Questlove: Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ Is Song Of The Summer

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    “We as black people have to come to grips that hip-hop is a contagious culture.” -Questlove

    Not too sure what ‘Roots’ Questlove ever claimed, but one thing’s for sure… Mister ‘Neo-Soul’ just joined the ‘Sell Out’ movement. Don’t believe me.. Just ask ‘Fancy’ Femcee, Aussie ‘Slave-Master’ Azalea — who Questlove has officially bowed down to.

    “I will say that ‘Fancy,’ is above any song that I’ve ever heard or dealt with, is a game-changer in that fact that we’re truly going to have to come to grips with the fact that hip-hop has spread its wings.

    Questlove just doesn’t give a f*ck! Homey… THE CLOWN… just happens to drop this sh*t as word breaks that he’s landed his own VH1 show.

    Here’s what Questlove just put out there:

    “I’m caught in between. And I defend it. I see false Instagram posts like, ‘She said the N-word! She said the N-word!’ I’ll call people out — ‘Yo, don’t troll.’ I know you’re ready to give your 42-page dissertation about why this is culture vulture-ism. You know, we as black people have to come to grips that hip-hop is a contagious culture. If you love something, you gotta set it free. “I’m not going to lie to you, I’m torn between the opinions on the Internet, but I’mma let Iggy be Iggy. It’s not even politically correct dribble. The song is effective. I’m in the middle of the approximation of the enunciation, I’ll say. Part of me hopes she grows out of that and says it with her regular dialect — I think that would be cooler. But, yeah, ‘Fancy’ is the song of the summer.”

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    1. He is absolutely right it is contagious as Ive witnessed battle raps in different languages and countries. I dont agree with the Iggy bandwagon but then again if anyone has ever been on okayplayer knows the bulk of the members are white, mixed and pseudo conscious neo soul Little Brother listening nu blacks. Not shocking.

      • HE ABSOLUTELY WRONG OR DIDNT GET TINTO HIP HOP TIL IT WAS CONVENIENT FOR HIS FAT AZZ TO HUNGER FO EXTRA SNACKS ,..FUK HIS OPINION …MC LYTE IS AND WILL FOREVER BE ,…THEN RAH DIGGA, BAHAMADIA ..TO ME THE BEST CHIC’S TO EVER GRIP A MIC !

        • AND THIS FAT BASTARD DID MUSIC WITH BAHAMADIA AND HE SAID THIS FANCY SHIT WAS THE BEST HEEVER HEARD AND WORKED WITH WOW, MY HOW WE FORGET ..WHAT HAPPENED TO,… I CONFESS!?

            • You have to keep in mind MC Lyte was one of the first female rappers. I don’t think she’s overrated at all. Back then, we didn’t have many to choose from, but the selection was great. Without great female rappers like Lyte and Wanda D, Iggy Azalea wouldn’t exist.

    2. He is not a sellout.
      He is right, the Pop charts matter more than street credibility.
      Nicki is wack.

      • WE NOT TALKING POP CHARTS,.. AND IF YOU NEVER CAME FROM THA STREETS HOW THE FUK DO YOU GET CREDIBLITY,…AND TALKING AD RAPPING IN MANORS YOU NEVER EXPERIENCE THIS ISNT EVEN A CASE OF STUDIO GANGSTA ,… WE KNOW HAVE A CASE OF OVER-NIGHT FOREIGN GANGSTA INVADED OUR ART FORM WELL SHE DO RAP LIKE E-V-E THA MUTT INA SKIRT STOLE THAT HO WHOLE STYLE LISTEN TO IT CLOSELY …NOW THE INDUSTRY GOT NIGGAZ SO HEMMPED UP ON JOINING THEY PLANS & SACRIFICES ON DESTROYING AND DUMMING DOWN OUR FOLKS THAT IT PACKED UP WENT SOUTH AND THATZ WHY ITS WHERE ITS AT ,…WE RATHER GO UNDERGROUND AND KEEP IT GULLY SO, NO SELL-OUT RATHER GET THA HELL OUT !

          • RAH DIGGA = PARTY AND BULLSHIT,.. IS WAAY FUKKING BETTER AND HOW OLDS IS THAT SONG ! ,..ITz BECUZ SHE WHITE AND THEY HI-JACKING US LIKE THEY DID EVERY GENRE OF MUSIC IT WAS A SLOW PROCESS BUT IT STARTED WITH RUN-DMC WALK THIS WAAY ,..HE TOLD ME TO WALK THIS WAY THEY WERE CHANGNG THE AFRICAN DRUM AND REPLACING IT WITH ELECTRONIC DRUMS AND GUITAR BASS …IT WENT ALL DOWN HILL ..BUT IT GOES FURTHER AHEAD THAN THAT IM OUT IM TALKING TOO MUCH ! ..HE = LUCIFER SON OF THA MORNING! EVERYTHING ACCORDING TO DEUT 28 THAT WAS SAID WAS GONNA HAPPEN THE MOST HIGH HAS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN TO US.. READ IT AND ASK YOUR SELF WHO DO THESE PPL REMIND YOU OF ! THIS IS PROPHECY !

              • R GO FUK OFF HOMO!
                FUK BLK PRIDE YOU DUMBFUK …THAT SHITz A JOKE LIKE YOUR PUZZY SOUND ATTACK ON ME BYTCH WHO THE FUK YOU KNOW TALKING DAT IM TALKING RESTORING ISRAEL FUK THAT BLK SHIT TO MANY JEALOUS BLK DEVILS IN OUR RACE ,..RIGHT FAGGOT?…THE GUN MAY FROM AUSTRIA DIKHEAD BUT ITS DEADLY BLK AND POWERFUL,..JUST LIKE THE DIK I GIVE YOUR WOMAN!

