many people in recording studies. This is the time when she worked on Ignorant Art. She also made contacts when she first arrived in Florida. She made contacts in Houston Texas which got her in trouble with some rapper producer Wine who she is suing for going through her computer and stealing her material. He also added material to a short contract she signed making it a long contract with things she didn’t agree to. That is forgery.She dated this low life Wine. . She was friendly with people from Interscope and Def Jam Island Records, She is very friendly and makes contacts wherever she goes.

      • Mirshaan

        Are you her agent or something? Looking over your comment history, you certainly feel the need to jump into every Iggy article you can and vehemently defend her. Just seems odd that a middle-aged white dude would care that much about a flash-in-the-pan pop-rap artist like Iggy…. What’s the big allure? What’s the big motivation to defend her so rabidly? Why do you care so much? I’m honestly just curious as to what inspires this passion for her.

        (and yes, before you state the obvious, I am also a middle-aged white dude…)

      • steve

        Thank you for your interest and time. You are very observant but no Im not her agent. In fact I really didn’t have any interest in rap before I came across Ms Azaleas, I actually like Stevie Ray Vaughn style music. i was just fascinated with her story and I really enjoy her interviews. She has a great sense of humor and she is a very nice down to earth caring person. Musically if I come across rap I do like Busta Rimes, Tupac and sometimes TI. The flow is what interests me where it is melodic and acts as if it is an instrument. Tupac was very good at that. I heard Iggy in TI’s No Mediocre” Iggy had great flow. Also during an award show Robin Thicke did ‘Blurred Lines” where Iggy’s stage presence and rap blew me away which I thought was incredible. That flow was outstanding. Her life story really impressed me where due to the fact she is white, Australian, female and alone in America trying to break into the Hip Hop/Rap game was very impressive. After watching as many interviews as I can find I realized she is very ambitious, hard working, well you know how i feel since you read all my comments. Her Fancy Video was incredible which she micro managed and made sure everything was perfect because she is a perfectionist. She is like that in all her videos. Making the Freshman cover was a first for a woman. I defend her when I hear nonsense from people attacking her. She deserves a fair shot where most negative comments are unfair,not credible or realistic. I look forward to and enjoy seeing her grow and become more successful. Its interesting that she is positive and supportive to other female rappers where for the most part female rappers may be a bit hostile due to jealousy, competition or racist. I guess I just find her such a positive nice person that I cant help myself in supporting her. Guilty as charged. I hope she wins her lawsuit against that low life Wine that took advantage of her. His parents must be real proud. Well. Marsh, I hope I answered your question.

      • bisolabliss

        QUOTE:

        “…where Iggy’s stage presence and rap blew me away which I thought was incredible. That flow was outstanding.”

        ———————-

        Hahahahahaha…you’re a clown…Hahahahaha

      • steve

        biso, Im glad you find my comment amusing but its a shame you dont have any rational, intellectual or worthy comment regarding the topic.

      • bisolabliss

        After perusing this debate, I’ve discovered you have no tangible knowledge of the culture you speak on, and you’re mainly here to troll, so I have no intention of feeding you, period.

        And I reiterate, you’re a clown.

      • steve

        Don’t do me any favors. Doesnt take a brain surgeon to have knowledge of this so called “culture” so dont flatter yourself. its nothing more than urban kids sharing their poor deprived life style livin in the hood getting beat down by the cops, doin drugs, carrying a gun, shooting innocent people, banging with the gangs, kicking it with biotches,beatin down on the biotches, thuggin and playing your neighbors and friends for what you can get out of them, to a beat. Save your pride of being “real” and purist to felons that that have tangible knowledge of this art form.

      • bisolabliss

        Hahahaha…you’re finally showing your true self.

        Glad you know what constitutes Hip-Hop, and your pasty White girl, Iggy, isn’t anything you describe above, so she ain’t Hip-Hop, capisce?

        You can kick rocks, then exit left. Nobody invited you and your kind ‘Iggy’ to begin with. We are all good over here.

        CLOWN!

      • steve

        This is a public site no one needs to invite me. Im not here to Troll, you are the one with the negativity so you are the Troller. You just dont like what you are hearing which is the reality of Hip Hop 2014. If you dont like what I have to say, get a steppin. You are a dying breed. Its old school, been there done that, over and over redundancy, people are sick of hearing “TILL THE BREAK OF DAWN”. People are BORED TO DEATH of the same lines, same beats, same cliche in Hip Hop so it has reached its life span whether you like it or not, Your Hip Hop is now OLDIES from the 70’s and 80’s. The new kids on the block are playing electronic beats, new beats, new content and women are in the game. What was once stifled by men in the game the internet has unleashed the opportunity for anyone, any sex, from any country, from any background to enter the game of Hip Hop since its the people that control Hip Hop now. Some female from Australia white as snow that has had her tough times as a youngster can put her love for Hip Hop with her story IN HER OWN WORDS despite the false lies perpetrated by those that want to keep her out of their imagined world . The record companies now use this technology the internet to determine who they will support with their money rather than some kid that walks in their office with nothing but promises. So those days are over cuz, so get used to it. Throwing shade dont mean squat if some white girl has the numbers. get used to it, she aint the first or last to break through. She will be around for a while so dont have your hopes up that she will fail. best of luck to you and your purists, a dying breed. Hope you are laughing from this clown.

      • bisolabliss

        YAWN!
        She ain’t Hip-Hop.
        Go and sell that gibberish to your brethren.
        We are good over here.

      • steve

        Don’t need to be invited, this is a public site. Im not a troll, you are the one throwing shade so you are the troll.. If you dont like to hear what I have to say, get a steppin. Fact is your Hip Hop is old school, been there done that, same old lines, over and over, redundancy, same old beats, same old cliches,same old presentation, its oldies from the 70’s and 80’s. People are sick to death of hearing same old lines like “TILL THE BREAK OF DAWN”. Your Hip Hop is a dying breed. The new kids on the block in 2014 have new beats, new content, new sounds with electronic beats. Hip Hop has evolved whether you like it or not so you best get used to it cuz.. What was once all male and controlled by males in the board rooms are now determined by the internet with numbers. If your numbers are poppin you get a shot with the record label. Any kid, from any country, with any background, any color , any sex can get a contract from a record label. Thats the only way they will spend their cash these days. The old days of a black kid walking into a label’s office with just promises and some gangsta rhymes are over. Here a young white girl as white as snow from Australia that had a tough life that loves Hip Hip can tell her story ( Work ) in her own words in her own way because she has the huge fan base in all colors and nationalities. Some tried to keep her out of their imagined Hip Hop world by throwing shade with lies about her not writing her own material, won’t change a thing. You can stamp your feet and cry all you want but Iggy is here to stay with a great future, she isn’t the first or the last with a new face of Hip Hop. So you and the remaining hard core purists can enjoy your oldies, nothing wrong with that but that Hip Hop train is off to the next station with or without you and there is no stopping it
        The Clown

      • Mirshaan

        /shrug…. everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, I guess…. I didn’t really think you were her agent btw, it was kinda meant sarcastically… 🙂

        As someone who’s been listening to rap and hip hop for over 30 years, starting w/ Sugar Hill when I was in elementary school, I find Iggy to be a farce. I guess I have a deeper appreciation for the genre as a whole, have lived through generations of great and crappy rappers alike, and I find Iggy to fall into that second category. Totally understand if she’s caught your ear, but maybe go back and listen to some of the real greats of rap and you might find some others who have much more talent than Iggy. Hell, I find Da Brat to have been a better example of female rapping than Iggy. She seems like a wanna-be Nicki Manaj who won’t last very long. She’s really feels fake as a spray tan…

        That’s just my opinion… if you like her, enjoy…

      • steve

        I agree, everyone has their own taste and for sure there are many to choose from. Never said she was the greatest but she definitely has something to offer which attracts attention to the genre which would otherwise remain a minority in the music game. Lets face it hip Hop has a small audience which can use all the help it can get if Iggy attracts attention. Of course the purists will claim she is fake and even heard a minstrel show which is a bit harsh. You say she is a farce, a farce doesnt attract 286 million hits, gets to be on the cover of XX Freshman, doesnt get major clothing designers to want her to model their clothing, farce doesnt bring #1 and #2 hits on the charts, farce doesnt attract many top black rap and pop artists wanting to collaborate, farce doesnt get her signed by major labels, a farce doesnt get black rap radio stations to cosign on her rap ability so you are entitled to your opinion. Nicki has her own style where Iggy has hers where she crosses over to pop and uses more electronic samples and willing to cross the line and not obey the Hip Hop “regulations” so no she isn’t a Nicki wanna be. Thats my observation.

