Warning! NSFW and Not For the Faint of Heart

Iggy Azlea is the newest artist to be signed by rapper TI to Interscope Records. She is a 21 year old Australian born rapper, who began her craft at the age of 14. Daughter of a comic book artist, art influenced her life from an early age which I’m assuming has lended to her look and sound. In 2011 Iggy began uploading her freestyles to youtube and the rest is now very recent history. Her biggest viral hit is PU$$Y which is linked below…for God’s sake…NSFW or kids! The video linked here is a free-style to “Get Big.” Her first major record is due out June 2012 and is titled “The New Classic.”

Premature Verdict from Katie:  She’s certainly charming to look at.  You can’t see it in either of these videos…but, she got a donk!  I think it may be injections though…either way it’s nice and relatively proportioned to the rest of her body.  She has a nice flow, but it along with the dance moves and image need to be fine-tuned.  I’m seeing a mix of Lady GaGa and Nikki Minage…but I’m hoping she continues to find her very own image, sound, voice and place in this music culture instead of becoming another label’s sex-symbol-figurehead-puppet for the big dogs that run things (ahem, Nikki and Wayne, ahem).

PU$$Y has a catchy beat, the flow is nice….I love the kid hittin’ his dougie through the whole video, although it’s a bit disturbing that he was subject to theses lyrics, skantily clad women and gang members (This video was shot in the neighborhood of street gang “Rollin 60s”, an LA Crip faction).  I feel she’s a little exploitative of black American culture in this video…or what hip hop and the media stereotypes it to be.  But I suppose that’s the risk you take when you sign a platinum blonde rapper to Interscope.  She will certainly be shaking things up around here.

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