              • Shut up minstrel!!!! Black pride from an idiot named after an Austrian gun manufacturer? Please.

                LMBAO!!!

      • As a matter of fact, she’ll be home next week…And all the posts on here about her making the same kind of music many other mainstream rappers make now will soon follow.

        • lol Remy does get busy on the Mic, though, can’t take that away from her regardless of her subject matter.

    3. HIP-HOP is for everybody, but it needs to be more people of color who have the talent, getting signed to record labels, I have a very serious problem with lazy A&Rs who is just at these major record labels collecting a paycheck but won’t look for new talent

    4. Seems every black person with some fame who doesn’t look and act like they just left the corner is labeled a sellout. Can someone please supply a list of a black entertainer that’s not? I’m really getting the crabs in the bucket vibe.

        • Thank you but isnt it sad to have to go that far back to pick Stevie Wonder with thousands of more “prevalent” African-American artists out there? We’re our own worst enemy. We’re the most creative race out there but the first to criticize when someone thinks outside the box.

      • There is no crabs in a barrel syndrome here. Everyone is sick of these sellouts. All these people male and female get a new script and start saying everything opposite of what they said when they were poor. These are sellouts. There are plenty of black men and women don’t compromise Denzel and Angela are 2 in the movie industry.

        In this music industry, I would have to think about that because they are rampant.

        • Cmon man who’s going to think the same way when the gain more access to different experiences? What’s wrong with evolving and who the hell acts poor when the achieve a level of success? Even your favorite rapper doesn’t stay in the hood anymore.

            • Ha! I remember that episode with their house in Staten Island. You had to touch the wires together to ring the door bell. Redman’s cousin was asleep on the living room floor. There were Christmas presents in the kitchen that had not been delivered to any family or friends a good three months after New Year’s. It was a hot mess.

        • Angela and denzel….from what I was informed, did sellout. Especially in that biopic she is partaking in

      • Ok, here are a few…

        Sharon Jones and the Dap kings
        Charles Bradley
        Sevendust

        I can name thousands… The problem is that black people don’t support real black artists. They buy all that nigga sh!t.

        Seriously, Charles bradley is one of the best black artists out right now. But, I am the only black guy at his concerts.

    5. My daughter loves Korean hip hop. I swear they sound black when they rap. So yeah it’s contagious but I’m not ready for Iggy being the poster child for female hip/hop/rap artists.

    6. OF COURSE DAT FEMININE SHAPE AFRO&BEARD LOOKING HOMO IS DOWN WITH THE AGENDA ,..THEY SENDING THEY MOST FAMILIAR HOUSE NIGGAZ TO FIGHT FOR HER CRED AND THESE STUPID NIGGAS AGREE ! OF COURSE THEY AGREE, THEY HAVE NO GOT DAMN CHOICE… ID RATHER THEY COME WITH FIDDLE AND TAP DANCE SHOES ! BUNCHA SAMBOS!

      • LOL….. YOU NEED TO GET OUT AND TRAVEL (BEYOND THE GHETTO!!!).
        YOUR SILLY OPINION MAY CHANGE.

        HIP HOP NO LOGER NEEDS A ‘BLACK’ PASS.

        • YOU RIGHT ITZ THE NEW”BLK” PASS FOR UP AND COMING FAGz TO COME TWIRLING OUT FROM NOW,.. YOU MEAN GET OUT AND JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF THE TRAVELING HOMOZ AND LEZBOz!,..NAW IMMA STAY MY BLK AZZ RIGHT HERE IN GODS COUNTRY !

          • TRAVELING WILL BROADEN YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON MANY THINGS MY FRIEND. YOU MAY EVEN START TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE PEOPLE LIKE QUESTLOVE HAVE DEVELOPED THESE OPINIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

            AND IT’S NOTHING TO DO WITH FAGZ, HOMOZ OR LEZBOz! LOL

            • TRUST ME I TRAVEL …IMMA INTERNATIONAL NEGRO! YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME SITTING ON THE SAME STOOP 20 YRS FROM NOW DOING THA SAME SHIT DAY TO DAY ,..SHIT I SUPPOSE TO BE IN BARBADOS RIGHT NOW ITS JUVEE FOR ME …BUT THIS WAS GONNA BE MY GET MONEY YR SO FUK THA SUN & FUN AND RELAXATION SHIT NOW AS FAR AS QUESTLOVEHISMASSA# HEZ DOING WHAT HE BEING PAID TO DO ..YOU NEVER HEAR THESE MUH FUKKAS WHEN TRAYVON AND THA SISTA SHOT IN THE FACE HER CASE IS GOING ON DONT EVEN KNOW THAT DO YA? WHERE IZ THEY MOUTH PIECE HOW COME WHEN ITS TIME TO TALK CONCERNING ANYTHING BLK THATZ GONNA TURN YOUR PROGRAMMED AZZ FROM THEY WHITE ARTIST THE HAVE THAT WHOOPI SYMDROME SAVE WHITEY AZZ & MAKE APOLOGIES FOR MASSA AND THA MISTRESS GTFOH ! ,..BUT YOU KNOW QUESTLOVE ? IF I SOUL MY SOUL LIKE QUESTLOVE THEN YES WE SHARE THE SAME OPINIONS CUZ WE’D BE SERVING THA SAME GOD ..LUCIFER, SO FUK HIS OPINIONS! !

            • These ‘anon’ posters make me laugh…… Crying that the ‘black art’ has been undermined….. ‘the white man has stolen my art form’

              Calling each other ‘niggers’ and our women ‘bitches’ and ‘ho’s’ is art?

              LOL

              No you sit down and read some real books Mr /Miss Art Form.