      • Brindle

        he’ll never get it…

    • Two_guns_Billy

      She’s succeeding because she has a good ghostwriter..

      • steve

        No ghostwriter dude.

      • Two_guns_Billy

        90% of all rappers have them now..I hate all rap now, not just hers..

      • steve

        Iggy writes her own material except for some hooks and when and if she does a cover. Her song ‘Work” covers her story written by herself. There is a lot of competition out there so I guess rappers want top material just to hang in there. It can be frustrating for Hip Hop purists where the rapper has to be black, did jail time, lives in the projects, has to be poor, father ran out on his family, he has to beat down the biotches and hoes, has to have shot a few people and have some scars from knives and bullets wounds etc. I dont know why they cant just sit back and relax and enjoy the music without having to hire a private detective to find out if this rapper is for real or not since most of the stuff they claim is bogus since its show business and they want to bring home the bucks. Beats are changing, content is changing and the look of the artists are changing so you got to go with the flow.

      • Two_guns_Billy

        I don’t have to go with the flow I can just not listen to it..I will always have my 90s hiphop..

    • Opposite Of Everyone

      yep, absolutely nothin to do with her being white and blonde.. at all…. i’m sure…

      • steve

        Im sure many like the fact that she is white, blonde, great looking, tall, great butt, sexy, knows how to move, pose, twerk, and put out great videos. There are a lot of reasons she is popular. TI works with her, she is dating a NBA player, she opened for Beyonce, she did a song with Jennifer Lopez, she dated ASAP, she models for big designers, she works with Arianna Grande, She is the only woman to make the Freshman Cover 2012,, she has 283 million hits on Fancy, she had two number one hits equal to the Beatles, etc. There is more to it than she is white and blonde dude. ,

  • SEXIESTLEO

    WHO said iggy wasnt real? have a seat rah like u have BEEN doin…y hate? if u wanna remove all fakes from hip hop, there would b no hip hop. fake or real, JUST WIN BABY!!! #RaiderFan

  • steve

    Sorry Ms Fisher, You may believe Hip Hop” informs and empowers” inner city kids but exactly what is the content you are referring to as far as informing and empowering? Gangsta rap informs and empowers? Are you kidding me? Killing, drugs, whores, beating down on women, is this what you call empowerment and informing? I dont think this content is Hip Hop. The true meaning of Hip Hop is as follows. Hip hop music, also called hip-hop,[1][2] rap music,[2][3][4] or hip-hop music,[2][5] is a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.[2] It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing.[6][7][8] Other elements include sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing. While often used to refer to rapping, “hip hop” more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture.[9][10] The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music,[2][5] though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing and scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.[11][12]
    Iggy Azalea does in fact perform Hip Hop as well as crossing over to rapping in pop.

    • RazaBladeKing

      You know, instead of spamming this board to profess your love for this goofy aussie, you could have saved us all a lot of time and just said “Wikipedia taught me the definition of hip hop, so I personally have no idea what I’m talking about.” Iggy Azalea is a rapper, sure, but she is NOT hip hop. It’s funny that ‘experts’ like you always seem to single out gangsta rap and conveniently neglect contributions of social/economic/religious/philosophical content from Public Enemy, 2Pac, Nas, Common etc. As Wikipedia taught you, hip hop is a culture; its robust and diverse, and it’s reflected in what you wear, how you walk, how you talk. And if the person in question lives/talks/breathes something different than what they record in the studio, they are NOT hip hop. It requires a level of authenticity that can’t be manufactured by a stylist dressing you or your manager writing your rhymes about “moving work in the trap” (when you were really chasing kangaroos in Australia) that you recite in a phony accent. In fact, I’d say 95% of mainstream rap is not hip hop, because like all genres of music, the stuff you hear on the radio and see on tv is the least authentic, most over-produced, most over-manufactured (and most lucrative) representation of the art form. Ask a rock fan what they think of Nickelback, and they’ll get the same response Iggy gets from REAL hip hop fans, the intended audience.

      • steve

        Personally Im not so uptight that I have to put Iggy in a class, I just enjoy her music but some purists get all excited and insulted. Iggy’s song ‘Work” in fact tells her truthful story of her background. However you want to break down Iggys’ music it is personal opinion. Iggy would say that Hip Hop is growing and changing hence the name of her album” The New Classic”. Iggy doesnt confine herself to any rules and regulations regarding Hip Hop. She adds things to her hip hop music. She believes this new younger generation is creating a new Hip Hop style which eventually in years to come will be the “New Classic” style of Hip Hop of the future. So, if you insist on being a purist perhaps you may be right.

      • RazaBladeKing

        *yawns* That’s all of you’ve got? And most of that was just copied and pasted from above? I’d say “Try again”, but I’d prefer you don’t. I’m not ‘excited and insulted’ about Iggy Azalea, because as her sales reflect, she’s nowhere near as relevant as her hype would indicate. No, I get ‘excited and insulted’ when people give their “expert opinions” on things they are clearly not an expert at. It’s funny that you accept anything this trashbag has said as her truthful story (a complete stranger) when you ranted below about how “hardly any gangsta rappers are really thugs” (again, complete strangers). You proceed to speak for her, and if that’s her true feelings, then she herself would say she’s not hip hop. She “doesn’t confine herself to the rules and regulations” of hip hop? Then point blank: she’s not hip hop. AND1 basketball players don’t confine themselves to NBA rules and regulations, and are therefore not NBA players. It really is that simple. And this new classic/new era you champion has yet to produce anybody with staying power… what was the # 1 song at this time a year ago? 2 years ago? Exactly. 1 year from now, let alone 5, Iggy Azalea will join the Stankin Leg guys, the Teach Me How To Dougie guys, and a never-ending list of “pop sensation” fads that now work at the local mall’s food court. I would again urge you to learn the difference between rap and hip hop; she’s the former, but is by definition NOT the latter, just like Peyton and Eli rapping in a commercial.

      • steve

        Iggy Azalera is an entertainer and whoever likes her music no matter what you want to call it will enjoy listening and watching her perform. That is what counts. Hip Hop purists can turn her off if they cant stand it if she doesnt confine herself to the regulations. She tries to please all her fans by providing a variety. Sometimes she may be forced to include Pop songs like “Bounce” because her British label requires reliable music they can count on that will sell units. It appears she is doing the right thing since all her shows are sold out, she is getting great numbers for a first album and her future looks bright. She is international dont forget where her numbers are better in the UK. The reason Iggy will have staying power unlike the examples you mention is because Iggy has crossed over to Pop. She provided pop music, which is reliable and Rap/pop and Hip hop and Twirk and other forms. Time will tell but between her ambition, innovative ideas, smarts and TI’s business savvy it looks like longevity.

      • bisolabliss

        Good for her whether she’s an entertainer, a Pop or Rap art. All in all she ain’t Hip-Hop.

        Rah Digga is Hip-Hop royalty. Ask TI himself. And more importantly, watch how he (TI) won’t offer a response to Rah, that’s because he knows better than to step to her and have her lyrically mop the floor with his a$$.

