Iggy Azalea Officially Owns Her Masters After Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Iggy Azalea has secured an enormous win. The rapper just lately took to Twitter to announce her newest cash transfer, which ought to certainly show fruitful for her checking account. Though some, together with current enemy Bhad Bhabie, have questioned her “relevance” amongst different qualities, Iggy has ficially carried out what all savvy artists probably aspire to do: personal her masters. In reality, it’d behoove the younger Bhabie to be taught from Iggy’s instance, and set her thoughts to someday securing her personal masters. 

“Proud to say I actually simply signed my new deal/partnership!” writes Iggy. “2.7mil, can signal others, personal my masters + 100% unbiased.” Ownership one’s personal music definitely bodes nicely within the streaming period, the place an artist can amass 1000’s and 1000’s with out lifting a finger. Plus, now that Iggy is actually an unbiased artist, it is totally attainable that she’ll lastly put out the album she’s been engaged on her a minute. 

Respect to Iggy Azalea for securing the bag. Regardless how you are feeling about her, it is a large win for musicians generally every time an artist takes management their very own masters. Keep an eye fixed out for an upcoming announcement from Azalea, who will probably be celebrating her newfound love streaming platforms all winter lengthy.

Iggy Azalea Offered "Bang Bros" Porn Contract After Declaring Herself "Unsigned"

It did not take lengthy for the opportunists to come-a-chasing. Within hours declaring herself an unsigned artist, Iggy Azalea was met with lots solicitations, some which had little to do along with her predilection to “rapping.”

Yesterday morning, the porn manufacturing firm formally often known as Bang Bros reached out to Iggy Twitter. Their message was easy: “You ought to signal with US! AssParade would by no means be the identical.” It should not be too troublesome to determine what type content material the “AssParade” channel is offering its subscribers.  

As many have identified, her declaration independence would not fairly add up when you think about the circumstances, the reality being: Iggy Azalea was possible dropped from her album. But nonetheless, the Aussie-born rapper appears intent on attempting issues anew, free the constraints that seemingly held her again at Universal.

In all equity, it wasn’t till the cancelation her tour in October, that Iggy Azalea in danger shedding her sponsorship. In the aftermath the cancelation, Iggy appeared simply as shocked as her followers with the result. Hopefully, Iggy can rebound shortly, in her chosen area. You’d should assume Iggy can be turning a blind eye to all porn solicitations.

Mýa Finds Balance In Her Fairytale Mind: Self-Mastery, Love & Female Energy

Mýa got here up in a selected period in R&B when mainstream tradition was shifting in the direction of pop artists like Britney Spears and NSync. Only the highest the R&B lot lower by way of and Mýa was the lover this faction. Fans the style engaged with the soulful finesse discovered on her self-titled debut album and follow-up releases. The songstress even tapped into the Hip Hop crowd with basic collaborations just like the Jadakiss-featured “All Of Me,” which was additionally crafted right into a remix with Jay-Z.

Her profession shifted into the impartial lane together with her fourth studio album entitled Sugar & Spice, allowingMýa’s skills to increase previous songwriting and efficiency. Her most up-to-date launch T.Okay.O. is the third report launched below her label, Planet 9. She describes her newest fering as “a mature model Mýa” that also carries the enchantment her following had fallen in love with over time.

We had a prolonged chop up about her inventive course of, collaborations, and insights in regards to the human expertise that permits her to ship potent lyricism constantly.

This interview has been edited for size and readability.

Mýa Finds Balance In Her Fairytale Mind: Self-Mastery, Love & Female Energy

I’m questioning what your inventive course of seems to be like now that you just put on so many alternative hats. 

Well, there’s actually no inventive course of. It can occur in so many alternative methods whether or not that with be chords being performed or singing acapella with no engineer, no music. Or only a melody that I lay down on my laptop computer with storage band once I’m on the street. It is usually a lyrical idea that I made up with a producer or it could possibly be a written tune the place I’ll change lyrics round to create an idea my very own.

I’ve completed prewritten songs in my profession earlier than the place a male was singing it and it needed to be modified. The finest for me is once I’m collaborating with musicians so the tune may be tailor-made to the important thing that I sing in, altered and constructed upon in composition and dynamics. A bridge could need to be added to one thing that doesn’t have any chord development. That’s the place the magic comes from.