            • 10:43:

              Your comment is hilarious. It stung a little bit because I am a Travel & Leisure subscriber. I appreciate your reply because there was no need for anyone to be told to travel beyond the ghetto. That was rude and disrespectful. Glok is a cool poster, so that level of ignorant response was totally unwarranted. Props to you.

            • It that B for Bitch Stiviano???? Stop hanging off GLOK9’s nutz, he’s well travelled studying all those Homos and Lebos constantly he talks about to defend himself. LOL

              BTW anyone who reads Travel and Leisure should be anywhere but here after all it’s a ‘white mans world’ isn’t it?.

              How many more times is GLOK9 going to blame Lezbos, Gays, Fagz, ‘Twirling’ (WFT!!) for ALL Black man woes.

              Since your both scratching each others nutz, maybe you both need to go on holiday to Barbados and do a lil more research on how rude I was TOGETHER!!!! LOL….

            • Rog:

              The -B in B. Stiviano stands for “bitches like you get taken out like it’s trash day and the sanitation truck is two blocks away.”

              The only nuts being scratched are the ones on your chin. Now tell your father I said he narrowly missed your throat and next time, he needs to work on his aim. Tell your mother I said she is handsome, and tell your sister I said I’ll send her a new dog bowl to eat her lunch out of. Hope I clarified any questions you have about me or my post.

            • LOL….. Try again Bitch Stiviano. At least you now prove without a pair of nut sacks to hang off you make no sense.

            • I make sense to people whose brains function properly. I make sense to people who speak clear and concise English. The bitch is the one you send Mother’s Day cards to. Now go finish getting your prostate massaged by your daddy. You know he gets anxious when you show up to his bedside late. Toodles!

            • You’re the one who is: a) preoccupied with homosexuality; b) attempting to prove a point by repeatedly referring to me as a bitch; and c) a faux intellectual. If you had a modicum of self-esteem, you wouldn’t feel the need to trivialize anyone’s opinions by referring to them or their environment as “ghetto.” That was a misdirected racist stereotype, considering the fact that “ghetto” is an Italian word in origin and it existed to describe the living conditions of Joos (sic) during the Holocaust.

              Feel free to let this response sink in. You came to a battle of wits unarmed. You can feel free to concede or pick another way to perish. Last I checked, there are 6,000,000 ways to die, Rog. Pick your poison.

            • 6,0000,000 ways to die?

              Hahahaha

              Butch are you forgetting where you are?

              GTFOH

              I swear some people take themselves too seriously. Didn;t your parents tell not to talk with your mouth full. Please remove GLOK9’s penis from your mouth.

              This is pure comedy.

            • What’s comedy is you have yet to catch any of the references I’ve so casually slid your way, but you are so “intelligent” and “well traveled.”

              The “6,000,000 ways to die” reference came from a hip hop song. Oops. The moral of the story is, you’ve had egg on your face since your first disrespectful post. You have several dozen eggs on your face at this point. You may as well spray Pam in a skillet and offer everyone omelets.

              Folks like you are far too easy to burn. You are so dumb, you always carry lighter fluid and matches. All someone has to do is strike and you’re torched.

            • Your a funny, no hilarious adversary.

              Did I say I was “well travelled……”? But hey I must be because everything you say is true. Right?

              You spend time here posting all over this site, yet you catch feelings on someone else’s sarcastic post.

              Then you decide after trying to clown the person has backfired, you’ll try and break down where they went ‘wrong’.

              Mr ‘6,000,000 ways to die’

              You’ll find the only person you clowned is yourself.

              Only on the net….lol

            • 1. You’re, not your.

              2. Well traveled was in quotes. You can’t tell when a person is being facetious?

              3. If I spent every hour of every day online, that’s my prerogative. I didn’t direct anything to you about your actions, so like a hit dog, you hollered and got defensive.

              Anyone with common sense knows you made a low blow that was totally unwarranted. You then decided to get antagonistic towards me and you got your ass handed to you.

              You’re reading my replies then replying to me by rephrasing my replies to you. You really should get a CT Scan done of your brain, because there’s a lack of oxygen getting there or a lack of blood flow. We’ll just say something is amiss.

              I’m going to leave you to argue with yourself. You cannot be terribly successful in life constantly deflecting your shortcoming onto others. Regardless, I wish you all the best, simply because you need it.

            • Dude it’s all over.

              You come across more and more desperate with each new post. Now I need a brain scan??? lol

              I apologise for the name calling, it’s not really my style, Just wanted to see what you were made of…. It seems not much…. but we all gotta start somewhere.

              Your not a bad dude. Perhaps a little misguided in the power of the internet….. but nevertheless you want to be respected and admired for your opinions here so your reaction is understandable.

              For me….. this is not gonna change my life.

              PEACE…

            • ROG THIS WILL BE THA LAST TIME I SAY ANYTHING TO YOU ABOUT HOMO AND LEZBO ..CUZ THAT JUST GETz YOUR PANTIES INA BUNCH..HOMO YOU A REAL BYTCH RIGHT NOW NOW FOR ARGUING AND GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH A WOMAN ..YOU A TYLER PERRY TYPE NIGGA!…YOU MENTION MY NAME MORE THAN ANY CHICK ON HERE DID,.. SOO WHO REALLY ON MY DIK FAGGOT? …IM NOT THE ONE SON …LIKE I SAID YOU COME ACROSS AS A BYTCH NIGGA,.. @B STIVIANO SORRY SIS I APOLOGIZE FOR HIS HOMO BEHAVIOR ALL MEN DONT GET EMOTIONAL AND AGGRESSIVE LIKE THAT ONLY GAYMEN ..SAD YOU HAD TO WITNESS MALE BYTCHAZZNESS COMING FROM THAT HOMO THUG,,NEXT TIME OFFER HER/HIM A TAMPON /OR SOME MIDOL … WOW THESE NIGGAz ON HERE BE PMS-ING LIKE A BYTCH!