    • golder1

      their will alwasy be some white man telling you the meaning of something he has no clue about. You can recite the websters dictionary definition of Hiph Hop but it so much more than what is stated. And Gangsta Rap as catagorized by white men, is empowering even though the content maybe be graphic in nature. Look at all the acclaim Godfathers movies got and how they say it changed film but Gangsta rap is considered deadly by the same people who watch Godfather movies. And what Ra was trying to say about Iggy is that her content is not genuine or something she know anything about and Hip Hop started from a place of truth. I dont agree with Ra because I dont look at Iggy as someone trying to be gangsta. Her lyrics dont even represent that.

      • steve

        Iggy’s song ‘Work” in fact tells her truthful story of her background. However you want to break down Iggys’ music it is personal opinion. Iggy would say that Hip Hop is growing and changing hence the name of her album the “New Classic”. Iggy doesnt confine herself to any rules and regulations. She adds things to her hip hop music. She believes this new younger generation is creating a new Hip Hop style which eventually in years to come will be the “new classic” style of tomorrow.

      • golder1

        You act like you know here on a personal level. U dont know why she name her album that.

      • steve

        No, I dont know her but that is why she named her album “The New Classic”. She has said it many times in many interviews.

      • ghettogov

        Either you a troll or somebody paying you…keep it moving

      • steve

        Keep it moving? Like hell. Don’t make me laugh.

      • ghettogov

        Oh you are just a troll…im done

      • steve

        Godfather movies are known for the story line and cinematography where those adults that watch it dont go out and cap a bullet in someone head or rub someone out. Unfortunately young kids that listen to “gangsta rap” take it seriously and join gangs, get their hands on guns and try to emulate those thugs portrayed in the rap.
        They actually have respect for someone that goes to jail as portrayed in the rap which most probably is all fiction anyway. Iggy enjoys rapping and entertaining. She grew up imitating southern rappers in their southern accent. She felt that was more authentic rap thats why she came to America to learn from the source rather than learning from Australian rappers.

      • “She felt that was more authentic rap”..what Rah Digga is saying, is that it has to “BE” authentic to be accepted.

        You can be trash & keep it real or a fake dude like Officer Rick Ross that some may feel has skills, but is as fake as Nikki Minaj’s booty!

      • steve

        No point arguing. Iggy doesnt feel it necessary to abide by the law in “keeping it real” anyway as far as purist Hip Hop. She raps how she wants with some new flavor added to it which she feels is the way things are going these days with the new generation of rappers including herself which will be accepted where generations from now this new rap will be the “New Classic” hence the name of her album.

      • foh

      • Judah Nazayar

        well.. i would agree.. but if u havent noticed all these rap coons selling out. if theyre selling out.. that means..we dont control hiphop anymore..the whiteman does.
        what he says goes. when we had a say..we didnt allow boolshit. But since we done gave it away for money..and fame.. we dont have a say..
        Hiphop is not our music anymore. thats the sad facts.. its not ours.. its theirs

      • RAP isn’t ours & never was…Hip Hop still is and always will be.

    • KRS One, Mos Def, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Public Enemy, etc. plus countless artist that you will never hear of because they don’t have a 360 deal or even a studio with auto tune capabilities, all they have is an impromtu beat & their voices as instruments…and sometimes they don’t even have a beat.

      That is Hip Hop, that radio garbage you’re talking about is RAP.

      • steve

        Public Enemy? Flava flav with the Alice in Wonderland clock around his neck? sure I heard of them. They have been around a longgg time. Im sorry but I have to disagree with you. Hip hop doesnt have to be raw, gangsta, crude anti-social and banned from the public airways.

      • “Hip hop doesnt have to be raw, gangsta, crude anti-social and banned from the public airways.” …no, but RAP, that your fellow Israelis control, does.

        PEACE, UNITY, LOVE & HAVING FUN is what Hip Hop is about.

        Her Infinite Power
        Helps Oppressed People

        Hip = Relevant
        Hop = Movement
        The movement to be relevant, the art of making relevant moves.

        This concludes today’s lesson on Hip Hop in WhiteHipHop101

      • steve

        Fellow Israeli’s? WTF Sorry our conversation is over. I dont converse with racists, bigots or anti-semites. GFY

      • So an Israeli is a race?

        By that logic, are the Palestinians a race too?

        If so, your fellow Israeli’s that have the Palestinians living in an aparthied state that is as racist as the most racialist U.S. or South African governments could have dreamed of…infact, since we are on the topic, after treating the Palestinians like White Americans treated the American natives, the Israelis then came over to the U.S. to study how white Americans were treating Black Americans, in 1947, and then took that Jim Crow system over to the land called the State of Israel, and imposed it on the Palestians…after conquering them with surplus weapons from the British & U.S. had left over from WW2, when the AshkeNazi Jews, backed by the NWO’s Rothschild’s money, started their private country.

        The Israelis are less of a Jew like Jesus than I am, racially speaking, so don’t try to confuse Israelis the citizens…with the Hebrew Israelites in the Bible…..

        So yes, this conversation should be over, because you don’t want to be exposed for your BS here!

      • 5% Hov

        Israeli is a race now? lol

        European Jews are have Semitic blood now?
        Give it up bruh?

    • God Body

      You are a troll. Sorry I fed you.

  • twosweet86

    For those of you riding the slow bus and don’t understand how this “life” things works — for all the people calling Rah Digga “old”, “old hag” or whatever, she got older. That is what happens with life. Either you age, or your don’t — and if you aren’t aging that means you’re in the ground, as in “ashes to ashes, dust to dust”. So to me she looks fine for her age, the average woman without any makeup. It seems that we are in the age of the hate, which means that whenever someone speaks their mind they are a “hater”. She was asked a question and she answered it. No hate, just how she sees it. When asked a question about Remy Ma, she said it honestly that Remy needs to do her homework since she just came out of jail. When Common was asked about Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj, he said Iggy wasn’t on Nicki’s level. He said what he felt, as a veteran in the game. No one came for his neck and said he was a hater. And this is coming from someone who like Iggy’s “Fancy” song. It has a catchy beat, catchy rhymes etc. But to be real by the time I heard “No Medicore” with TI, I have to admit I was getting tired of the fake southern accent. So to the fake body part, Youtube, vapid, selfie taking generation if expressing my opinion makes a hater then so be it

    • Growing up…21 was an old man, if you hit 26, you had a good chance on making it to 35 & out the game. More than 1/2 never made it past 18.

  • Keem

    I agree w/ Rah as far as the authenticity of Iggy thats why I can’t get into her either, rapping like you’re from Atlanta but your birthplace is Australia….. I see Iggy has blog rep team as well lol

    • Judah Nazayar

      yeah, they trying to keep this Fake ass shit propped up..

  • Guest

    My humble opinion on the paradigm of estrogenic-organisms-in-the-vicinity-of-mics can be succinctly summarized in the following eloquently expressed stanzas of the distinguished gentleman Richie Balance (taken from the 1998 classic album Skillionnaire by THIII) –

    “Tyin up female rappers with extension cords, duct tape they mouth, they don’t need to be rhymin, they need to suckin or bendin over, spread them cheeks, here come the iron sheikh, if you gon’ suck on my sugar cane please don’t use your teeth”.

  • E4LEast1999

    At the end of the day it boils down to who you down with and if they build on you as an artist. The label can use mass promotion to get it artist name out there. Case in point Rah was down with Flipmode and never got her proper shine, Shawna as well with DTP, But Eve(Ruff Ryders), Nicki(Cash Money), and Iggy(Grand Hustle) ended up with better staff behind them and made them stars in their in respective right. Maybe some of them would have had better success if they had that kind of backing.

  • Rah Digga is dayum near Untouchable as an MC.

