Saul Williams Bangs On Iggy Azalea

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    Saul Williams vs Iggy Azalea

    Saul Williams, the man who’s responsible for Tupac’s-inspired Broadway musical “Holler If You Hear Me” is lashing out at Iggy Azalea.

    Here’s what Saul Williams had to say in a recent interview:

    “I think it’s something deeper. There is no disconnect between this and Iggy Azalea, an Australian girl rapping with a southern accent, being Number One on the charts.

    It’s all related to where we are right now as a culture and within the culture of the arts.”

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    1. I have been saying this!!! How is she #1?? We have a serious problem in the black community people! WAKE UP!!!

      • But the black community did not make her NUMBER one the white community did….last I checked all we do is look at the videos but they BUY the records ..SO even though powder is using hip hop to get into this music industry the only people who are spending money to levitate her are other POWDER people

        • Yeah, right. White people don’t like this bullshit. White people like the Black Keys, Skrillex, and Slayer.

          • Everday carfulls of teenage blonds drive down my street blaring Fancy and singing along at the top of their lungs. So, you ate WRONG.

            • I agree. The real issue is the corporate/media/gov’t brainwashing of the youth.

              I can’t be the only one who notices that, once you’re out of the house and in college/in the military/in the workforce/whatever, that’s when people stop listening to mainstream bull and get into real music.

              • Ha! Hip hop WAS the real music to turn to in college. Tupac, Wu Tang, The Lost Boys,.. good times

                Now, this is the state of hip hop …

      • IGGY A.K.A the GREAT WHITE GHOST IS NUMBER ONE BECAUSE MAINSTREAM URBAN AND WHITE RADIO STATIONS WILL GIVE HER THE AIR TIME THAT’S NEEDED FOR EXPOSURE. SHE WILL NEVER OFFICIALLY BE RESPECTED IN THE GAME CAUSE SHE CANNOT SPIT! SERIOUSLY NO HATIN THIS CHICK CAN”T SPIT AT ALL

      • Read Billboard’s report. Clear channel is why she’s number one. The white girl is smart if anything.

    2. For me, it goes waaaay deeper than culture. More so, the biz as a whole is driven on greed, corruption & $$$$$$$.

      • If only BET represented all of Black Entertainment this would never happen. There’s black rock bands and black punk bands, country artists and so on, also lots of black people around the world and their music and culture. But Black Entertainment Television just shows a lot of middle class people into hip hop and rap, so what did you think would happen, more white people watch BET then even black people so there you go… lay in the bed that was made for you. do you guys think any other culture or race of people will let the destruction that hip hop/rap has had on the black community happen in their cultures and communities, I think not. that fancy video is a straight out rip off of Clueless which is an American movie

        • Hip hop/rap has had many high points I am sure we will agree, but when you look at rap objectively on a ledger, you see it has far more in the liabilities column than in the assets. For every Public Enemy, Arrested Development, KRS One , you will have 1000 Gucci Mane, and waka flockas’. You don’t cultivate Cancer, you cut it out. R.I.P Rap,
          Born: DJ Kool Herc 1970, Killed DJ David Guetta 2010.

        • Gluten there is some unbelievable head banging black rock that NO ONE will ever hear because it doesn’t get airplay. I understand that it’s not the taste of most who post here, but it is some very progressive shit and with the death of “rap” we should be diversifying anyway. Today almost all the top rock acts have at least one black dude in their band, and others like Imagine Dragons collab with black artists like Kendrick Lamar. The only time I ever get to see them now that MTV.

          • So true! When Tv On The Radio hit the U.S ppl were shocked that is was a black guy! Wake up ppl we like all kinds of music, even IceT did rock music! BET DO YOUR DAMN JOB!

        • Agreed. Suffocation and God Forbid are black death metal bands that annihilate 99% of recorded music.

        • Flipping through TV I saw 106 and Park.
          Top 3 or 4 videos were white artists. Guests werw Amber Rose, and a white rapper named G-Easy. Wtf!

