Iggy Azalea Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Can’t Lose

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Def Jam recently liberated the second instalment of their Direct Deposit compilation, which contains some notable gems — including a new track from the illusive (nowadays) Iggy Azalea. Check out the Australian artist’s single ‘Can’t Lose’, which features Philly artist Lil Uzi Vert. Going off of recent tweets, we’ll be hearing more from Iggy soon.

In related news: Iggy also threw up some impromptu photoshoot pics, which you can see below (possibly NSFW, depending on your current location).

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Iggy Azalea – Team (Video)

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UPDATE: Official video added above. Dance video is now below. Definitely a properly-timed release, given her current issues “off-court”.

So, Iggy Azalea is back with a new banger titled ‘Team’, which (currently) comes accompanied by a dance video. Without certain, um…biases (some of which developed thanks to Azalea’s own actions), is this a dope track? Or another sign of a failed comeback?

If you like what you’re hearing, you can pre-order ‘Team’ before it’s release this coming Tuesday.

Iggy Azalea Reveals Her Relationship With Kendrick Lamar (Video)

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Iggy Azalea was a recent guest on Big Boy’s Real 92.3 radio show in Los Angeles, where she spoke on her forthcoming album Digital Distortion, last year’s controversies, issues (or lack thereof) with Macklemore over this, her soon-come marriage to basketball player Nick Young and more.

The Aussie emcee also revealed a pretty cool relationship with Kendrick Lamar, who has previously voiced support for her and also happens to be cousins with Young:

I’m not sure if he’ll go [to the wedding] or not, but he’s definitely invited. Nick and Kendrick are cousins, first cousins. His mom and Nick’s mom are pretty close. They’ve gotten closer in the last year.

Kendrick’s always been supportive. When I see him, he’s always like, ‘What’s up, cousin?’ I’m like, ‘We’re not cousins yet, but cool, I’ll take this.’ I haven’t asked him for any advice, but Kendrick and I have actually had a lot of conversations before I even was dating Nick because we used to do the festival circuits in Europe.

You can watch the full interview above; below, we’ve also included Iggy’s recent appearance on The Tonight Show, where she performed her new single ‘Team‘.

Macklemore Further Explains Iggy Azalea Reference On ‘White Privilege II’

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Macklemore really wants to be friends with everybody…just look at how he reacted to issues with fellow Rap peers like Kendrick Lamar (or — in a related manner — when he found himself caught up in the middle of the ongoing race conversation).

Most recently, he unintentionally rubbed Iggy Azalea the wrong way via lyrics found on the polarising ‘White Privilege II‘:

You’ve exploited and stolen the music, the moment/the magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with/the culture was never yours to make better/you’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea

Even though he’s already explained the misunderstanding, the Washington emcee decided to further take the blame alongside partner Ryan Lewis in a new interview with Billboard…simply put, he wishes he simply warned the Aussie artist beforehand:

I don’t think people understood that I’m in my own head [saying], ‘You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea’ – I’m talking about myself. Iggy and I came up together. We were on the XXL ‘Freshman’ cover together. There’s enough of a relationship that I should have let her know beforehand. And I didn’t do that.

You can read the full interview here, where they also spoke on being sober, the race issue (again) and more.

Iggy Azalea Talks Her Faux Southern Accent, Race In America & More

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Iggy Azalea covers the latest issue of Elle Canada, in which the Australian rapper gets pretty candid on a number of personal topics and current events — her use of plastic surgery, social media and problems surrounding it, how she feels about Q-Tip (and love of Hip-Hop), her performing accent, American race relations and much, much more.

We’ve included some gems from the feature below; you can read the entire interview here.

[On last year, Azealia Banks:] “If I could, I would Men in Black memory-erase 2015, I totally would—that would be amazing! Oh, God, there are so many things. I think the Azealia Banks thing is what really started it all. We don’t like each other on a personal level, and that has gone on for many years—before the Black Lives Matter incident happened. So when I dismissed her, people started to think that I dismissed the whole movement, but I wasn’t trying to dismiss Black Lives Matter—I was trying to dismiss her because it’s our personal shit. I don’t think the subject matter of her tweet was invalid; I just think it was emotionally charged and driven by something else, and the whole thing got so misconstrued. I just wish I had acknowledged the issue head-on because it made people think I don’t care about what’s going on socially and what’s happening in America, and I do care. Even though I still hate Azealia Banks, I wish I had said it in a way that didn’t make people think I was oblivious to the movement. And I wish I hadn’t gotten into a fight with Papa John’s!”