    • Judah Nazayar

      RAH DIGGA VERSES off *COWBOYS* from FUGEES>>>> IGGYS MANUFACTURED CAREER

      • True, but you can’t compare Cowboys to Rah Digga, totally different.

        You gotta put Rah Digga up there with hardcore Hip Hop.

  • steve

    Oh by the way, where does this Rah Digga get her information that Iggy didn’t write her own rhymes. No one wrote “Work” for Iggy since that is her own personal experience. Digga is jealous thats it. She hears Minaj make a comment and right away this Digga person runs with it. I wish this Digga person that claims Iggy doesnt write her own rhymes would list the Iggy song and divulge who in fact wrote those rhymes. There are collaborations on songs where hooks are written and covers that she may do but lets hear from Digga with some fact rather than fiction. Im sure not all Digga’raps came from her head.

  • steve

    Rah Digga just because she is from Newark New Jersey doesnt give her a monopoly on” coming from the streets” “keeping it real” attitude and making comments that Iggy is not real because she isn’t from the streets. Fact is Ms Digga is making comments with absolutely no facts to back up her propaganda. Fact is Iggy is from the streets from a small town in Australia not considered a high end neighborhood. Do some research than put down a person if it makes you feel better. No its not black if that is your only criteria. If it is your only criteria you should try to get along with others since racism is a terrible thing.

    • disperdere

      The point is, if you talk and rap with a fake accent then it’s not likely that everyone will take you seriously, let alone be bothered to look into your background.

      • steve

        Some will say that if she raps with an Australian accent it won’t sound right so you cant please everybody. Those that like what she has to offer will continue to enjoy her and her music those that find fault won’t continue to listen to her, life goes on, no big deal.

      • Brindle

        its a big deal, cause before life goes on, hiphop needs her removed…

      • disperdere

        That’s absolutely correct. It seemed like you didn’t understand where Rah Digga was coming from based on your previous comment.

      • He doesnt understand. He obvioisly doesn’t even know who Rah Digga is. In truth, he’s representative of what constitutes “rap” fans.

      • God Body

        Making excuses for being fake is not hip hop. If she can’t convince people she can rap in her own accent about things that pertain her and her experience then simply put. She’s FAKE. Hip Hop minded people will call her out. That’s how Hip Hop is an has always been. There are plenty of Australians who rap how they are. That’s what Hip Hop is and will always be. Johnny come latelys like yourself don’t know or understand this as to you it’s just a trend. To us it’s a culture, so instead of trying to influence that which you don’t know. Stop listen and learn.

      • steve

        Mr God, Listen and Learn, Of all the Hip Hop lovers out there, only a small number are purists. The majority sit back and enjoy the music and dont worry what color the artist is, if they really live in the hood, really live in the projects, have no food to eat, killed anybody lately, sell drugs, been arrested by the man, are faking an accent, got whores to smash and smack around or are gang members. The reality is these purist Hip Hop artists that you are are so proud of are mostly FAKE. They rap about doing time, getting busted, shooting this one and getting shot, and killing cops and living in the hood in the projects dressing like a gangsta when all it is is SHOW BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINING. Naive Hip Hop purists like yourself actually believe this nonsense. Your so called culture is nothing more than show business. Sure some are jailbirds but many are FAKE so dont get so excited . The fact is Iggy really doesnt care what others think, she enjoys rapping and entertaining and could care less how people categorize her music. She knows she is different adding new sounds and crossing over to pop. She believes the new young generation are making their own Hip Hop sound and in the future they will look back at this music as The New Classic” hence the name of her album.

    • Slaughtr

      Shut your fckin ass up what the fck you talking!!

      • steve

        slaughter, Oh, you must be one of those tough thugs from the “hood” from the “projects” from the “street” ” making it real” with those curse words and Im suppose to be intimidated and run away scared or something. Hell no!

      • Brindle

        Don’t be scared of slaughtr, Steve we know you one of the gangstas “from a small town in Australia”, lol… bang on him slaughtr, this fool getten a check from Iggy mailed to Australia

      • Judah Nazayar

        *making it real?* lol man this is sumbodies old ass father..hahaha
        man get your high principal looking ass off this *hiphop* site..lol

      • steve

        Sorry cous, no can do. I like this site.

    • Brindle

      she didn’t say any of that what you’re claiming to repeat, you need to re-watch the interview… LMFAO, this white man said “IGGY FROM TEH STREETS, a small town in Australia”… BOY STOP

      • steve

        Diogie, Ms Digga in fact stated “dont come to America and try to convince me that you are gangsta ” . “trying to convince us that you out here like trap shooting n street”. Really doesnt matter what Digga thinks, Iggy doesnt have to answer to her . Iggy has her own fans that enjoys her music which has had 283 million views on her Fancy song. Digga only dreams of that response. Iggy has her trap music which in fact is true. In “Work” she describes her tough life in Australia. Tough times exist elsewhere other than Newark New Jersey. By the way, Digga or whatever her name is thinks Newark New Jersey has hard times, she should try to live in Africa, Syria, Iraq, India and plenty of other places that make Newark look like Palm Beach, real tough times in Newark, Don’t make me laugh.

      • You sound retarded!

        “Sales don’t make you the authority, it only means you sold out to the white majority.” KRS

        Don’t get it twisted, I like Iggy & her music & fancy is cute, but like PM Dawn, they aren’t Hip Hop, they are RAP…if that.

        Susan Boyle & Adele make good music & probably outsold Rah Digga, along with Miley ray Cirus, but let’s be real, Rah Digga will shred them all in a rap battle / contest, but Rah digga will get shredded in a singing contest against Susan Boyle or Adele & against Miley Ray cirus in a contest of…uh, er, umm, ahhh…whatever it is that Miley does.

      • Brindle

        Steve, you’d be better at proving your points if you didn’t come on here with a personal agenda… The white girl is one big gimmick… Em was talented… Iggy’s gift wraped, she fade after Christmas and birthdays… I just want to prevent another one from happening…

    • Brindle

      How much Iggy paying you to prove something fake is real…

    • I dont think Digga was sayin anything like what you’re suggesting. And her “facts” is the music itself.

  • AmericanBlack

    I have nothing against Iggy but she is fake though. She’s more popular among the younger generation. These kids today don’t care about where hip hop came from or what it was or is meant to do. They just want to listen to some good music and get turnt up at the club. That is what iggy’s music does for these children. Her music isn’t complex nor thought provoking, it’s extremely simple without so much as a single thought behind it.

    Merriam-Webster’s definition of “Authentic” is real or genuine , not copied or false, true and accurate. Well Iggy’s bum isn’t real, the sound of her voice on her songs isn’t genuine hood american etc…… If she’s from the hood in Australia then cool. She should represent that then. Like be true to your self, your heritage and where you come from. I think it would have been cool to hear an Australian rapper but I guess she wouldn’t have been so popular as she is now just being plain ol Amethyst Kelly from down under.

    It has nothing to do with race, it’s about cultural respect, respect that she and many others including nicki minaj clearly do not have but who cares right, it’s not about the music, it’s not about respect, it’s solely about making money. Hip Hop today is nothing more than a cheap hustle that every nigga in the hood want to jump into whether they can rap or not. All you need is a hot beat. There’s too many drug dealer rappers, too many trap house rappers, too many gang banger rappers coming out of the woodwork at an alarming rate. That’s why I respect KDOT so much. He isn’t about all that hence “real”.. As for the females who get the most air play in todays hip hop , every single one of em can’t sell a record with out sticking out their ass or spreading their legs, or getting butt implants etc….That’s no different than some broad in the work place sucking dick to get to the top. you’ll stoop that low to get what you want and a lot of people do that.

    Now I’m not going to lie, Iggy has some catchy tunes but she is still fake though.

  • Q.

    Iggy is a white jigaboo, simple and a plain… A “wigaboo?”