    3. Grand Hustle owns her publishing of course she will sound Southern. I wish she would stop rapping and do fashion, they will appreciate her more. One thing positive I can say about Iggy and Miley, at least they use brown and not racially ambiguous women as accessories in their music video and tours. Males rappers can take note. Asteism at its finest 🙂

    4. stop talking & commenting on this bish & maybe she’ll go away…she only popular in the first place b/c she getting her bubble busted by TI & they running trains on this bish & then give her a sick beat on her song…its the only reason she poppin right now. “Fancy” just has a sick beat & she blew up for that reason & the fact she willing to do what Illuminati Brotherhood tells her too, the rate she’s going we’re gonna see her give blood sacrifice soon..

      • It’s funny because beats like Fancy only MAKE ME SICK. It sounds plastic and straight off the cutting room floor from ’86.
        I prefer beats like Freddie Gibbs’ Pinata. Now those are some sick beats.

    5. People need to realize that the u.s is around 13% black so even if no black people like her music she can still be very successful. These white girls rather Iggy over Minaj since they can relate more to her since she looks like them.

      • But rappers like Iggy and that other trash who likes saying nigga only exist because some black idiots gave them a pass. I’ve seen it so many times before. It’s like the whole Gwyneth Paltrow Niggas in Paris situation where bros came to her defense. Black men and women allowed these monsters to be created.

        • AND WHEN SOLANGE WOOPED JAY HOW MANY WHITES DEFENDED HIM.

          ICE T’S WIFE CREEPED AND WHO DEFENDED HIM.

          WE GIVE WHITES TOO MUCH CREDIT.

          LET ANY BLACK OFFEND A WHITE PERSON AND LETS SEE WHO COMES TO HIS DEFENSE.

          • Okay. Usually I agree with every word you say Chris. But I have to step in and add that there were a lot of whites on TV saying how mature and classy it was that Jay Z held his temper in check and did not act on his anger at Solo. I think that whole mess if anything made his stock go up with his core group of fans.

        • The name of the song was “Niggas in Paris” she didn’t do shit but say the name of the song, so why are you mad at Gweneth?

        • Just so you know, when white guys smoke joints and it gets wet they call it, Nigger Lipped. I know when Ive smoked with black ppl we dont call it that, you shame the person who got the joint wet! These words will not ever go away, more races will rap. Its sad but true, thank all the ppl who gave others a pass…. Any black ppl have a white pass??

      • That and Nicki is ugly. Not because she’s black but because she has no taste. She picked the wrong face! She’s black Gaga

      • If you believe that lie that after 393 years of us blacks being here in america that we’re only 13% of that population. That’s a lie and total nonsense.Don’t believe the hype.

    6. f*ck dat white bitch she can’t rap these sorry azz blk men luv dat f*ck up arm honkey bitch need 2 take her azz back across da water with dat 1 damn hit ugly bitch

    7. Black people made the mistake by teaching these bastards how to read and write from the get go. This is what happens when you integrate. People start stealing your shit.

    8. Iggy Azeala remind me of Collie Buddz he’s from New Orleans but he raps in patois which is strange what would
      a white guy from American know about reggae music????

      iggy puts on accent when she raps because aussie people do’t rap like american’s. iggy must be a robot or she got a accent
      coach helping her

      • Have you ever heard Matisyahu the ultra orthodox Hassidic Jew who raps with a reggae flair? Where in the hell did that come from? And he’s taken fairly seriously too. I guess because he isn’t doing it for
        the chicks and bling.

      • Have you ever heard Matisyahu the Hassidic Jhew reggae rapper? Where in the world did that come from?

        • nope but back in ’07 there was a chinese guy doing reggae he had dreadlocks the song was good tho

      • Thanks for the heads up CB. I Googled Fancy parody and there are like 7 of them. I guess that’s the true sign of a hit when Weird Al and others are clowning on your song. The only one that’s really funny and on point is called I’m So Pregnant by this white chick. It s very high quality production and the lyrics are really good.

        • not to mention back in 90’s there was a white reggae singer called snow. he did a song called informer
          he raps in patois but he’s from america

          • SNOW LASTED THAT 1 YEAR LIKE MOST WHITE RAPPERS IT DOES’NT LAST LONG BESIDES EMINEM.

            EVEN BEASTIE BOYS RETURNED TO ALTERNATIVE ROCK.

            3RD BASS LASTED 2 ALBUMS.

            MARKY MARK ADMITTED HIS RAP HASE WAS A GIMMICK TO MAKE MONEY.

            EVEN WHITES THOUGHT VANILLA ICE WAS A JOKE.