            • Glok:

              It’s all good. I know Rog is hysterically premenstrual. The drug store ran out of tampons and he/she/it got frazzled and tried to take it out on us. That doesn’t bother me in the least.

              I always laugh when a donkey refers to me as “dude” or “he.” That just proves their “girlfriend” is a kathoey with a manmade vagina that has a “made in Thailand” stamp on it. They don’t care enough to have their “girl” get an ultrasound so they know Kim used to be a him.

              Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Always remember to hug a hater and help a ho. With that, give that troll a church hug and a hand.

            • IM TRYING TO SAVE YOU HO ,..I KNOW YOU CHICK AND B STIVIANO MUST SHITTED ON YOU BEFORE AND YOU BACK WITH BOW WOW VENGENCE AND SHE FURTHER STICKING HER FOOT DEEPER AND DEEPER UP YOUR MONKEY AZZ …LET ME HELP YOU OUT NOW ,…HO!!

      • Took and B., Yall should not have wasted the time on that stupid thing. Clearly it was a troll….ever notice how they all.say sometime super offensive then add lol, like that shit is funny? They do it every time. Hahahaha/ lol/…./ is like secret troll lingo. They do it to hide their stupidity behind humor. Ignore their dumb asses!

        • Oh, I know it is a troll. What rifled my feathers is the racist comment re: the ghetto, like anyone should be ashamed or embarrassed to be from the ghetto. The ghetto has been motivation for many people of all races to aspire to greater heights so they can move forward in life but also reach back to help others who may feel disenfranchised.

          It irks me when people with not a pot to piss in nor a window to throw it out of want to act elitist at the expense of someone who is merely making a positive contribution to the forum.

          The trolls ALWAYS serve to attack people who are disseminating accurate information to the forum. Jacky warned me sometime ago to be mindful of the attacks people may attempt to wage against me. Sucks for them, but I fight back.

          • Oh please!…. To you EVERYTHING is racist, that’s why you sit on here all day, complaining and bitching about others with different opinions. Your resident activist GLOK9 blames Gays and Lesbos on all the ills of the black community. It’s this sentiment that continues to enslave us. The fact you can’t even justify or prove this, only further undermines your judgement.

            Black people need to earn a living, the last thing they need is people like yourself telling them don’t bother, they are not going to make it unless we give up ass or serve the devil.

            • LISTEN YOU FUKTARD I BLAME YOUR FAGGOT PREZ FROM THE COSIGNING OF YOUR GROUP THE LGBT, HOW CANI A MERE HUMAN STOP THA FAGGOT SHIT WHEN YOUR KIND GOES BACK TO THE BEGINING OF TIME …SODOM AND GOMORRAH …YOU HAD YOUR OWN CITY AND DID AS THOU WILT WAY BACK AND NOW LIKE THE PRODIGAL GAY SON YOU’VE RETURN ONLY TO HAVE YOUR BTCH AZZ HANDED TO YOU BY B.STIVIANO… GO WIPE THAT MOISTURE OOZING DOWN YOUR LEG CUZ YOU SOUND JUST LIKE HOW YOU FEEL , LIKE A MOIST BYTCH ,. I KNOW YOU A FEMALE TOO !!

            • SORRY ABOUT THE ALL CAP FOLKS….

              THIS NON-SPELLING RETARD AND THE USELESS PIECE OF SKIN ROUND A VAGINA DOUBLING A HIS SIDEKICK DON’T UNDERSTAND ANY OTHER LANGUAGE.

              IF YOU LOVE BLACK PEOPLE SO MUCH. WHY DON’T YOU SET UP A BUSINESS AND EMPLOY SOME.

              BE OF USE TO SOCIETY INSTEAD OF BEING AN ALL CAPS PEST WITH NOTHING MORE TO SAY THAN ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE DEVILS….. SO FUKIN WHAT?? WHATS NEW ABOUT THAT FOOL. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN IN A F**KING MENTAL COMA.

              REALLY WHY BOTHER…..??? DAMN!!! LIKE SOMEONE SAID PREVIOUSLY WHO GIVES A FUK ABOUT A WANNA BE ‘BLACK ACTIVIST’ WHO NAMED HIMSELF AFTER AN AUSTRIAN GUN.

              GET A LIFE AND SUPPORT YOUR KINDRED IN THE REAL WORLD AND NOT ON A GOSSIP BOARD.

              PEACE!!!!!!

      • LMAO @ “feminine shaped.” Questlove is built like Girly Hips Marcus from Girlfriends. Someone needs to take him shopping for a body shaper and a doctor who does gastric bypass.

    7. Personally i feel like hip hop is for the black culture its a story of OUR STRUGGLE. White people have taken EVERYTHING BLACK N PUT WHITE FACE ON IT. Its more than raps they’re over in Egypt repainting the faces from dark to light. Its bad enough we already dont know our true history now they’re altogether tryna erase it. Yea it seems like its just about hip hop expanding but its deteriorating like our history. At first it was noise then when they saw how powerful words can be they started killing all the strong intelligent rappers who wouldnt get down with the program n bought out the rest. Make it bout money n strippers not stories of black history coming up n struggle but gimmicks n beats.

      • Regarding the music, honestly, not a lot of folks want to listen to songs based on history.

        They are looking for an outlet to forget their troubles/problems and briefly escape from stressed life, so ‘booty butt cheeks music’, offers them that. That is why the powers that be, are so bent on producing these types of tunes out by the dozen.

        Not say it’s okay or proper, just calling it what it is.