  • Rah is 100% correct!!

  • Slaughtr

    indeed she isn’t even close.

  • I have to agree totally. I know hip hop is changing. But let’s never forget what started hip hop. Let’s not forget the meaning and essence of it. Most rappers don’t care about that. Most rappers only care about money. I know niggas gotta eat. But let’s not erode hip hop into hip pop. And let’s not take away the art that has given many nigga a voice from the hood who wouldn’t have had a voice any other way.

    • Judah Nazayar

      to the yung thug population on this comment board.. u sound like a hater. real heads know what your sayin.. but expect a soft ass snuggles fabric softer teddy bear ass nigga to call u a hater or sumn…the controllers got these zombie ass nikkas

  • JerZeBoy

    ………………I don’t consider it really “HipHop” either, more like Hip Pop, But so is 75% of this other music (future,Migos,etc.) Why did Digga fall off?

    • Judah Nazayar

      becuz when the whiteman officially started manning the hiphop controls.. they got rid of real shit and started this boolshit. of course..they knew full well ..the skinny jean, twerk retard population was gonna eat it up.. Thats why nowadays.. ppl defend weak shit and are quick to bad mouth real shit.

      • JerZeBoy

        Ohh I agree to an extent, but its the peoples fault too, all these wack artists that sound alike and have nothing to teach/preach are still making a $hit load of money. When/why did the hip hop culture become so simple minded???

  • dc

    All I know is….. when ppl start applying these “real” standards to other artist… come talk to me… its way too many BLACK and born in the US in hip hop culture who add N O T H I N G…. nothing complex, nothing thought provoking… nothing at all…. dont complain about iggy when you have lil wayne and 2 chainz in your phone

    • Reyna

      OMG THANK YOU!!

    • This is a false analogy. Im pretty certain the people who enjoy thought provoking lyrics do not have 2 chainz or lil Wayne in their phone…nor have iggy’s album.

      • 5% Hov

        So I can bump Nas and 2 chainz…. Rakim and Dougie Fresh…

        FASLE. Always been a Yin and Yang.. Now it’s all Yang and no Yin.

    • God Body

      interlopers are interlopers. Even the negative fools who demonstrate foolishness are being real with it. Iggy just a culture vulture. That’s the problem. Even Macklemore is realer than her and we all hate his music too.

      • 5% Hov

        Word. Macklemore is a good example of an artist that at least respects the spirit the Hiphop – ie being real to your own experiences.

        Even if dude is mad corny.

  • Reyna

    *“When did it become wrong to call out people that don’t write their own rhymes? When did that become a crime in Hip Hop?”* –ummm…because you’re supposed to UPLIFT people and not call them out! Help them out! Don’t throw shade! Otherwise you’re doing NOTHING productive! —Rihanna is from freaking Barbados and did ALL that pop stuff and nobody complained. Nobody said, “teach me Barbados culture.” If it was somebody black from Australia, NOBODY would care. These days, it’s likely that nobody in hip hop is even real anyway. We just like to think they are because we back up the people we’re rooting for.

    And if this is the case, NOBODY these days is hip hop. NOBODY. Because hip hop, when it started, was fun and clean and they talked about REAL stuff. These days everybody putting out garbage to keep up. Nicki Minaj and pretty much every other hip hop artist that just raps about drugs, violence, body parts, sex and money… technically that’s not even authentic hip hop if we wanna talk about “real” hip hop.

  • R.O.B

    In this day and time it is about having money. I don’t know anyone who wants to be broke. The music business is a Business. A business is about turning over a profit thus about making money. The team who is behind Iggy is about making money. If you want to hear songs dealing with the essence of hip hop then, you need to listen to the underground hip hop. Mainstream hip hop is created to appeal to the masses. It’s true that hip hop was created as a voice for the oppressed, but that changed almost 2 decades ago when it became commercialized and the emphasis was put on numbers over creativity and substance. It’s funny how I always hear people complain about the state of hip hop, but when someone like Iggy drops, she does stupid numbers, but you have an independent artist who raps about things of conscience and of substance and no one buys their music. I know this because I’m an underground hip hop artist who believes in lyricism and raps about social issues and other things going on in society and I haven’t made a dime rapping for the cause. I make my money building houses, and I don’t hate on anyone else’s hustle regardless. House note, car note, insurance, water, electric, cable, food, phone bill, kids, clothes, gas, credit cards….all that stuff requires money. So miss me with the “not everything is about money” talk. I’m willing to bet that a poor, lazy person came up with that phrase.

    • Reyna

      Exactly. Just about all hip hop today is garbage, and it makes money so they keep putting out garbage (and anyone has the right to call me a ‘hater’ if they want, or claim I’m knocking people’s hustle, or say “times have changed, deal with it)”) and it’s just sorry that meaningful hip hop won’t sell. But still, yes some things are about money, but it’s too strong to say that everything is, in my opinion. You proved it yourself…you don’t make money rapping, yet you still rap because you *enjoy* it…hence, as of now, you’re not doing it for the money, hence, when it comes to your rapping, not everything is about money..otherwise you would have just stopped doing it. (unless you’re really trying to get to the point where your rapping does make money). You said you believe in lyricism and rap about society…if a producer came and said, “I’ll give you a billion dollars for your flow, but you have to start rapping about guns, sex, and none of your lyrics can be meaningful” would you accept the deal? If yes, then I see why you’re saying money is everything. But If not, then even to you, not everything is about money, cause for some people, it never gets that serious. And instead of thinking that a poor, lazy person came up with “not everything is about money”, I would think that a person who is not willing to sell his/her soul for some change probably came up with it. Cause yes, money is necessary for survival, and it buys nice stuff, but a lot of people value virtue over money.They still exist.

      • R.O.B

        You’re right. I agree with what you just said. I actually am trying to get to the point where my music starts making money. As far as accepting that billion dollars, I used to rap about guns, sex, and etc. I would offer to sell him the rights to one of my earlier albums for the money. We could negotiate a deal that way, otherwise no, because I have evolved from talking about violence and being misogynistic. My life has changed since then. All I’m saying is that I would rather deal with the problems of having money, than dealing with the problems of being broke. I’ve been broke before, living below the poverty line. That’s not where I want to be. The three essentials needs of life are food, clothing, and shelter. You need money to have these things unless you’re not planning on living in modern civilization. I’m not trying to live in the wilderness. Modern society requires that we have money. You even agree because you said “money is necessary for survival”. Survival is everything because if you’re not surviving then you’re dead.

      • Reyna

        You’re totally right. And I’m sorry you had to live in such a way. Nobody should have to go through stuff like that.

  • Immortal

    Didn’t have to read anything to know that much. Besides Iggy’s ass isn’t about to step to Rah and bring anything but some cheesecake. Iggy’s just a temp hire like those chicks from CA were. All hype and no substance or staying power.

  • Hip Hop is not a business and a industry the industry is a business that blood sucks Hip Hop and turned it into a mockery and a shell of its former self.

    • snoot100grand

      i feel like hip hop/R & B was destroyed from the inside tho fastest growing genre from early 80’s to the late 90’s early 2000 we had more #1 billboard albums & singles than any other musical style in fact in 04 we had all 12 #1 singles of the year once the online community really went into full swing (06-09) all our biggest commercial artist (50 cent nelly usher etc) and producers (timberland pharell swizz beatz etc.) at the time jumped ship and started making euro techno wave bullshit trynna cross over and become international sensations that’s when the trashiest forms of hip hop bubbled to the top because their was nothing else by the time some of the heavyweights doubled back and acknowledged the bleeding (nas “hip hop is dead” jay z “DOA” etc) it was too late

      • Bro you hit the nail right on the head.

        Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

      • 5% Hov

        Word. When Nas Droped HHID and remix Theif Theme…..
        That album was prolific

        That was beginning of the end.