            • @crazychris
              thanks for the info very interesting. yes white people do rap/reggae for the money and that fame. when their make it big
              their will change and do rock music which is black but white people stole it. if a black person wanted to do rock music white people
              would complain

              • YES VERNON REID FROM LIVING COLOUR SAID HE ENCOUNTERED RACISM BACK IN THE 80’S HE FOUND OUT THAT A BLACK BAND DOING ROCK WAS GONNA BE A TOUGH SELL.

                WHITES ONLY ACCEPT TOKEN BLACKS AS ROCKERS LIKE LENNY KRAvitz and jimi Hendrix who was non threatening.

                Hendrix had white guys when he fired them for black musicians and had a band of gypsies the white masses didn’t like it.

                sly stone was a rock star but drugs destroyed him and his band.

                George Clinton and funkadelic was doing rock music until he found that his records wasn’t getting played so he decidced to do funk r&B as parliament which made more money.

            • Chris:

              I never took 3rd Bass to be a gimmick. I still like them today, both as a group and as their separate entities of Pete Nice and Daddy Rich and MC Serch. They produced a lot of door music, unlike most white rappers.

    9. iggy don’t bother me shes going through a white girl phase of when they do hip hop it doesn’t last long by next year she’ll be played ouyt.

      then she’ll go somewhere and marry a white dude.

    10. Iggy being number one has nothing to do with black folks. This has to do with what white people want. The same way Macklemore won those five grammies will be the same way Iggy wins hers. Unfortunately the music industry is corrupt and the talentless are winning. Too many sellouts like T.I., Jay Z, Diddy, etc. hip hop is dead!

      • Macklemore winning a Grammy was a travesty.

        But can you tell me what female rapper would be favored to win other than Iggy? I mean, has any female rapper had a platinum #1 hit in years? I may be wrong, but let me know who it should be in that particular category.

        Oh wait, I forgot about that Lorde person.

      • ‘hip hop is dead’

        The statement made for a nice song and it comes across so powerful that it may seem true but I disagree. The corporate and agenda driven rap music that’s overplayed in the mainstream is what you’re speaking of, and yes, it needs to go away.
        Still, hip hop, REAL HIP HOP, lives through new and old artists like Chuuwee, Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels, The Barrel Brothers, Freddie Gibbs, Pharoah Monche, Domo and a host of other true artists.
        One of the main problems we have with people looking at hip hop is that their conversations about it start and end with negative mainstream rappers who focus more on sales than quality material.

    11. MACKLEMORE REPRESENTS THE GAYS.

      THE GAYS ARE GONNNA SUPPORT THEIR OWN.

      PATTI LABELLE AND JENNIFER HUDSON KISSED AT THE GLADD AWARDS.

      ELLEN KISSED JANET THERE ALSO THEY DID’NT SEEM TO MIND.

      JENNIFER HUDSON DID A SEX FLICK CALLED DREAMGIRLS WHERE SHE WAS GETTING PHUKKED BY JAMIE FOXX AND EDDIE MURPHY.

      JENNIFER WAS GETTING ATE OUT BY LATIFAH, ALICIA AND JADA THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES INDEED.

      ALWAYS THE BEES MAKING HONEY.

      HONEY=SEX.

      HOW MANY SONGS MAKE REFERENCES TO THE WORD HONEY.

    12. TI doesnt care about what she represents to or for our culture, she’s a cash cow, and he’s gonna milk her dry.

      BTW: I thought she would seem more authentic if she used her own accent. but she’s copying TI’s rap style verbatim. He even feeds her the words to say, and she’s just saying it how she think it sounds lol… its kinda funny, but hey, that aint my business lmao

    13. I was wondering to myself, how did Iggy get discovered anyway? I know she is a joke in Australian the same way Miley is a joke to white people in American. Was she playing around one day doing a parody about Black people rapping and someone saw it on you tube or something? I don’t get it, I never heard of her before.

      And I so feel you on the TI mannerism in her songs (the only thing that sound slick) and that being the only reason she is popular. Why couldn’t he do that for a sister? Don’t even get me started on that Brazilian shit he said. What’s wrong with us, don’t we need to be put on? I know there are some talented young women out there. This Illuminati mess is starting to make sense now. I guess you do have to sell your soul to get on.

      I wish I was a rich music producer, they wouldn’t get through the door if they didn’t have their own talent to bring to the table and auto tune would never be a part of my studio equipment.. But they would probably have me assassinated for f***ing up the game huh.

