Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea won the American Music Award for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album over more deserving rappers Drake and Eminem during the live telecast last night. Iggy also won Favorite artist Rap/Hip-Hop. It was one of those moments in music history that galvanized the hip hop community against one artist.
It looks like rapper Iggy Azalea has some competition.
Harlem socialite Azealia Banks and her family bought up as many copies of her new album as they could afford. But she still failed to crack the top 20 on the Billboard charts this week. Her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, barely sold 11,000 copies — a dismal failure in anyone’s book.
Detroit rapper Eminem is no stranger to controversy. The 42-year-old rapper often uses controversy as a marketing tool to sell his albums. Take for instance his new music video for “Shady Cxvpher” in which he threatens to punch Lana Del Ray in her face twice like disgraced former NFL player Ray Rice.
1st week sales figures for rap mogul T.I. Harris’ 9th studio album, Paperwork (Grand Hustle/Columbia Records), beat estimated projections.
Rap mogul T.I. introduced Detroit rapper Dej Loaf during his live chat with Hot 97’s Ebro Rosenberg on Tuesday. T.I. was in NY to promote his new album Paperwork, in stores now.
Hardcore Outkast fans will rock out with their faves for the next 3 nights at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.
Outkast brings the much-awaited 20th Anniversary Tour to their hometown beginning tonight, Friday, September 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28.