One factor that ties into all of your albums collectively is the vulnerability, truly with the ability to get actual on sure topics. How do you enter that house?

I’m ten alone once I’m writing private stuff that’s not flip up music so I do lock myself in a room and go deep. Sometimes I begin writing in a journal first earlier than I even go to the creation a tune, and be actual with myself and the way I actually really feel. Then I begin on format and compositions and writing phrases, and provides it a stab a pair totally different occasions earlier than it’s totally completed. I ten share my work earlier than I launch it and see how different folks really feel about it and the way they react. And if it’s not a response that I would like, I repair it to, you already know, maintain folks listening.

I wanna ask you about your final video single for “GMO” with Tink. How was it working together with her?

It was nice working with Tink. We weren’t within the studio after we labored collectively however she heard the tune. The producer that did the monitor despatched it to her. I informed him I undoubtedly wished a feminine and he requested me what I considered Tink. She appreciated it and put a verse on it inside per week’s time and I cherished it once I heard it. Just a few months later I flew her out to LA to do the visuals for it and I’ve been holding onto the report for over a 12 months and a half. I wished to serve the followers with an R&B album first earlier than I received into the turn-up music.

Your work with Tink jogs my memory how we discuss collaborations between girls. For some cause, there’s at all times assumptions about drama, catfights, stereotypes that feminine artists need to take care of. What are your ideas on how girls navigate the business?

Being a lady within the business is a bonus in my eyes trigger we achieve this many issues and we will make it occur from floor zero and bounce again from verbal abuse and assault and accusations and double requirements as a result of that’s the world we dwell in already. I’m an observer and I watch lots issues fall by way of the cracks with the alternative species. No disrespect to my brothers on the market however girls have their sh*t collectively. I witness it over and again and again from the folks that I rent, the ladies that I select to work with that I’m a fan , and so they simply ship. 

We converse to one another with respect and perceive one another with out even talking. We simply wish to convey the message that represents us. It’s about illustration and that’s many alternative issues. So, I have a look at being a lady on this planet as a bonus should you simply faucet into these pure born presents and never concentrate on all the discrediting or underestimation and different challenges from the world that’s been formed by, I’d say, enemies. I’m not utilizing the phrase man however utilizing the phrase enemy, those that management folks and their mindset. Women are blessed, girls are stunning, girls are very succesful, and girls are superior. And I mentioned it.

I’m guessing it nonetheless takes some type stability in phrases harnessing your female and masculine power.

The magnificence music is that I can soar into the enterprise and be a boss and be a pitbull behind the scenes however have a susceptible house to be the opposite facet me. And a girls possesses each, simply as a male possesses each female and masculine power. Being an artist and being a creator faucets into the female power and the issue with the world is that now we have variety shut that power f and brought the humanities out colleges. We lower f kids from with the ability to discover and turn out to be impartial thinkers by way of that power. I’m capable of embrace each primarily based on the enterprise that I’m in, primarily based on the workload. And then working with folks, reaching out and touching folks, assembly folks, touring the world and continuously being in awe simply what number of blessings the universe has to fer. The nice folks the universe has and the way well mannered folks may be regardless of the powerful occasions and the obstacles that may proceed.

Is there a selected metropolis or nation that you just like visiting, that you just actually vibe with?

I at all times vibe greater once I’m nearer to the equator as a result of the equator receives essentially the most daylight which is essentially the most power. Fruits develop all 12 months spherical. Everything is simply extra electrical there, from the meals that I can decide contemporary f the timber to the folks and their power. So wherever the equator is, that’s the place I wanna be.

Speaking fruits, you’re into the wine enterprise proper now. Can you inform me about that?

Yes, I developed an natural non-GMO wine, sulfite-free by the best way. It’s known as Planet 9 Fine Wine, a purple cabernet with plum infusion and it’s distributed by Frey vineyard, which is a good vineyard that focuses on all the issues that I simply talked about, and it’s vegan.

That’s cool as a result of alcohol can typically be thought-about a vice. Then once more, simply primarily based in your life-style and the way you look, I feel it’s secure to say that it could possibly be a very good factor too.