[On Q-Tip, Hip-Hop and her accent:] “So many people think that I don’t care about rap music and the community, but I absolutely care about it, to the core of my being. That’s why the Q-Tip incident annoyed me so much: Why do you think I need a history lesson? Because surely if I did know anything about hip-hop, I wouldn’t mix pop and rap together? Or I wouldn’t rap in an American accent if I truly understood? I just have a different perspective about rap music. I love learning about hip-hop, I love reading about it, and I actually love having debates with other people about it.

“Do you not like me because I rap with an American accent and I’m not American? Well, that’s valid on some level because that’s your opinion and I can’t change that. But I’m not trying to sound black—I just grew up in a country where on TV and in music and film, everyone was American or any Australian person in them put on an American accent. So I never saw it as strange at all. And I think it’s hard for Americans to understand this because, when you look at the entertainment industry, American culture is the dominating culture across the globe. A lot of people say ‘Imagine if someone rapped with a fake Australian accent.’ Well, okay, but you don’t turn on the TV and hear American people with fake Australian accents, so I don’t think it’s a fair comparison. I grew up watching Nicole Kidman speaking with an American accent in every movie. Even Keith Urban sings with an American country accent. And that’s just what you have to do to make it in this industry and be accepted. It’s what I heard and it’s what I saw, so how can you not under­stand that that would be influential for me?”

Iggy Azalea Reveals Major Label Problems

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This might be a bit confusing: Previously Iggy Azalea parted ways with Interscope and made a move to EMI, who apparently handles her career in the UK. She is also signed to Def Jam, who handles U.S. operations. Now, it’s been revealed by the rapper that she’s ready to do away with the EMI portion — specifically taking aim at label exec Ted Cockle:




Story developing….we suppose.

Iggy Azalea Let Charlamagne Tha God Review Her New Album

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Seeing the amount of slander that Iggy Azalea has received from Hip-Hop since she become a worldwide sensation (of which much had been brought on through her own missteps), we actually don’t remember a lot of it coming from Charlamagne Tha God (and this is what he’s generally known for). So it’s actually not a surprise to see that the presenter got a chance to give Azalea pointers for her forthcoming album, most-recently titled Digital Distortion (which doesn’t yet have a release date).

Check out the tweets below. We can’t help but wonder: will Iggy’s new album still be Hip-Hop? And will she continue to use the faux-Southern American accent?



Rita Ora Wants To Remake ‘Lady Marmalade’ With Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX & Miley Cyrus; Iggy Azalea Does Not

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In what seemed like a pretty harmless interview (mainly because we’re not fans of Moulin Rouge), Rita Ora recently told The Sun that she wanted to remake the classic song ‘Lady Marmalade’, which was previously made into an Urban chart-topper by the likes of Hip-Hop queens Lil Kim, Da Brat and Missy Elliott. She also told the paper who she wanted to get on said remake:

It’s always been my goal to create another ‘Lady Marmalade… I’m trying to round up the troops. I think it would be me, Miley [Cyrus], Charli XCX — she’d be fun — and Iggy [Azalea].

Naturally, Rita Ora’s intentions are polarising, as many of the more hardcore fans are demanding that he leave the track alone. What we didn’t expect was the cold-as-ice reply from Iggy Azalea (or her team), delivered via Twitter:

Iggy Azalea Reveals Name Of Forthcoming Album Title

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After getting comfortable at the top of the charts with The New Classic (well, it’s singles, anyway) before becoming the appropriation joke of the Hip-Hop/music world, Iggy Azalea is looking to make a return; thanks to a fan on Twitter, the Aussie emcee has revealed the name of her forthcoming record:

We had been wondering why her latest Instagram pictures were the way they were (ex. the above image). Can Digital Distortion bring about Iggy Azalea’s successful comeback?