      We stay losing, so tired of this out right thieving when it comes to our culture and music. What do we have to do, get our own planet? Oh snap, that’s right, this one was ours.

      • I feel ya, but the reason that TI is successful and that has overflowed onto Iggy is that he figured out that if you want to make lots of money you need to find a product white folks will buy. They love hip hop, rap and black culture in general, they just prefer it when whites are doing it. It’s like pizza and tacos. Italians and Mexicans invented those foods and their versions are very very different that what is sold n mainstream restaurants here.
        The genius was some American figured out a way to sell THEIR product with a spin that would appeal to the masses here. And voila! You have pizza a la Papa Johns and tacos a la Taco Bell instead of the thin sparsely topped Neopolitan pizza of Palermo and Naples and the crispy shell ground beef tacos instead of the soft shredded beef tacos of Monterrey. It’s the American way. lol

        • True that but real talk, those main stream restaurants, much like these new artists they keep trying to shove down our throats, cannot compare to the authentic ossobuco’s of Italy or the rich flavorful Mole’s made in Mexico.

          I miss the deep, soulful, multi layered beats and sounds of Hip Hop and R&B. If you are a connoisseur and have savored the best in its most authentic and original form, you won’t settle for less.

          Music, like food, created by true artists that made profound connections that reached across continents and skin tones. Don’t believe me? Ask Vladislav Surkov.

      • She hoy discovered on YouTube with the song “Pussy”.She had a beautiful black woman in that video with her as aayyer of fact.But Akon’s brother Blu signed her to DefJam first before she joined TI.

    14. Let’s see…So, Eminem is the King of Rap and Iggy is he Queen of Rap… How did this happen and where did we go wrong?

      • by teaching white people too much about the black culture. eminen probably doesn’t want his daughter dating a black boy!!!

        but he does mind hanging out with black people and making money off the

        • If that’s the case Eminem is doing the right thing because if you read the birth of Jacob and Esau the Nation were seperated by the bows meaning we were never to marry or almost never come together.Black people fail to comprehend the fact.

        • So what if he doesn’t? I have no hate for any race, but this is a typical black woman reaction, wanting validation from white people ” Oh please date me Mr White man”. Like one dating your kid is the ultimate come up. Not bothered about Asians, Middle Easterners,and least of all blacks, just white people. You should rethink your screen name. What right thinking parent of any race would want their son dating Eminems dysfunctional progeny?

          • Em’s daughter turned out way more functional than he is. She is a good kid so her mother and him did a good job regardless of their own shady history.

          • A typical Black woman reaction?!. Oh. Yet, Black males who get $3 are running off into the sunset with the white man’s daughter (or in Michael Sam’s case, his son).

            This site is occupied by some serious woman haters. It really makes me wonder about people sometimes.

    15. WWTT(What Would Tupac Think)

      Since Pac died, the game has not been the same. So, it warms my heart to see his spirit shine thru in the afterlife!!!

    16. Iggy is taking full advantage of the cards she was dealt. Brothas in the industry wanna use her like a cheap whore, she okay with it. Money Sees No Faces! Yeah, she gettin’ tossed around. But, the means justify the ends and vice-versa. Whites may love black music and all, however, most humans want to see themselves reflected back to them…Peep Game Sistas & Brothas!!!

    17. Just because she is rapping doesn’t mean black people are behind her. That #1 title has been paid for by her camp. They can put a statement out there without the facts and most website will lick it up. Once she has made it to a certain level I’m sure rap will be the last thing she will be doing. It’s like Jennifer Lopez, once she made it to a certain level she was no longer trying to do black anything, now that she is trying to retain her career the bitch is back on the block….smh!!!

    18. Iggy doesn’t bother me because she doesn’t matter to me. White people can like who they want to like. That’s who probably buying the majority of her music. Just like we love Kim, Missy that’s who they want.. I don’t remember Whites complaining about Whitney, Beyoncé Rihanna burning the pop charts and complaining because they are Black they don’t belong on the pop charts

      • Pop music doesn’t belong to anyone. We started rap. I hate people on the damn fence or playing blind.

    19. All this chick is going to do is pimp black people just like Pink did….anyone remember when Pink cam out she was strictly R&B, she hung out with the black folk, was dating a black man. Soon as she got on the charts she became Rock and Roll all the way, and married a white dude.