Wine is definitely undoubtedly wholesome if utilized in moderation. It’s not a liquor, it’s not a tough alcohol but it surely does contribute to reducing the chance most cancers. It’s a destresser, it’s a muscle relaxant, it’s additionally an antioxidant, nice for the blood, nice for the center and total well being and well-being. A glass a day is a cultural factor in native nations, however you don’t wanna abuse something. It is understood to have it’s well being advantages so I wouldn’t promote something that’s not wholesome.

How do you understand weed as a substance?

I understand something that’s made by God and the Creator and the Universe itself to be pure and never a drug. Now, whenever you’re lacing issues, nicely, that’s one other story. It’s a enterprise but it surely’s additionally a risk to the pharmaceutical business as a result of it has well being advantages and might reverse many alternative sicknesses together with most cancers. I perceive why it’s been deemed a drug and lots of black males have been locked up in jail for it, the jail observe and enterprise. 

Marijuana is a wonderful factor relating to ache, arthritis. You don’t essentially need to be a smoker to make use of the plant. It decreases seizures in kids by 80-90%. Mothers get locked up for it in the event that they’re not in a state the place it’s authorized simply but however we’re on the verge altering that in several states. They’re simply organising the enterprise appropriately in order that they’ll prit f it first. 

I consider in nature being the answer for curing any sickness and I assist the plant. I don’t stand for any variety abuse the physique however I do stand behind the plant and its medicinal, psychological, bodily advantages, even religious advantages.

You’re mentioning spirituality once more. What does it characterize for you in your life?

Spirituality, to me, means being centered, in addition to being related to a worldwide consciousness. The universe and the vibration the planet implies that it begins inside as a person stripping away your layers, deprogramming, reprogramming, coaching the thoughts, considering the world in a optimistic means, combating the destructive, understanding the legal guidelines the universe, from legal guidelines attraction to legal guidelines readability, the legal guidelines karma. The listing goes on and on. Seeing the larger image and how one can play a component in shaping the phrase to be a greater place. 

Spirituality doesn’t essentially imply happy-go-lucky, excessive vibration all the time, it implies that you’re going to need to stroll by way of hearth. You’re going to get upset and annoyed on the actuality the world. Spirituality is about attending to a spot centering your self and mastering your self, attending to that place with the intention to navigate correctly and you’ll assist others navigate correctly after which form the world right into a much less harmful place, or a extra peaceable state.

What are some instruments that you just make use of to attain that self-mastery?

Mental, emotional, religious, bodily, it’s all one physique with totally different parts, and dealing on all 4 is essential. Mental well being is what you’re considering, what you’re permitting into your thoughts, what you’re combating the destructive ideas with. Spiritual is what I simply talked about, understanding the insignificance self but additionally the facility and significance self on the similar time. A humble spirit balancing these two issues. Artists may be very egotistical so you have to take your self out. Physical well being is coaching and doing wholesome issues and never suppressing your emotions or making an attempt to treatment issues with the bandage a substance.

What works for me, and it could sound a bit of bizarre, is beginning with spirituality as a result of I needed to retrain my thoughts. Then the bodily challenges started after which the psychological challenges. So first, I received my spirit proper by eradicating myself from the world as I knew it, shaping and creating my very own world in my fairytale thoughts known as Planet 9, learning the universe and astronomy and seeing how huge the universe is to take me away from my smaller thoughts, my decrease vibrations, my previous means considering, to examine me and my ego. So I actually needed to dig deep and go farther from what I’ve at all times identified, on earth, and create my very own timeline, my very own days, my very own hours, and work inside that realm versus everybody else’s timeline once I ought to be married, have children, promote a trillion albums by being primary on the charts made by man. That just isn’t your template, these are usually not your guidelines, and people are usually not your validations.

Wow, that’s wonderful.

Also, on this world, like you possibly can come again all the way down to earth to play and navigate figuring out that you’ve got the power to get by way of the subsequent impediment since you’ve already put your self by way of hell, which truly, isn’t hell in any respect. It turns into a behavior as a result of it has its advantages. You get higher, you get stronger, and also you’re extra ready for the subsequent problem. You know, it’s conditioning. Mental, emotional, bodily, religious conditioning. So that you would be able to survive and thrive.

What you’re saying undoubtedly places your tune “Simple Things” into context right here as a result of that tune says, ‘Ok, I don’t want all this superficial materials BS.’ So should you have been to search for a romantic companion, what could be two traits which might be important for you?