        • You said exactly what I was thinking. Not saying it’s right, but do you honestly expect record labels to put on historically correct artists to inform, instruct and feed out minds when most people listening to hip hop/rap just want an infectious hook and badazz beats?
          That’s what the You Tube and other internet sites are good for–allowing good artists to be heard by those who WANT to hear them. But, if I owned a label, I would want to SELL product just like these people now. I’d be loving Iggy too if I was T.I.
          She is like his Lady Gaga and he is like her Vince Herbert. He’s about the business not being politically correct.

          • Thank you its about making as much money as possible and meaningful music is to intelligent for most people, they want to target the teens because they are the ones buying it, so they have to dumb it down and make it more commercial so it will appeal to everyone, black people features are to unique for every body to be able to relate to and people are attracted to what they can relate to the most, btw that is a good thing to be unique..not saying its negative, but its about marketing which can come across as racist

            • That’s the problem. We comprise our beliefs cuz the dollar got us cornered. Cops say the same thing. I’m only doing my job. God before money. Fuck a job in the entertainment industry.

    8. Hmmm, but doesn’t anybody have an issue with her rapping in an accent, which isn’t native to where she’s from??

      I know for the most part in UK and Ireland-where I’m located at-it is a no no,to rap in an American accent .So, I’m sort what confused over her popularity , over there in the States. Perhaps the rules are more laxed over there?

      I’m not sure if any you guys listen to Gospel Hip Hop, however, there is an huge increase in White rappers, who seem to have been given a little more air time, then their black counterparts.

      • Funny Australian rappers don’t like it either. Then this thing blows up n the states. She wouldn’t of blown up in Australia. The local scene would of told her to stop fronting like she from the ghetto. True story.

      • You are not from there…tell the truth…..why does it matter….when Britts sing, you do not always hear the accent…should Nicki always rap with her cultural accent….who gives a fck.

      • “I’m not sure if any you guys listen to Gospel Hip Hop, however, there is an huge increase in White rappers, who seem to have been given a little more air time, then their black counterparts.”

        …It’s all part of the plan @Knuckle Up. Scarface said it best: ‘Hip-Hop will be white in 25 years (I’d say sooner, but whatever):’

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND4fFvoThg4

        • lol No problem, and thanks for your insight, especially if you’re who I think you are (*wink* lol), though if you aren’t, disregard this, of course).

          As for the Kendrick/Imagine Dragons song, I’ve been aware of it since the Grammy’s, but I haven’t heard it. Kendrick is a talented;lyrical & introspective rapper who hasn’t done any sellout sh!t (Besides arguably signing to Interscope)…yet, and along with your endorsing of Imagine Dragons, the song is something I’m not dreading listening to. And I agree that it’s the opposite of what some people are saying about T.I. and his Aussie project, though I just see it as he, her label, & the media shoving her down peoples’ throats on some Kevin Hart shit.

          As for the ‘agenda’ I mentioned above, I agree with Scarface to the extent that the Industry is doing what it’s always done–Pander to who supports it financially. Being that many whites still buy music, it’s only logical that the Industry sell them artists/songs that appeal to them as much as possible, hence the Australian Gecko who sounds like she ‘Beez in the Trap (Groan).’ And while race is obviously a factor, simple supply & demand is an even bigger one.

    9. So just because this coming from Questlove we are going to accept him jumping on the “sell out” band wagon handing away black culture.

      This is my thing, if hip hop was started by any other group of people, would blacks be allowed to 1.) swoop-in and indulge in it? 2.) would blacks be allowed to “black-wash” it and make more money off of it than the people who created it? 3. Would blacks be allowed to dictate what’s “hip” and extort it?

      The ANSWER IS OBVIOUSLY NOOO!

      So why is it that black people cant see this for what it is, Its Hijacking. Cultural Hijacking.

      The same thing happened when blacks owned Radio Stations and had access to media. Now you have blacks wondering why the white media is allowed to manipulate and delegate whats “black”. When once again blacks have been duped into selling out their culture.
      Because most black Are sellouts. Blacks Have a terrible issue with self esteem and self value. Black put their worth in the hands of people who will extort them just to be accepted by this exact same group of people.

      Its already bad enough that most of the black artists in the game are making peanuts off their OWN art and culture. In many cases they don’t even dictate the prices. Yet blacks want to allow white people to put artist in the game that will ultimately make more money than and actually push out black talent. 20 years down the road when there are very few blacks (if any) in hip hop the same group of blacks will want to know why their culture was stolen from them. When the fact is blacks just have a terrible case of stockholm syndrome.

      • I agree 100% with you. I say this to my kids all the time. It’s not just about the music, its our whole culture that they are taking and a lot of us can’t see the big picture and the long term effects.

      • Thank you!!! This nigger (not nigga) is a sellout and he has been for years. He hates himself and he happily throws capes on in the defense of white people. I loathe him.

        • Have every seat in the Staples Center, bitch –all 17,000 or so seats in the venue. I loathe people who are self loathing. People treat you how you treat yourself. That nigga isn’t concerned about preserving the art forum that enabled us to know who he is because he wants to f*ck the ho he is defending. That nigga is a sellout. He is a lover and enabler of white women who act Black. He had a relationship with Joss Stone, who clearly never received the, “Girl, you’re white” memo. Now find someplace else to troll before I call Animal Control on your rabid ass.

      • Is the real problem with Quest’s statement or that people classified as Black in America are apathetic when it comes to self-preservation and ownership?

        Would most blacks base their livelihood or invest their economic future solely in the black community with in it’s current state (most base it “on” the dysfunction of the black community such as prison stock, commercial items, and the healthcare industry(the most sickly people in America)? I’m sure most wouldn’t adjust their 401K portfolio, savings bonds or employers in disagreement.

        Not playing devil’s advocate or in agreement with his entire interview. Melaninated people create the art form and like anything good it will evolve.

