By admin on Dec 24, 2014 under News

After finally addressing her detractors on Twitter in the ongoing race in hip-hop/Azealia Banks feud, Azalea finally addressed the big musical “elephant in the room”: what happened to “Beg For It” and the planned music video?
According to Azalea, her schedule and the constant Jingle Ball concerts clogged up her time, and she was unable to shoot a video due to poor planning.
But fans of Azalea need not worry too much – she isn’t scrapping promotions for Reclassified totally. She’s prepping her next single, “Trouble” featuring Jennifer Hudson as her next promotional track.
“gotta move to trouble jingleball made it incredibly hard to do anything else this month. it seems like i missed the window,” Azalea wrote to Twitter fan @QuintaleAzalea.

As some fans on OhNoTheyDidnt have speculated, scrapping a music video for “Beg For It” may not have been wholly a matter of scheduling. There was a lot of controversy and bad press surrounding the single after a disastrous performance on Saturday Night Live earlier this season, when backing tracks for MO overpowered her live vocals and she missed all her marks.
“Beg For It” has been a modest success for Azalea. After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, the song currently sits at No. 28, just two spots above her previous single “Black Widow” (feat. Rita Ora).

Source: Music Times

By admin on Dec 23, 2014 under News

“The more, the merrier” certainly does not apply in the feud between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks.
After Q-Tip weighed in on the hip-hop artists’ on-going feud over the past weekend, T.I. decided to lend his opinion on the matter, which essentially favored Iggy over the “212” rapper. The Paperwork artist took to Twitter like everybody else to voice his thoughts, and posted a series of tweets that examined the history of hip-hop, Iggy’s place in it and even the cultural phenomenon of “white people” earning their place in the genre.
“…white people who were inspired by our culture allowed ME TO SEE, that not all white people out to steal our culture..” he writes, adding, “There are some that merely wish to contribute to it. And I’d be less than ME if I didn’t say that… If WE don’t allow u guys the same… …rights & respect we KNOW WE DESERVE in other areas of humanity… WE’RE ALL JUST A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES. AND THATS NOT HIP HOP!!!!”

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By admin on Dec 23, 2014 under News

The past few days have seen a handful of rappers sound off on Iggy Azalea’s place in the hip-hop community, from mentor T.I. defending her skills to Q-Tip teaching her a lesson to Azealia Banks effectively ripping her apart. Add to that list of artists: the Black Eyed Peas rapper fired off a round of tweets praising Azalea for her impact as a white female within the genre.

“hiphop Is global now…it doesn’t matter if your white or black…thanks for contributing & spreading our culture positively,” wrote. He also thanked Blondie for “expanding hiphop” with their song “Rapture” in 1980.

See the full tweets brigade below:

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By admin on Dec 21, 2014 under News

Iggy Azalea has spent the past week trading words with fellow female rapper Azealia Banks, and has spent the past year being criticized for cultural misappropriation by being a white Australian woman in hip-hop. Now the “Fancy” star is facing a new opponent: the hacking group Anonymous, who spent Friday night (Dec. 19) slamming Azalea and eventually threatening to release snapshots from an X-rated tape starring the rapper — and possibly other things the rapper would want to keep secret — unless she apologizes in the next 48 hours.

“You are guilty of misappropriating black culture, insulting peaceful protesters, and making light of Eric Garner’s death. @IGGYAZALEA,” the faceless group posted on Friday night. Anonymous is asking Azalea to “release a statement apologizing to @AzealiaBanks and the protesters in NYC” within 48 hours, or else proof of her X-rated tape will be released.

The group makes clear that the scandalous tape itself will not be released, because they “are not in the business of porn.” Instead, they will “release various snapshots of her face to confirm” her involvement, and to prove a larger point.

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By admin on Dec 17, 2014 under News

It’s non uncommon for young and established music stars alike to use their their Grammy Awards victories and/or show-stopping Grammy performances as buzz-generating fuel to announce their new concert tours or record releases. It’s a marketing move known as capitalizing on the Grammy bounce.

But Iggy Azelea is one of the first artists in memory to use the mere announcement of her Grammy Awards nominations to create a pre-Grammy bounce in announcing her upcoming tour.

The Australian rapper-turned-global-pop-star announced Monday morning that she will launch the North American leg of her 2015 “The Great Escape Tour” on April 14 in Fresno and conclude May 24 in Austin. Her tour will include an April 23 show at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center. All of the tour dates appear below, along with ticket information.

A native of Sydney, Azelea, 24, this month earned four Grammy nominations. They are for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Best Rap Album and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her chart-topping “Fancy,” featuring Charlie XCX.

Azalea recently released a vocal duet with Jennifer Lopez, a subtle, heartfelt, little ditty called “Booty.” The video for their bump-and-grind duet has thus far received 85,362,202 views on Vevo alone. Azalea will perform Dec. 31 as part of the annual TV special, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in New York, which will be headlined by Taylor Swift. In an unrelated development, Azalea has recently denied rumors that she is a man.

Opening acts on Azalea’s “The Great Escape” tour will include Nick Jonas, Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd.

Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. at Tickets for the San Diego show are priced at $39.50 to $69.50, each. Various VIP packaged will also be available. Those prices are not yet available.

The Great Escape North American Tour Dates
Tuesday, April 14 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Thursday, April 16 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena
Friday, April 17 Oakland, CA The Oracle Arena
Sunday, April 19 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
Tuesday, April 21 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Thursday, April 23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Saturday, April 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Monday, April 27 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thursday, April 30 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Friday, May 1 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Saturday, May 2 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sunday, May 3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Wednesday, May 6 Boston, MA TD Garden
Thursday, May 7 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Friday, May 8 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sunday, May 10 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Tuesday, May 12 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wednesday, May 13 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Friday, May 15 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Saturday, May 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Tuesday, May 19 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Friday, May 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Saturday, May 23 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sunday, May 24 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

Source: U-T San Diego

By admin on Dec 17, 2014 under News

Google has unveiled their annual Year in Search results, and Iggy Azalea has beaten out Beyoncé and even Taylor Swift as the most-trending artist for 2014. She also ended up being the fourth most-searched person in the United States, and her hit single, “Fancy,” was one of the top five searches for song lyrics this year.

After Azalea, the top ten trending musicians for 2014 include, in order, Lorde, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Solange Knowles, Nicki Minaj, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Sia, and Daft Punk. Finishing last is Taylor Swift, which comes as a shock to many. However, Swift’s “Blank Space” did land a top five spot for most-trending lyrics.

Many were also surprised to see Beyoncé absent from the list and topped by her little sister, but Solange’s wedding was quite the event back in November. Even so, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had the most-Googled wedding in 2014. Breaking the internet is so romantic.

As music fans wrestled for festival tickets and raced to see lineups, they unwittingly contributed to another Google list for 2014: the top ten most-searched music festivals. Coachella took the throne this year, followed by Mysteryland, Boston Calling, Hard Summer, Electric Forest, Firefly Music Festival, Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, Outside Lands, and Fun Fun Fun Fest.

The most popular lyric search was “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. Trailing behind were “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift, “Royals” by Lorde, “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry, “Bang Bang” by Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic, and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.

Interestingly enough, most of the top-trending songs of 2014 were actually released in 2013, including “Say Something,” “Happy,” “Royals,” “Dark Horse,” “Counting Stars,” and “Wrecking Ball.” Apparently, it takes a year of jamming before you wonder what the heck you’re singing along to.

Overall, the top three searches for 2014 were Robin Williams, World Cup, and Ebola. For more statistical goodness, you can check out Google’s full breakdown here. Or, you know, you could Google it.

Source: FDRMX

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