She’s Australian, raps with a southern accent over EDM beats. Iggy Azalea is a walking contradiction. By all accounts, nothing about her she says “hip-hop.” Yet as we speak, the Def Jam artist’s debut album, New Classic became the highest selling album by a female hip-hop artists since Nicki Minaj. Not only has her debuted album made a huge impression on the rap world, but her single, “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX has had a strangle hold on urban and pop radio for weeks now.
Last night, she took her show to the Billboard awards where she performed her hit single and her verse on Ariana Grande’s hit, “Problems.” Iggy certainly has a bright future ahead of her. Those aren’t just my words, those are the words of Forbes.
The magazine known for covering all things in the business world has taken a likening to hip-hop over that last few years. Contributor Hugh McIntyre took the liberty of crowing Iggy as the next big thing in the world of hip-hop. Whether you agree or disagree with his statement, you have to admit that he has a point.
Check out his piece here and lets us know how you feel about Iggy.