        As far as the business goes, these old vets who are dependent upon labels and the system for employment should encourage the youth to negotiate itune deals, put out singles instead of albums, tour and most importunately own their own masters so they will make residual money. There was NO reason for Chief Keef (or non ratchet artist)to sign to Interscope had a following and Kanye’s interest from Youtube alone.

        When it comes to execs looking for anything fresh and new, exploitation is inevitable welcome to capitalism and America. Better learn how to play and educate your kids because people classified as white, asian and now the rise of the brown latino classified as white are be like #westillcoming

        • Questlove comes into play because he’s a significant name in hip hop so his opinion does have weight and being that he was one of the pro black cats who’s now switching sides that is a problem…

          However, you are on the money with hinting to the GREATER problem in terms of the black comm. — It has no clue how to self-preserve nor does it see value in owning anything.

          What bothers me is that the black comm. is impoverished, yet 1 trillion passes through it annually. Blacks complain religiously about the conditions of their comm. but continues to indulge habits that worsen the community.

          Hiphop is actually something that can bring in a lot of revenue back to the comm. however most don’t see this and by the time they realize “HEY we could’ve made money off this for us” its too late

          In terms of non blacks indulging in hip hop nobody would care under normal circumstance meaning blacks controlled the corporate aspect of hip hop. However, seeing as they don’t, then this should be a big concern.

          BLacks need to concern themselves with improving their comm. by their own hands/talented using the culture they create to bring money into because until we are economically sufficient as a whole, theres no real need in complaining about racism.

          I appreciate you playing devils advocate bringing out the deeper issue at play here.

          God bless

    10. He’s a SELL OUT and NBA handled him his balls in a glass a couple of years back yall dont’ remember??

      • Meant to say NBC when he was calling an old white woman a bitch and homie don’t play that he’s a coon and a butler and a sell out and the slave master’s granddaughters bed wench he dates white whore porn stars SELL OUT

    11. I agree with theelephant. It is cultural hijacking. It’s been done many times in the past. Everyone remembers/loves The Beatles, Led Zeppelin but have totally forgot Chuck Berry, Little Richard and countless Blues musicians/singers they (now that they’re rich beyond their wildest dreams) admit they ripped off. What Led Zeppelin did all through their career is downright criminal. Lenon always stated Rock N Roll was black people’s music first and they just mimic’d it and put their face on it. Do your research and you will know this to be true.

      • It’s not cultural hijacking its individual susceptibility. In each case you mentioned there was an individual who signed a contract. That individual got their start and then had no problem signing over their rights once the right amount was shown. Dave Chapelle is the only non-sellout….anywhere. He refused 50 .mil because he wanted to retain his creative rights. Many artists came from a background of gettin money so when they get in the industry that’s all they see. Many artists now profess it regularly in their songs. So is this now what we accept as “culture”….gettin money? If so then noone should have a problem with Iggy gettin money when we’ve allowed our “culture” to be influenced by sellouts anyway….

        • Well stated. I won’t ever support Iggy or anyone like her, but you raised some very valid points. Some Black folks need to learn that all money isn’t good money.

    12. blk ppl please stop f*ck n with these sorry azz honkey they can’t come up with nothing on their own dat all cracker will do is steal styles fro blks

    13. “Black put their worth in the hands of people who will extort them just to be accepted by this exact same group of people.”

      pretty much…but everybody already knows that; what else is new

    14. for him to say Fancy is above anything he has ever heard, is crazy. something is wrong with him. but yes, hip hop is for everybody. that is fine, but I feel Iggy is being pushed down our throats.

      I used to love Beastie Boys back in the day, so I get it, it doesn’t matter your color, but I don’t like Iggy, I can’t understand what she is saying. Iggy will never make me forget about MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Sweet Tee, RIP Ms. Melodie, Monie Love, Salt & Peppa and that is just some of the ladies in the 80’s, which I heard “Push it” and I was dancing in the car, this stuff now doesn’t make u dance or make u feel anything.

      they r acting like Iggy is just a lyrical queen and she isn’t.

    15. Why even does this have to be a race game, this is why humans will never advance. Stuck on the dumbest debates, music is music and who really cares what color delivers it. To stay mad at another race for “so called” delivering “their” music. It’s called entertainment, artist are acting- black, white, whatever. Do you really think these artists are really who they are? Iggy is getting the most because she is a white rapper. Lets be honest, most of this hate is from black women.

      Learn to grow and not get angry over non important life matters.

    16. No, I’m not American. And rest assured, I can always detect the British accent, when a Uk artist sings, it is just a knack and I’m never wrong.
      Nicky may not be required to rap on her cultural accent -what is that anyway? But, surely, you would think it fruadulent on Iggy’s part to perpetuate this no?

      But perhaps it does not matter, it is just something, I do not agree with.

    17. As I said before, I watched the p***y video. Still shaking my head. Why does she have to have Black people in the hood in her video? Why is she the single white person in a sea of Blackness? Why are the Black people sweating her? Did you see anything positive in the video? “Drugs not hugs”, really? I personally see it as subliminal message to our youth but I digress….sips tea.

      To me rap is about the struggle. Why doesn’t she talk about her own struggles with her own people in her own country? Why? Because the powers that be know that this white chic is what most brothers want. How many of them do we see in our own communities sitting on the stoop with our men and our styles?

      We as a people are so accepting of other cultures. We welcome them into our lives to our own detriment. Now you know that you have had a Becky or Suzy who ran her fass ass away from home and stayed with anybody she could to survive. And when she finally took her stupid ass home, they stuck her in rehab, sent her back to school and basically cleaned up her life. Now she’s the head manger at WalMart popping that invisible whip at your Black ass.