  • timwest1000

    Rah Digga is spot on with this one. Iggy’s response to Rah was “I don’t care if I am a Pop Star or a Rap Star, Just as long as I’m an entertainer” or something like that. That’s the whole point people have been making the whole damn time! You blatantly use lyrics like “I’m in the murder business” and glorify the antics of the ghetto as if you are a part of it, for your persona, your sick idea of what makes black women cool. While Iggy parades around exciting a percentage of the public about her ass injections, the very people she exploits are being killed by police, arrested, targeted, taken voting rights from, accused blindly, stereotyped and several other things she has no idea of, and probably does not care to know. But she sounds black, and that gets her paid, and TI said it’s OK.

    Would we be talking about her if she didn’t have a blackcent when she rapped? According to her, NO. She her self said she intentionally did not use her real dialect because of the way it sounds. Can you imagine how hard it is to actually keep up an accent on stage for an hour? Try singing your rap song from beginning to end in a British dialect and see how many times you revert back to your (Brooklyn, L.A) accent by mistake. LMAO This death-defying feat takes dedication and observation that makes her look, well, fake.

    At least Rah had the guts to call her out on the truth. On this one, the more people hated her, the more the industry fought back. They were hell bent on making a return AND a statement on this one. It is the machine saying “Morals over Money?” NO. You have to see their point from the perspective of money, see it? It is a cash cow. Is it the industry and the media, or the people? People use “contributions” as a form of support. Zimmerman made more money than most underground rappers! Iggy was No. 1 for the seven weeks she was pushed by the payola company to the radio stations. “Ironically”, while she was being forcibly played a thousand times on EVERY radio station across the Country, She was No.1. It gets better with time.

    • Tee Moore

      Preach! It amazes me how many people are in denial about this

    • steve

      “the very people she exploits are being killed by police, arrested, targeted, “. It comes down to her white skin, lets be honest. If she didn’t refer to the streets, the murder, the b itches and who res, the cops, the hood, the projects, the jobless, the twerking, guns and blood she would be accused of not keeping it real and not true Hip Hop gangsta or not. Because she does she is exploiting those being killed by cops. I guess its alright for black rappers to exploit their own bragging about killing cops, beatiin down on the b itches, shooting and killing to make a buck. Keeping it real? Fact is the majority of Hip Hop artists dont live in the hood, ever had a gun in their hand, are not starving or homeless, dont sell drugs, haven’t done time or are thugs. This is all show business and entertainment so lets not perpetuate the fantasy, its a business. Rappers have fake accents, fake background stories, fantasy lyrics that are not true and are there for the pay day. Iggy writes her own material so Rah did not call her out on the truth.
      Iggy’s story is true as in her “Work” rap. Fact is the number of Hip Hop purists is minuscule so all the negativity against Iggy won’t make a bit of difference since haters are few compared to her supporters. First woman on the cover of XX Freshman, #1 and #2 hits. 280 million hits, her fashion game is poppin, her shows all sold out, many artists want to collaborate with her, she is friendly to other female performers where people like nikki dont get the love. Im sorry to disappoint you but she has it goin on and will succeed because she is relentless, ambitious, micromanages due to being a perfectionist , she networks with the industry making friends and collaborators and works hard. She in fact loves to rap and perform and willing to break the rules crossing over to pop while still rapping. You can call her style what you want since it really doesnt matter to her, as long as she creates music that people like.

      • timwest1000

        You are right, it is her skin color. If she was not white, you would not support her so adamantly. You find it cute that a white girl can mock black people huh? Only blacks understand the frustration of having people from other countries and outside of the race use our negative stereotypes to get rich. This is nothing new. Do you also enjoy Al Jolson? There is no way to justify her fake persona. You support her because she is white, WE don’t hate her because she is white. WE hate her because she is fake. She stole her whole dialect and persona from blacks, period. Her appropriation of blacks is something that obviously is entertaining to white people. You need to ask yourself, why are you and her so fascinated with our race and embarrassed at your own. Be yourself is what I always say. I was told that as a child. Is she herself? This isnt acting, this is hip-hop and white people are new to it. There are things you can get away with ANYWHERE else but not in hip-hop. It will not be taken over like the blues , jazz, and rock n roll. Not if WE can help it. Wanna go to war? Lets do it!

        Blacks have supported thousands of white artists before this fake chick! Don’t use racism back on us! We loved Hall n Oats, U2, The Police, even Gwen Stefani. We like when white people teach us about their culture. I liked when Eminem taught me about the sick ways of Stan, and his crazy mom. What does Iggy contribute to hip hop? People in the streets of Atlanta say she is the white equivalent to MamasGunz. I say she is a carbon copy that cant sing. Her whole career is devoted to being someone else. The irony of it all is, she does not even like white people. She exclusively dates black men and always will. Why? Because white people are fake. LOL Go figure.

      • steve

        You are totally off base. What you are saying is the equivalent to saying blacks go to college and take speech classes to get rid of their southern accent so they can enter the white mans business world and sound like a white person to get a white mans job as a lawyer. Does that mean blacks are stealing from the white man? A black lawyer making money off the misery of a white client? A black doctor taking a white mans job as a doctor making money off of the misery of a sick or dying white guy? A black guy exploiting sick white clients and white dying patients? YOU ARE WRONG.
        Just because YOU dont like Iggy doesnt mean she is exploiting anyone. You are entitled to your own opinion but dont cast shade on a hard working young girl that is straight and honest about her craft.285 million hits and all her success says it all. Many of her supporters are in fact black not only white so get the facts straight. Check out all the black radio stations that interview her and cosign on her talent. Check out all the black collaborators that work with her. Check out the XX Freshman cover. Fancy isn’t a great song and video? She wrote that herself as she did the video. I am not fascinated about Iggy because she is white, I am attracted to what I like and respect. I have a lot of respect for her. I am sometimes attracted to the underdog. She is a fighter and ambitious and works hard with all the adversity. The strong survive. She is not fake to a lot of people. There will always be those that cant stand a white woman succeeding in what they call their territory. That is what racism and discrimination is all about. Im sure you know about racism. Whites for many years thought their industry, their neighborhoods, their water fountains, their restaurants, their money world was for whites only. Blacks shouldn’t perpetuate that stereotype. As a Jew I have family history of discrimination, and gas chambers. Thats why I cant stand racists, bigots and those that claim their music, their clothing style their anything is theirs and theirs alone discriminating and casting public shade on others for trivial nonsense. She has a fake accent, who the hell cares. She is trying to keep the art as close to “real” as possible. Some would call it respect where negative people see the opposite.

      • timwest1000

        Check this out, you are a waste of time. You were raised up in a society that is privileged and you would never understand. Keep it moving. I lived through Vanilla Ice. All the way to when he regretted every fan like you and tried to kill himself. Time will tell. BTW, I read nothing you said.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        why/how is Law/Medicine the ‘white mans business world’???

      • steve

        why/howis hip-hop/rap the black mans private property????

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        it’s not private property; it’s culture. Culture originating and derived from a particular type of environment in a particular place. Hip-hop is a street/inner-city movement. If you’re not from the streets or inner-city environment you are by proxy an appropriator of the culture rather than indigenous to it; and therefore a guest.

      • steve

        In case I wasn’t clear in a previous comments regarding Iggy Azaleas fake southern accent where some of the Hip-Hop community including Ms Digga regard Iggy as “fake” and “not real” I presented an analogy of southern blacks with a heavy southern accent with slang trying to gain acceptance in the Law and Medical professions which prior to 1960 has been predominantly a “white mans world” which Im sure you would agree. In order to gain acceptance in these professions the southern accents with the slang would most probably have to be eliminated if one is to be taken seriously. By going to college to get a medical degree and taking English classes to get rid of the southern slang one can say they are faking their way into the white mans world as does a white girl doing exactly the same by learning to speak with a southern slang accent to fit in the Hip Hop world. One can say both the black Law student and Iggy are showing respect to the Hip-Hop world and the medical/Law professions by trying to fit in.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        the difference is the law and medical careers predate American history so it’s not a fair comparison. Th first lawyers or doctors didn’t speak in American accents either.

