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

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Iggy Azalea is nominated for four Grammy Awards, and the rapper wouldn’t care if she won one for best accent or best hair color.

“I don’t care if I get a Grammy for best album artwork. A Grammy is a Grammy, baby,” she said in an interview Thursday. “Nobody says, ‘Uh, what’s your Grammy for? … No, this Grammy doesn’t count.’ Any Grammy is equally as good. I’ll take any Grammy for anything. Any Grammy you’ve got, send them my way. I will not complain.”

Azalea’s nominations include top prizes like best new artist and record of the year for “Fancy.” The No. 1 hit that marked her breakthrough is also nominated for best pop duo/group performance (shared with Charli XCX), and her debut, “The New Classic,” will compete for best rap album.

“I didn’t think they would think of me four times. I’m happy they thought of me any times,” the Australian performer said. “There are so many other award shows that I appreciate winning awards for, but I think it really means something special just to be nominated by the people that you work with and are alongside every day. That’s a different thing. It’s a different level of respect.”

Azalea was busy rehearsing “Black Widow” and her new single, “Trouble” — alongside Jennifer Hudson — on Thursday for Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala.

“I think it’s new for me … because I usually do things that are so constructed and have so many stage props or choreography, but this is a really different record for me to be able to have me and (Jennifer) perform it and have that relaxed atmosphere,” she said of “Trouble.”

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By admin on Feb 4, 2015 under News

With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each.

On the night, Iggy, Sam, Taylor, Ariana and Luke Bryan will face off for the top honor, artist of the year.

This year’s March 29 ceremony returns to L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium, and will be broadcast live on NBC and aired simultaneously on iHeartMedia stations and across the network’s digital music platform.

Iggy Azalea is nominated in the following categories:

Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Iggy Azalea
Luke Bryan
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

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