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Iggy Azalea recently sat down with Hard Knock TV for an in depth interview. The first question Nick Huff Barili asked her was about Scarface's comments during his Hard Knock interview that hip hop had become a white person's game now.
"I feel like we losing it," Face says. "I feel like the people that are in control of what hip hop does is so f*cking white and so f*cking Jewish and so they don't give a f*ck about what the culture and the craft really is about. Let me say this sh*t right because I want this to be as offensive as I can f*ckin' make it for these old-a$$ punks that's running these record labels that's in the powerful positions to dictate what the black community hears and listens to. I f*cking hate that sh*t. That sh*t p*sses me off," Face continued. "There's no f*cking way that you can tell me that it's not a conspiracy against the blacks in hip hop. You put out f*cking records that make us look stupid. You make us look dumb," Face said. "You brainwash a generation of hip hoppers with this f*cking crud and then when these other rappers come out, splitting it down the middle, these other rappers' s*it sound like 'Wow!' Y'all look great!' 'Y'all look stupid!' Then mothaf*ckers start going over here and pretty soon, Hip hop is white now."
Iggy made an interesting counterpoint to Face's argument.
"You can have a million white men that are executives in a building, but that doesn't make a culture a color," Iggy said. "That's because they can sell you whatever they want but unless you buy it doesn't mean anything. It's not old white men creating the content. And it's not old white men buying the content either. I think what shapes the culture is who is consuming it. That's people of all different colors. That's a great thing. I think this idea that rap should should be black or rap should be this or that is worrying to me. It's almost like segregation. Why would you want to segregate cultures? Whatever it is that's getting money put into it is 100% I believe and can testify to the fact it's dictated by what you consume, what you listen to, what you click on, what you like, what you comment on, and that's just that"
Who makes a more valid point? Is Face just not seeing the natural progression of the art form? Has Iggy been in the game long enough to argue against what a 25-year industry legend has to say? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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