      • steve

        I get it now, Opposite of You” . You seem to bend over backwards to be contrary.You are really bending over this time but sorry no cigar. We are discussing the 20th and 21st century. We are talking about racial discrimination in the 20th and 21st century where blacks were not welcome in the medical and law professions where Americans for the most part at least in the north have northern American accents where black slang would not be considered professional. Yo yo, wassup bruh, any surgeries today? Yo yo wasup judge, the witness is trippin, thrown shade on my case, my `papers are at my crib, can I get em bruh? You know what I mean.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        a profession is not a culture. law and Medicine are jobs. Hip-hop is a culture with it’s own music, dance, art and vernaculars. Having to alter your accent/dress to fit in with a particular job is in a different ball park to being part of a culture you believe in and are empassioned about.
        Unless, that is, you are implying she is only in it for the money??

      • steve

        Hip Hop is an expression of environment and human condition NOT a particular specific address or place such as only “inner city”. A person can live in poverty and have tough times anywhere in the world and have the same emotions as one may get in Harlem, Compton or Bedford Sty. The black man does not have a monopoly on these emotions. Pain, anguish and poverty are color blind. If you are speaking of “black music” which was a racist classification in the 1940′ to the 1960’s where radio stations destroyed “black music” because they claimed it was effecting the white teenagers in a negative way, I dont consider Hip Hop “black music”. Hip Hop may have originated in the urban areas but that was forty years ago. Hip Hop culture has changed since the 1970’s. Purist Hip Hop is old school, been there done that and considered oldies of the past. As far as my analogy the world of medicine and law is not just a job but a profession after many years of study and academics that has its culture by way of codes of conduct, codes of ethics, bedside manner and responsibility. Those in law and medicine indeed believe in and are passionate about saving lives and fighting for ones freedom which you are correct is not in the same ballpark as singing some songs. The fact is the black man in the 1960’s went to college to break into the mostly white professions of Law and Medicine where they had to get rid of their slang and accents to appear more professional and serious to be accepted into the white man’s fold as does the white rapper today try to imitate the southern accent to get accepted into the black Hip Hop world. You may be in denial but the analogy is accurate. The Hip Hop you are referring to where the black man’s struggle consist’s of gansta rap which glorifies violence, rape, degradation of women, murder and felonious activity isn’t much of a culture if that is what you call it. Im sure the majority of the black community wouldn’t cosign on that message yet it is the “culture you are referring to. Iggy enjoys rapping which covers Hip Hop as Quest Love has cosigned on so that argument is mute. She describes her tough life in Australia in her song “Work” . Tough times are subjective. Her tough times may be different than tough times in Harlem where tough times in India or Syria is different and even worse. Who is to judge who can sing about their tough times and who shouldn’t. . Of course she is in it for the money as well, as entertaining and rapping. Im sure you are not going to imply Hip Hop artists are doing it for the cause. The majority of Hip Hop artists that rap about doing time, killing, beatin down on the b itch es, thug gin and playin the suckers haven’t seen a jail cell, never held a gun in their hands or smacked around a female. Its entertainment cuz, its show business, what you see is NOT what you get, it is fantasy and they are making as much money as they can get.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        Blacks trying to get into particular professions have had to adopt certain styles of dress and speech but that is because they would be discriminated against if they didn’t.

        Iggy however, would not have been discriminated against if she had rapped in an Australian accent. There’s a massive hip-hop scene in Australia so she would’ve potentially been just fine sticking with her normal voice. Slick Rick rapped in his UK accent (even though he’d been in NY for over 10 years). People loved him for it; he’s considered a legend. Hip-hop has always taken issue with fakery which I’m afraid, includes her accent.

        And by they way, Questlove’s cosigning an opinion does not have the power mute any argument.

      • steve

        Blacks had to adapt by changing their natural accent to a whites in order to be accepted, to fit in so they wouldn’t be discriminated against. Iggy changed her accent because at the early age of 14she tried to emulate and copy her Hip Hop idols in almost every detail to be as authentic sounding as possible which can also be interpreted as showing respect to the craft by trying to be authentic and “keeping it real”. She traveled to the USA and ultimately Atlanta to learn from the best which included copying flow and accent. That is how SHE wanted to project her craft. She is the artist and as the artist she decides how to best translate her message. If the Hip Hop community has a problem with it, so be it. It appears she has an enormous fan base so obviously not that many people are worried about her color, her accent, or other aspects that purists are losing sleep over. If Iggy had her home accent no doubt Hip Hop purists such as yourself still would throw shade since you believe she is not from “the hood” and not of the culture, or black where some Aussie sounding white outsider should be singing about kangaroos and things she is familiar with from her home and not the “hood”. . So your comment about her being accepted if she is singing in Aussie is contrary to your statement “If you’re not from the streets or inner-city environment you are by proxy an appropriator of the culture rather than indigenous to it; and therefore a guest.

      • ladynamor

        I Keep trying to tell people she s a MamasGunz wannabe.

      • ladynamor

        You are obsessed with her. Part of the problem. You wouldnt be defending her if she was Rah Digga being called out. Please do not respond. Your rhetoric is tired and played out on here.

  • Alexandra Lexi-Alex DonDiva

    I don’t understand why everyone is coming down so hard on Iggy. Media is giving her a title that she isn’t labeling herself. I don’t remember hearing her saying anything about being Hip Hop or about being a gangsta or ghetto or any of that. So a white girls come out with a ebonic accent and now she is labeled as fake? I know a lot of people who can switch up their accents. Are they fake? If ya don’t like her music, then ya don’t like. But she out here making money while ya commenting. Smt. #hiphop is dead anyway.

    • Kat Dogs

      YOU arent even a real profile so STFU! Aint nobody looking like that avi gon’ say no mess like that! What you think we are ? Stupid? Huh? Go sit yo silly butt down somewhere! Go see timwest’s comment who is making the real point, you are a troll at best.

    • kristin

      I know a lot of people who can switch up their accents. Are they fake?

      Well hell yes they are!

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  • bisolabliss

    T.I. has always been quick to defend his prodigy against this kind of criticism in the recent past, let’s see if he has the balls to respond to Rah…hopefully he does, so ‘Harriet Thugman’ can lyrically mop the floor with his a$$.

    Rah Digga, ‘Harriet Thugman’

    …Fingerin the man tryin to tap into his spirit
    A misguided soul so ain’t checkin for the lyrics
    Many different players, only one hold the ball
    Ghetto fabulous chick, go against the protocol
    With the grittiest lingo, still such a little sweetheart
    Book educated with a whole lotta street smarts
    Follow me now, as I build my fanbases
    Makin rappers worry like they got open cases
    Harriet Thugman, bout to see shit through
    Like a whole world of people wait for Episode Two
    I be the rap purist, the walking hip hop thesaurus
    The innovator, spawned from Libra and Taurus…

  • steve

    Fact is your Hip Hop is old school, been there done that, same old lines, over and over, redundancy, same old beats, same old cliches,same old presentation, its oldies from the 70’s and 80’s. People are sick to death of hearing same old lines like “TILL THE BREAK OF DAWN”. Your Hip Hop is a dying breed. The new kids on the block in 2014 have new beats, new content, new sounds with electronic beats. Hip Hop has evolved whether you like it or not so you best get used to it cuz.. What was once all male and controlled by males in the board rooms are now determined by the internet with numbers. If the numbers are poppin you get the shot with a label. Any kid, from any country, with any background, any color , any sex can get a contract from a record label. Thats the only way they will spend their cash these days. The old days of a black kid walking into a label’s office with just promises and some gangsta rhymes are over. Here a young white girl as white as snow from Australia that had a tough life that loves Hip Hip can tell her story ( Work ) in her own words in her own way because she has the huge fan base in all colors and nationalities. Some tried to keep her out of their imagined Hip Hop world by throwing shade with lies about her not writing her own material, won’t change a thing. You can stamp your feet and cry all you want but Iggy is here to stay with a great future, she isn’t the first or the last with a new face of Hip Hop. So you and the remaining hard core purists can enjoy your oldies, nothing wrong with that but that Hip Hop train is off to the next station with or without you and there is no stopping it

    • bisolabliss

      YAWN!
      Who’s reading this?
      She ain’t Hip-Hop.
      Go and sell that gibberish to your brethren.
      I already told you, we are good over here.

