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Iggy Azalea Releases Video For "Bounce" (DJ Green Lantern Remix)

Up and coming hip hop artist Iggy Azalea has released an out of this world video for her DJ Green Lantern’s remix of her latest single, “Bounce.”

Most remixes come and go without doing much to the original song other than adding and/or subtracting verses. The DJ Green Lantern reinterpretation of “Bounce” is much different, offering people a completely intoxicating new sonic vision of an already powerful track. The video is equally alluring, with Azalea performing and exploring the streets of Indie, which seems to have at least somewhat influenced the instrumentation of the track. You can view the video below. (more…)

Iggy Azalea Releases "Bounce"

Just a week after dropping the audio for “Bounce,” Iggy Azalea has quickly turned around and released the official music video.

“Bounce” takes fans and newcomers to Azalea’s sound to India for a bright and vibrant clip. Viewers follow Iggy as she adds a fresh twist to classic dance rituals and partakes in a few local festivities. It’s catch and memorable, so click below and enjoy the video.

Iggy Azalea will release The New Classic this Summer. Are you ready?

Soundcheck: Return Of The Female Emcee?

Last week, the music industry lost a female veteran when Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions died on Wednesday. Her 1989 release Diva made her one of the first emcees to spit alongside the heavy-hitting male rappers of the day, like ex-husband KRS-One.

The loss made me reflect on today’s female rappers, and the position they hold in the hip-hop world. Aside from Nicki Minaj, it seems that female rappers have all but disappeared from the mainstream landscape over the past few years.

But times may be changing. The days of Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown may be over, but a slew of new spitters have been staging some serious attacks, and a few familiar faces are poised to return, ready to make a big impact on the rap game.

Eve recently announced plans to release her oft-delayed project Lip Lock this fall. It will be her first album since Eve-Olution hit the streets 10 years ago. If things go her way, the former Ruff Ryder will be rocking radio waves again, showcasing her sick rhyming skills and ever-present ability to get a party started with her sexy but scathing style. She recently made her first-ever appearance at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans and received a warm welcome from legions of loyal fans who can’t wait for her return to the mic.  (more…)

Introducing Kitty Pryde, The Red Haired, 17 Year Old Blog Rap Sensation

Moving at the speed of hype, 17-year-old Daytona Beach, FL native Kitty Pryde has been taking over the internet at a breakneck pace. Taking her name from a character from the X-Men comics, Pryde is the latest in a string of female MCs who have come to prominence in the past few months including Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea, and Kreayshawn. The “jail bait Hailey Williams of Rap,” Pryde has also drawn comparisons to hipster songbird Lana Del Rey; both seemingly came out of nowhere and have built buzz with the tumblr crowd thanks to a handful of woozy youtube videos.

Pryde’s output has been scant so far. That said, having a lone EP, The Lizzie McGuire Experience, and two singles to her name hasn’t gotten in the way of her rise in popularity. With write-ups in The Fader, Vice, Pretty Much Amazing, Idolator, and many more in the past two days alone, her ascent has been dizzyingly fast.

Watch the video for her latest single “Okay Cupid” and see what all the fuss is about.