It could be to assist the world turn out to be a greater place. You know, the worldwide consciousness facet and consciousness facet are crucial to me, being on the identical vibration and wavelength and frequency. A way selflessness but additionally selfishness. So that particular person has already completed the work on self to draw what aligns with that particular person’s function. So a really egocentric individual that’s invested their time in all the features and conditioning that I discussed but additionally a selfless particular person in the identical gentle whose finish objective is to help the world are the 2 qualities that I discover very enticing.

Anything else, I imply, I don’t have any particularity on that. You know being humorous or humorous these are simply nice qualities. I don’t suppose that I’m actually choosy however I’m interested in a person compassion and consciousness that isn’t simply out for self. The selfishness solely is available in when a person is making an attempt to construct himself in order that he can in the end be selfless. That means few distractions, only a few items drama in that particular person’s life, you already know, that they’ve gotten concerned in out boredom or out bodily satisfaction. I’m simply saying a really clear-minded particular person with a transparent imaginative and prescient what they need in life however the finish objective is to help the world. That’s enticing to me.

Before we go, is there one thing that you just’d like to inform your followers from the Hip Hop group?

Well, yeah! Hip Hop is worldwide. It’s cultural, it’s style, it’s music, it’s a means life, it’s constructing from floor zero to every part. It’s taking suppression and oppression and making magic and surviving and thriving and profitable regardless what comes our means. I’m comfortable to be a component it. I’m comfortable to have witnessed the start Hip Hop and the way influential it has been all around the world and provoking to so many different cultures so it’s a blessing. I simply encourage everyone to remain lifted, maintain going and to let your voice be heard.

Iggy Azalea May Break Away From Record Deal: "I Want To Be My Own Boss"

Iggy Azalea’s music profession is on a singular trajectory. She began f robust in 2014 along with her debut album The New Classic, which peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard Charts, and well-liked songs like “Fancy” and “Problems.” Since then, the rapper has had hassle getting again on prime. Her final launch Survive the Summer landed on the 144th place, which did not meet the expectations her new label Islan Records.

The feminine rapper hopped on social media to specific her want for independence in tweets which have since been deleted.

Then once more, she might need regretted airing out her ideas to the general public.

Infamous Strippers Turned Entrepreneurs: From Cardi To Draya

In this point in time, celebrities have turn into extra open about their previous careers as unique dancers. Whether the strip membership helped them construct their picture or they did it as a side-hustle, they’re nonetheless much less afraid to speak about it.

From Cardi B, who has labored laborious to alter the stigma surrounding intercourse staff, to Amber Rose, who speaks her time as a stripper fairly fondly, it’s agreed that these girls have come a great distance. Some them have severe expertise hiding behind the stigma their pole dancing careers. Some have even realized to turn into superb entrepreneurs and demand respect in spite the stigma weighing them down, to some extent. Here are some the main girls who’re altering the narrative for the higher.

Amber Rose

Businesswoman, mannequin, and actress, Amber Rose is much from shy; She overtly talks about girls’s rights and her previous as a intercourse employee. In her early years, she described stripping as the most effective time her life. Amber informed followers tuned into her on-line radio present Loveline, that she just isn’t ashamed her previous. “If you retain your head up, keep f medication, go in there,” she defined. “You make your cash, it is an trustworthy residing, it actually is.”

However, she has blossomed into one probably the most extremely wanted fashions and public audio system. Her profession began f together with her look in just a few music movies. She was then noticed by Kanye West and the pair started courting. After their cut up, Amber remained within the public eye and developed her personal fan base. She is now generally considered as a intercourse positive-feminist icon, lending her voice to many hotly debated points, and her identify to the transnational SlutWalk motion. As an actress, she has appeared in a number of films together with School Dance and Sister Code. She even scored her personal tv present The Amber Rose Show, and is objectively an awesome mom to her son Sebastian.

Blac Chyna

One the extra notable strippers turned entrepreneurs is certainly Blac Chyna. She is the queen “securing the bag” and making a reputation for herself from inside the strip membership. It all began at King Diamonds in Miami the place Blac Chyna was seen by Drake. Drake then talked about her in “Miss Me,” with the next nod approval: 
“Call up King Diamonds and inform Chyna it’ll be definitely worth the flight.”