      • steve

        Not talking to you biso, since when are you speaking for everyone else, “we”? Don’t flatter yourself, get a steppin

      • bisolabliss

        I’m speaking to you though.
        And yea, ‘we’ are good over here.
        I speak for my peers and my ‘people’, just like Rah Digga spoke for ‘us’.
        ‘We’ don’t believe you, you need more people.
        Take your ‘Iggy’ campaign and yourself off this forum.
        So many regulars on here have told you that already.

      • steve

        This will be my last response to you. You are nobody. This is a public site open to all opinions. You are the TROLL here. Being civilized is being able to live and interact with those you may not agree with otherwise you will be marked as a racist hater bigot. Live long and prosper and get out of my face!!!!

      • bisolabliss

        You and your employers will not force Iggy down ‘our’ throat; ‘we’ are not keeping mute on this one.

        She’s not welcome, she’s not Hip-Hop, she’s as fake as they come and getting T.I. to co-sign her doesn’t amount to sh1t.

        I don’t need you to respond to me, I need you to exit left, be gone the way you came.

        I’m nobody eh? You must have being listening to that Biggie rhyme:
        “You are nobody/till somebody/kills you [I don’t wanna die]”

    • Opposite Of Everyone

      what’s ‘new sounding’ about her music? the drums and synth on her track are vintage timbres, her flow is rhymin couplets as per your average old skool MC…

      the difference is she’s not afilliated with hip-hop. she just makes rap music… that and the fact she’s blonde and white.

      • steve

        The difference is that Iggy has females doing hooks, she is using more electronics, different beats, combining pop with Hip Hop but dont take my word for it. Don’t know if you are familiar with Questlove who is respected in the Hip Hop world. Questlove confirms Iggy Azalea is a Hip Hop artist by this statement, and I quote:
        “You know, we as black people have to come to grips that hip-hop is a contagious culture. If you love something, you gotta set it free. I will say that “Fancy,” above any song that I’ve ever heard or dealt with, is a game-changer in that fact that we’re truly going to have to come to grips with the fact that hip-hop has spread its wings.”

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        Females have been singing on rap music hooks for over 15 years now, nothing new whatsoever about that.

        What the hell does ‘more electronics mean’? All hip-hop is electronic music! In the 80s before sampling came out we only used synths and sequencers so purely ‘electronic’ hip-hop is at least 30 yrs old… as is combining hip-hop with pop which goes back to the 70s.

        As for ‘different beats’ – name one drum pattern or production technique she’s used that is innovative or boundary pushing? Matter of fact does she even make the beats? If not, that’s an irrelevant point anyway…

        There are innumerable MC’s that have pushed hip-hop into esoteric and obscure territories compared to Iggy’s radio/adolescent friendly rap so the concept of ‘newness’ has nothing to do with matters of creativity in her case, the only thing that’s new about it is the fact it’s out now!

        I understand you like Iggy but from what you’ve written I doubt you have the breadth of experience in hip-hop to make a balanced and considered opinion on her contribution or standing.. I’ve been listening since Sugarhill and to me I see nothing more than another pop rapper entirely removed from the culture of hip-hop (eg. MCing, B-Boyin, DJing, Graff and Knowledge).

        Rap music ≠ hip-hop.

        The Spice girls rapped. Were they hip-hop?

      • steve

        I dont have to defend her or convince you, frankly I dont give a da mn. Think what you like.Everyone is bi tchin claiming she ISNT REAL WELL IF SHE ISNT REAL THEN SHES DIFFERENT. THATS COMMON SENSE. Don’t take my word for it. Ever hear of QUESTLOVE in the ROOTS?? He has more knowledge of Hip Hop than me or you but Im sure you will cast shade on him because he doesnt agree with you. Questlove confirms Iggy Azalea is a Hip Hip artist by this statement in TIME Magazine under Entertainment. and I quote”
        “You know, we as black people have to come to grips that hip-hop is a contagious culture. If you love something, you gotta set it free. I will say that “Fancy,” above any song that I’ve ever heard or dealt with, is a game-changer in that fact that we’re truly going to have to come to grips with the fact that hip-hop has spread its wings.”

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        First off, all respect due but Quest Love does not necessarily know any more about hip-hop than me – we were both born in the same month of the same year and have both lived through all eras of hip-hop. His higher level of success does not automatically equate to a higher understanding of the art form, otherwise MC Hammer would know more than him about hip-hop.

        She hasn’t brought anything new or pioneering to the table in terms of beats, sounds, lyrics or delivery. She just happens to be white and blonde and is therefore more highly marketable to white suburbans (the core market demographic for rap music) than your average black Femcee is.

      • steve

        “she is not affiliated with hip-hop” was your statement which I hope Quest Love’s statement has cleared that up. The fact that her crossover and integration of hip-hop with pop has been accepted by some of the hip-hop community (” hip-hop has spread its wings”) I believe is innovative where you disagree which is fine.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        Rap and pop have been crossing-over for decades. How is that innovative?

        Pop is a genre that is defined by a particular musical structure (intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus etc) which is something that rap music has adhered to consistently for probably 70-90% of it’s repertoire.

        There are however, many early (and some later) examples of rap that are not in a pop music structure and do not feature choruses but instead have more extended structures based around cyphers or DJ set forms; but a large proportion of rap music has always been essentially pop music GENRE in a hip-hop STYLE.

        Since the 90s we’ve had a consistent flow of pop/rap/rnb collaborations and even in the 80s we had loads of rap songs with sung choruses…

        So where is the innovation of which you speak? This ‘newness’?

        Cause what I hear is recycled material painted blonde and pink…

      • steve

        Well if she isn’t doing anything different and doing the same stuff all other hip hop artists are doing whats with all the shade then? Thanks for your in depth comments which have been informative but we can agree that we disagree. According to Iggy she claims she has been experimenting with her music where she doesnt follow the rules and doesnt mind not classifying her in one genre or another. I will leave it at that. Take care.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        I think she is confusing the term ‘genre’ with the word ‘style’. That’s quite common though…
        Furthermore, her idea of what can be classed as experimental is obviously going to be limited by her knowledge-base of what’s already ‘out there’ and ‘been done’ which, given her tender years, is probably not gonna be that extensive..
        Moreover, an artist’s opinion or take on their own music is not likely to be the most objective of sources is it?

        Peace

    • lola_irtis

      Um, the song doesn’t sound new.

      • steve

        Would you really know the difference? Iggy’s music is in fact new. Questlove says her music is new and Im sure he knows more about Hip Hop than you, and I quote:

        “You know, we as black people have to come to grips that hip-hop is a contagious culture. If you love something, you gotta set it free. I will say that “Fancy,” above any song that I’ve ever heard or dealt with, is a game-changer in that fact that we’re truly going to have to come to grips with the fact that hip-hop has spread its wings.” Questlove

    • lola_irtis

      Oldies ? lol Her new song sounds like 20 years ago.

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    Iggy’s new “Beg For It’ is better than anything Digga ever did. Eat your heart out. It will be another #1.

    • lola_irtis

      Hilarious.

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