By admin on Feb 22, 2015 under News

Jennifer Hudson was “surprised” when she found out that Iggy Azalea wanted to collaborate on her Reclassified single, “Trouble.”

But Hudson tells Billboard that “working with her was interesting because it was a different way to see an artist work.”

Azalea directed and wrote the treatment for “Trouble” music video, which inspired Hudson to think about doing so in the future. Watch the interview below.

“She’s so creative. She actually directed the video and wrote the treatments,” explains Hudson. “I was like, ‘hmm, maybe I need to do that.’ I got to see another artist work up closely and see her creativity, which inspired my creativity as well. I don’t think I’ve ever worked on a video with the artist being the director.”

“Trouble” — which they performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon recently — counts as Azalea and Hudson’s second collaboration. Hudson recruited Azalea for JHUD’s “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.”

Source: Billboard

By admin on Feb 20, 2015 under News

Polarising Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has handed her social media accounts over to her management because the negativity of online sparring is making her “an angry person”.

Azalea, who shot to fame in the US on the back of Fancy, her collaboration with Charlie XCX, has been involved in multiple twitter stoushes in recent months – especially with rival rapper American Azalea Banks. She has also been relentlessly trolled by fans of other rap artists.

Azalea, 24, announced her exit from twitter in a series of tweets on Wednesday evening.

“I feel the hatred and pettiness i see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that. My management will tweet/run my accounts from today onwards with updates etc unless any message is signed -IA. Love you all. Peace out! [sic]”

Azalea couldn’t resist one final message though: “The Internet is the ugliest reflection of man kind there is.” An overstatement no doubt, but a sentiment shared by a growing number of people sick of trolling without repercussions.

This month no lesser expert than Twitter CEO Dick Costolo wrote in a memo to staff “we suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years.” He added: “It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day.” He also pledged to change that culture.

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By admin on Feb 12, 2015 under News

At the outset of her chart-topping single “Fancy,” Australian rapper Iggy Azalea declares, “First things first, I’m the realest.” But could that in fact be nothing but an utter mondegreen? Might Azalea in fact be declaring her loyalty to the “realist” camp in foreign policy thought?

Before you dismiss that question outright, consider this: Azalea has described herself as something of a fan of Francis Fukuyama. Seriously.

In an interview with Paper, Azalea reveals that she’s wading her way through Fukuyama’s recent doorstopper, The Origins of Political Order.

“I like to read,” she told Paper. “I’m currently reading The Origins of Political Order. It starts at the beginning of time and goes up to the French Revolution. It’s about how religion turned into politics and politics turned into religion. Actually, it’s really informed how I look at the music industry.”

What might Azalea have learned from this book to gain insight into the music business? For most of his career, Fukuyama was an avowed neoconservative, but the Iraq war changed all that, leading Fukuyama to repudiate his views and fall back on a line of thinking still concerned with the spread of liberty but less willing to use American military force to promote it.

Asked by Der Spiegel in 2006 what happened to lead him to renounce a set of ideas he had once championed, Fukuyama replied: “Iraq happened. The process of distancing myself from neo-conservatism happened four years ago really. I had decided the war wasn’t a good idea some time in 2002 as we were approaching the invasion of Iraq.”

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By admin on Feb 11, 2015 under News

Delfiniphobia—the fear of dolphins—is a real thing in this world, and it is tearing Nick Young apart from the inside out.
This may be an exaggeration, but the bones of the statement stand true: Swaggy P is not comfortable around our bottlenosed friends.
For further explanation I’ll cede the floor to one Iggy Azalea, who for some reason took to social media Monday night to shed light on her boyfriend’s traumatic past with an aquatic menace.

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By admin on Feb 9, 2015 under News

The curvy, blaccent-sporting Aussie pop star had a pretty bad Grammys night. She was up for an impressive 4 nominations, including Best New Artist and—quite controversially—Best Rap Album, but failed to take home any awards. In the week leading up to the Grammys, much ink was spilled over a potential Azalea Best Rap Album win, with many critics decrying her flagrant appropriation of black/hip-hop culture, as well as the dwindling quality of her decorated LP The New Classic. But Eminem won, and a potential Internet crisis was averted.

Earlier that evening, the 24-year-old apparently decided to order some Papa John’s (Editor’s Note: Their butter dipping sauce and chicken tenders are divine). Then things got ugly.

According to Azalea, Papa John’s was her “favorite pizza” until one of their drivers took it upon him/herself to distribute her number to their family members. Naturally, she took to Twitter to voice her frustrations to her 4.2 million followers in 140 characters or less:

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By admin on Feb 8, 2015 under News

T.I. has a bold (and bias) prediction of who he thinks will take home the golden gramophone for the Best Rap album at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

On Friday (February 6), Tip held a private show at the Sayers Club in Hollywood, CA to kick off Grammy weekend. Before he hit the stage, the Grand Hustle Records founder told HipHopDX that he’s rooting for his own artist to win at the award show on Sunday night.

“I’m pro Iggy,” he said, before explaining his answer. “Off the list, that’s the only one that has benefited my campaign. I’m rockin’ with who’s rockin’ wth me.”

T.I. took home two Grammys at the 2007 award show and another in 2009. He’s been nominated over a dozen times as well, but he still believes the voting process may be flawed.

“I don’t think its enough young urban socialites on the board for us to have a clear voice,” he said. “You can look at the list of people who’ve never won a Grammy to see that. Tupac and B.I.G. have never won a Grammy, Snoop Dogg has never won a Grammy. That kinda says a lot.”

Instead of rewarding the best product or the best artist, Tip says the Grammys is “too focused on the bottom line” and the “dollars and cents.”

“It’s whatever is commercial is successful, and whatever plays the most on the radio, which is why I think Iggy is going to win it,” he explained. “I don’t think that’s nothing she has to be ashamed of, that’s something she should be proud of.”

Source: HipHopDX