      That is what these people do, they can’t help it, it’s in their nature. She’s gone ride the wheels off this Black gravy train and when it dries up, she will go back to her old ways and her own people. Stacking her cash and laughing calling it a faze that she went through when she was younger. You know, fazes, like dating Black men, being b-curious, doing drugs and in her case, all the above including trying to rap.

      And they will gladly accept her lily white ass back into the fold as long as she throws Black people under the bus.

    18. *And I am not an angry Black woman, just tired of the bullshit. Tired of broke ass men that White woman have tossed aside after they used their asses up, trying to make shiit right talking bout some damn “Stay”……

    19. Contagious… Ok…. as ALL of our (black peoles) creations have been BUUUT to co-sign this horrid bullshit she calls rap is an atrocity on his part…..Black Thought come get your man!

    20. This Aussie White Trash Can’t Rap She Copies Black Women….Because Her Manager T.I Tells Her Probably Tells Her She’s Better Than
      A Black Women… You Black Men Are Dumb With A Capital D!!!!

      White Women Can Never Compare Themselves To A Black Women You Black Men Hype These White Trashes Up

    21. Dear Quesstlove –

      Why!!! Why do you have to speak out and support the white man’s agenda!! Why can’t you just do your music and be quiet – why do you have to be the mouthpeace for the white woman let her own people speak highly of her better yet why don’t you speak highly about the Black group of young men who formed their heavy metal band and got a recording contract. Why don’t you step in and mentor them and praise them and lift them up, since they are musicians like yourself. I’m sure they would apprecitate your support verbal or otherwise much more than that white woman with no talent who could careless about your thoughts.

      • No, I am sorry don’t praise black kids doing metal because metal is not a part of our culture just like rap isn’t apart of this white trash.

        All of this is what is wrong with this race. People don’t want to embrace black they want to sellout and do white and that is in every part of their lives.

        I am disgusted.

        • i love Lenny Kravitz, and rock was created by black people, the problem in the industry is people with no talent, if they would look for people with actual skills in music it wouldnt matter the race imo

        • It’s tv. It’s brain washing people all over the world. What program do you watch on the tv. Teenagers watch MTV. All acting like they see on MTV, plus all the other programs. Programming. Turn off the tellalievision. True story.

        • “You wonder why I play this music, cuz it’s my culture, so naturally I use it” Living Color “Pride”.
          Check it out on YouTube you minstrel. Original Heavy Metal (not the more recent Harmonic Minor stuff) was just basically Howling Wolf played through a Marshall stack.

          • a majority of people can’t name the people who govern them (congressmen, senators, supreme court justices… Expecting them to know this is just a set up for disappointment.

    22. Rock and Roll, Rap and Basketball were used to give White people a reason to have Blacks in America. Black people are what they are because of entertainment. If you look around at current events (Chiraq, Illegal Immigration)it’s obvious that a plan to get rid of Blacks is being executed. The plan to get rid of Blacks in Hip-Hop is one aim of this plan.

      Look at the NBA and Jeremy Lin. Lin was a shock test to see what people would think if Black men were upstaged in the NBA, and it worked well. Look at Young Money; Wayne, Drake, and Nicki were used to see if people would accept Hip-Hop artists acting like Whites and it worked, now you have more White rappers.

      So, if Blacks came up off of entertainment, they are being taken down by the same things that gave them their position in modern society. Judging by the examples that I gave in the previous paragraph, if you remove Blacks from entertainment, you remove them from society…

      Think about it, and prepare…

      I. Pearl

    23. The Roots have gone corporate…Even The Best Among Us Bow Down! I love me some Roots, bump to them everyday without fail…Black Thought & Dice Raw. Questlove and the other beatniks would cry about black folk not accepting their form of hip-hop. Circa 2014, Jimmy Fallon hosting The Tonight Show. Basically, Quest and the boys made Fallon cool. So, payback is required from the other side…Giving Iggy Her Hood Pass. It’s bulls**t, we know it. Negros gotta kiss ass to get on, nothing new. However, there is a limit to all of this. He can be stupid if he wants to. The selling out ish gets brothas nowhere, they don’t see the error of their ways. Still love Questlove aka Soulquarian #1, but, he slippin on a wet floor…Watch Out Brotha!!!

      • It doesn’t matter what Questlove says, and it doesn’t matter what Blacks say or anyone else says.

        Why?

        Within the last 6 or so years, you are now starting to see what the whole “entertainment industry” is about. The common person *never* had any control, it was never about *entertaining the masses* or *making money*…

        You were never entertained by this industry, *NEVER*…
        Your money never meant or influenced *ANYTHING* in this industry…

        Think about it, and prepare…

        I. Pearl

        • I agree with you to a point. We do have a say in how this goes down. The music industry is racist…No Shock! So, none of us should be surprised that the suits would place a less talented white female above a blackwoman. Why do they target blackwomen? Because a certain percenrage of us will defend Iggy for purely self*serving reasons. Negros think these wiggettes really give a hoot about them…No! Using sex to entrap blackmen into slavish behavior is par for the course. Jazz is a lesson for our people, but, we don’t study history. Cutting our throats because some albino chick is showing love…Naw Naw! TI may get some scratch from this, but, he too will be azz out sooner than later. These clowns can’t win, too much is at stake. Another point, black media is white-owned. Bob Johnson selling BET was a big mistake in hindsight…Vibe, Essence, 1/2 of Ebony/Jet, and so forth.

      • NO, the best does not bow down what you have here is a bunch of undercover sellouts and what happened is the right circumstances happened and they popped out.

        I have a sellout relative and the right circumstances came along and pow, the sellout came out in her like lightening and it was like oh really.

        The best keep holding it down.

