Bill Murray por Presidente
I've got a beef to pick with the Iggy Azalea haters that are constantly trying to bring her down. The three Hot 100 Iggy Azalea hit records speak for themselves ("Fancy", "Black Widow", "Work").
Let's get one thing straight. A hit record is a hit record, no matter who wrote the piece or who performs it. Everyone involved is getting paid and building their celebrity, unless you've totally been screwed by bad contracts (very possible).
In today's overly saturated market, there are tons of upcoming artists trying to get their fifteen minutes of the limelight. There are three different types of musical artists: singers, songwriters and singer/songwriters. Any of the aforementioned can garner much respect in the music industry for their role in creating music that brings out emotion. Iggy Azalea is an entertainer and if she didn't write a single word on her record, shouldn't she get a little respect for both being able to perform these lyrics live and to track these vocals with such swagger?
From the moment I heard Iggy Azalea, I said this sounds like Tip wrote it and didn't give two shits otherwise. Iggy is getting flack for not rapping in her native Australian accent. Who wants to hear that? The female rap game is hurting, especially since Nicki Minaj's butt photo incident, which reminded me, of two things: one, there couldn't possibly be a god given backside that magnificent, and two, there really is no Santa Claus. I truly believe the questioning of Nicki Minaj's booty authenticity is hurting her overall image. Granted, Minaj is a talented rapper, butt (LOL), as you can see in Iggy's case, it does help if you are a beautiful white model that can spit like a southern trap star.
Did you ever noticed after Dr. Dre signed Marshall Mathers, his much improved verses began sounding quite Eminem-esque? How about Neyo being the original writer to Beyonce's smash hit, "Irreplaceable"? The list goes on. Chris Brown, Rhianna, and company admittedly do not write their new mega hits because they don't have to. They've "arrived" and have the ability to pick and choose their next move. So why should it be any different for a new foreign white female rapper?
What are we really talking about here? Dear Nicki Minaj, you get kudos for writing your own rhymes, as do you Rah Digga' or whoever you were, but please, recognize a banger when you hear one and stop crying.
Have you ever tried to be a rap coach to someone?! I have and let me tell you, it absolutely sucks, especially if they have zero talent, let alone rhythm and swag. Again, singer, songwriter or singer/songwriter? Iggy Azalea is the singer in this pre-school level puzzle.
Iggy Azalea is just what the lady rap game needs: beauty, wit and talent. No need to write your lyrics Iggy Azalea, just keep doing you, er, Tip or whomever is ghost writing your shit because at the end of the day, it's still a foreign white girl doing her trap thang'. Haters gon' hate, potatoes gon' potate!