      • Yep. That was “Can’t Take Me Home” Pink. She was pulling a Fergie. Her group was trying to be the next Wild Orchid, but they didn’t make it. As soon as her first album dropped, she alienated her Black audience and ran to Linda Perry so she could be a rock star. They always use Black audience, label execs and producers to get their feet in doors.

      • Pink supposedly sang gospel music in a black church in her early years before LAReid discovered her,but whatever the case may be she presentation and ora has a black woman written all over it.

    20. The real issue here is that Iggy, Macklemore, Drake, and the rest of them are CORPORATE music. This is what stockbrokers listen to while golfing. This is not real music.

      I don’t care what you play or what you look like but real bands have a common denominator. Real bands make demo CD-Rs that they hand out to everyone. Real bands play show in clubs in bad neighborhoods to 20 people. Real bands do van tours where the nightly paycheck is $50 and a pizza. TI, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and the rest of the MTV/BET types have done NONE of this. Their not musicians. They’re living corporate logos.

    21. Flipping through TV I saw 106 and Park.
      Top 3 or 4 videos were white artists. Guests werw Amber Rose, and a white rapper named G-Easy. Wtf!

    22. Thanks BlackAnastasia and Anonymous 14:18 for the info on her. I never saw the p*ssy video full of beautiful Black women. The more that I think about it really pisses me off.

      • I saw that years ago but I had forgotten all about it. That sample of Grace Jones from Boomerang in the beginning is funny tho. Iggy is different. I think some here are underestimating her by calling her one hit. I have a feeling we are just seeing the beginning.

        • We may be, but it would be awesome for white people to succeed in the entertainment industry, particularly music, without feeling the need to emulate Black people. They usually emulate the stereotypical aspects of Black life that don’t pertain to the majority of the race. That’s what’s so insulting about Iggy and people like her.

    23. I’m so fancy ♬ you already know ♪ I’m in the fast lane ♬ from LA to Tokyo ♪
      I love that soooooong! Who cares where she from. If the song is cool I will buy (er… I mean download) it. And who the f*ck is Saul Williams anyway????

        • Well duh. Who chooses what they listen to based on whether the artist cares about them? That’s ridiculous.

          • It really isn’t. If people would be more mindful of whom they support, there wouldn’t be so many posers in the entertainment industry. It’s ok to leave people alone who are void of a social conscience. All of these females acting like prostitutes and the males acting like pimps are doing rap and the Black race the utmost disservice. As soon as people demand more, they’ll start receiving more.

            • You may not be Black, so you may not take offense to someone raping the stereotypical aspects of your culture, making light of slavery and using racial slurs as a means of having a career in a genre of music that was founded and shaped by Black people. That’s what I’m referring to when I comment about having a conscience. That troglodyte knows that her image is a fraud, as well as her words and her actions. What she does is offensive. It is not just for purposes of entertainment, so she should not have a platform to disrespect the people she is making money emulating in negative ways. Iggy is the female, modern-day Al Jolson and she needs to go.

      • OP:

        Google is your friend. Saul Williams is a very well known poet. He definitely has the ability to critique someone else’s “art,” particularly the content of their written works.

    24. I think that her spot was purchased. Cut and Dry! Suck the right balls, get pissed on by a big wig, phuck yyour married boss, and suck more balls….you too will be #1 on Billboard.

    25. It seems MTV, are allegedly behind G-Eazy. Saw his music video -I Mean it- looks like an Eminen video.

    26. T.I/Tip did this. He knew what he was doing. Black men love white women. Duh! Eddie got him one, Kanye got him one, Miley Circus is even rockin (doing music) with Pharel now. The elephant in the room is too big to miss. Oh and Iggy’s dude got one. Black women will be extinct in the future. J/k, but you get my drift. Nobody’s checking for black (darkskinned & kinky hair) girls (talent or not).

    27. How can Iggy b number one? Well because the rest of rap sucks. Lets admit it rap has been really stale for the longest. Only gossip, booty, tatas, and beatings get us to tune in.
      Nicky showed us her ass and karaoked Sir mix a lot and suddenly she went up the charts.
      I dont care about Saul Williams old ass either. If he really cares about the culture make a bad ass song thats going to make the radio stop playing I G G Y.

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