    24. ^^^^Absolutely, The Roots have gone corporate! When they got the job on The Tonight Show, they went corporate. Now that they’re corporate, they have to obey orders to a tee. That’s why QuestLove defended racist Iggy Azalea.
      I said it before and I’ll say it again, if you’re black and you work in hollywood, you must pledge allegiance to white supremacy!

    25. Quest, like so many is a sellout. He and others like him are in all sorts of positions and status of life is a sellout.

      And when you are a sellout you will lick white ass and your not going to rock the boat because your not a man, your a slave and your master has your balls because he has your bank account.

      • Every black person in America has sold out one way or another, when you cut your dreads off for that job interview ect. In other words.you have to.conform to fit the image of a brand to make more money for them and you, you damn near have to sell out on some level just to survive

    26. Niggas will play drums, study Africa, wear a pick with a fist in their nappy ass afro, rap, be a hip hop DJ, yet open the door to fraudulent white hos who are making a mockery of them and their sistas for the sole purposes of fame and financial gain. When you lack character and integrity, don’t be mad when people lose respect for you and, thus, stop supporting your professional endeavors. We all have a right to our opinions, but when it’s painfully obvious that you’re the white man’s puppet, Black man, don’t ?uestion why other Black folks disassociate themselves from you.

    27. Idk about all the hate I like that song “fancy”….it’s very catchy…only stupid niggas care about iggy being white and taking some shine for a second…this might be the only hit this girl make…..dumb niggas need to worry about how they tryna take your VOTING RIGHTS away and this mediocre education system that’s effecting our youth which will soon have Us back in slavery..but no ya niggas to worried about some white bitch…GET YO LIFE

    28. And rap today is bullshit anyway…promoting violence in the community and disrespecting women and y’all NIGGAS IS MAD….READ A DAMN BOOK Assholes…if you notice white people don’t disrespect their own peolple like DUMB ASS COON NIGGAS DO …but y’all mad tho

      • AG:

        If you think all rap promotes violence, you should stop listening to top 40/commercial rap and get into underground artists. There are some highly skilled rappers and producers who are the antithesis of what you’re referring to. Slum Village, J. Dilla, Madlib and MF Doom are just a few people who have blessed the game with their talents.

        • But they are not blasted on the radio 24/7 like the other rap is,.as great as it might be its underground and not reaching a wider audience

          • Most of the best things in life are things you will need to do work in order to uncover. They’re not the things you see everyone with or that everyone knows about. The beautiful part about music, especially, is all you need to do is ask people for recommendations about dope backpack rappers and I’m sure they’ll give you a starting point. That goes for anything you want to know in life, though.

            Folks who want to know are afraid to ask and people who have the knowledge are often too arrogant to share. Those hiccups are really what keeps good art suppressed.

    29. How can you hate on Iggy when Nicki Minaj raps in a english accent sometimes. Nicki wears clown wigs and shows her ass to the world. She is disgracing black women and is a total sellout!!!!!!!!!!!!

    30. New York went crazy when Hammer made can’t touch this and starting wearing hammer pants. They called him a sellout. What the f*ck about Nicki Minaj??? Does she get a pass for wearing clown wigs??? Looking like a damn fool and singing pop songs????

    31. And you idiots sit here and demonize secret societies insead of learning from them, maybe if blacks would form a secret society money , knowlege, secrets, culture would stay within your communities and you would be more careful about who you let in…

    32. This article made me go check out the video for “fancy” (because I would NEVER normally check anything out Iggy did) and I got to say, the video was stupid and her rap is weak. I didn’t like it so much. She tries too hard and it shows. Her music’s like bubble gum rap. But I mean everybody has their opinion…but make sure it is YOUR opinion. I find that when someone famous like Quest co-signs for someone else, people get automatically programmed into liking what they’re told to like. So since she’s the new thing out, she’s hot. But if you listen to her joints, they not all of that.

    33. I hear you Raheim! Some commentor mentioned Rah Digga, Mc Lyte etc; those.emcess are untouchable lyrically and performance wise and can hold a stop on their own.
      However, they are not appealing to the major consumers in HipHop.
      Lil Kim was a no no, as she was, while being part of Biggie’s entourage, not marketable as Nicky Minaj , who , arguably was a new artist that they could mold to appeal to the main purchasing group of hip hop.
      Sadly for Nicky Minaj, she is no longer needed, as the cross over artist, as the PTB, have decided to reverse the formula and introduce a new artist, who acts n raps black , and is easy n less threatening to the said target market.
      Lets be honest, there’s only such much budget to maintain and reinvent an artist, when you can create a new one.

    34. Ok, here are a few…

      Sharon Jones and the Dap kings
      Charles Bradley

      I can name thousands… The problem is that black people don’t support real black artists. They buy all that nigga sh!t.

      Seriously, Charles bradley is one of the best black artists out right now. But, I am the only black guy at his concerts.

      Support real black artists!

      • If you’re into the Dap Kings (who did some of their best work with Amy Winehouse, IMO), then you should love Carleen Anderson, both as a solo artist and as a collaborator with The Young Disciples. Maysa is the shit, too. She never blew up in the states, but she has a very lucrative career in the UK. I also love the various incarnations of Incognito.

    35. “That is what these people do, they can’t help it, it’s in their nature. She’s gone ride the wheels off this Black gravy train and when it dries up, she will go back to her old ways and her own people. Stacking her cash and laughing calling it a faze that she went through when she was younger. You know, fazes, like dating Black men…”

      …that post basically sums it all up…

    36. “she is no longer needed, as the cross over artist, as the PTB, have decided to reverse the formula and introduce a new artist, who acts n raps black , and is easy n less threatening to the said target market.”

      basically.

      if they can make Jesus White, than NO BLACK PERSON is safe from getting ‘swapped’

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