Chyna then parlayed the thrill into some work in music movies. By 2014, she had launched her personal make-up model Lashed by Blac Chyna, and had gained fairly a following on social media consequently. These days, Blac Chyna is engaged on one other make-up line, whereas remaining within the public eye in spite her battle with the Kardashians.

Draya Michele

From Basketball Wives, to work as mannequin, actress and clothier, Draya is by no means one to talk on her previous, though she by no means denied working as a stripper. Draya danced, on and f, for years in golf equipment “when she wanted one thing,” as she as soon as informed Wendy Williams in a 2011 interview. Since then, Draya has come alongside approach, showing on Basketball Wives: LA from 2011 to 2016.

When Draya lastly made a reputation for herself outdoors actuality TV, it was by means of her million greenback swimwear line Mint Swim, which she began in 2011. In 2013, she adopted up her preliminary success within the clothes business together with her second clothes line, Fine Ass Girls. She has appeared in lots of films together with The Perfect Match,True to the Game and Til’ Death Do Us Part. These days, she is constant her performing profession, operating her private enterprise, all whereas assuming the obligations a mother, spouse, and most essential to this dialogue, a self-made millionaire.

Lira Galore

Popular stripper/Instagram mannequin turned entrepreneur Lira Galore just isn’t letting her previous outline her. She began stripping on the age 18, explaining to XXL journal, that her objective was to make some fast cash and depart. “I had a objective: to make a specific amount cash after which get out. When I reached that objective, I used to be performed,” she defined.

After stripping, she started modeling and investing into her personal profession. While individuals could know that she is engaged to Rick Ross, she put all the eye and fame to good use, modeling for quite a few clothes strains. She even just lately began her personal hair product for ladies referred to as LaidByLira.

Jhonni Blaze

Rapper and actuality star Jhonni Blaze additionally made her mark as a stripper, ultimately touchdown TV spot on Love and Hip Hop: NY and extra just lately on Growing Up Hip Hop: ATL
Jhonni is kind of gifted. Her voice is superb and she or he is a professional on the keys. As her fame grows, Jhonni by no means forgets to say her time spent as a stripper however is hopeful she will be able to at some point overcome the label. Jhonni Blaze is represented by Debra Antney, the mom Wacka Flocka Flame.

Cardi B

We couldn’t make an inventory strippers turned entrepreneurs with out Cardi B. Cardi took us on her journey by means of social media as she rose to fame from her humble beginnings as an NYC stripper to her history-making profession as a rapper. She gained the hearts her followers by making humorous Instagram movies. Soon after gaining her loyal followers, she began a rap profession and subsequently appeared on Love and Hip Hop: NY. 
When she was performed with Love and Hip Hop, she continued placing out mixtapes for her budding fan base. She swept the charts with “Bodak Yellow.” and the remaining is historical past.

Cardi is a paragon for ladies eager to make it out the hood, whereas remaining true to themselves. She actively speaks on “colorism” and the potential risks the strip membership as a office. She isn’t shy about her previous and that’s one the the explanation why many individuals recognize her, for being true to herself. To this present day, Cardi continues to comb the charts and make music that individuals love whereas opening doorways for different younger girls who hope to comply with in her footsteps. 

7 Tips For Independent Artists That We Learned At A3C

Universally acknowledged as one probably the most pertinent hip-hop occasions the yr, the newest version A3C—an abbretion for All three Coasts—proved to be one the extra eventful and informative ones so far.

Save for the chaos that erupted Sunday night time when Lil Wayne closed out the competition, this was one the best outings A3C in its 14 yr historical past. Where the convention was involved, attendees have been handled to a lineup audio system that included Killer Mike, Cole Bennett, RZA, and Goodie Mob, amongst others, as trade tastemakers, budding artists, and aspiring music trade pressionals all gathered for what many have dubbed hip-hop’s household reunion.

As tutorial because it was entertaining, A3C offered ample alternatives for impartial artists to depart downtown Atlanta with a sack full priceless jewels within the type years trade expertise and curated recommendation that might perhaps sooner or later propel them to the grand stage on the program’s competition which was shared this yr by acts like Wu-Tang Clan, The Diplomats, Trina, J.I.D., Curren$y, and Lil Wayne.

If you did not have an opportunity to attend, we have been on the bottom and taking notes. Check out some the best takeaways for impartial artists, pulled from this yr’s A3C Conference.


  1. Look at your self as a model

    This piece recommendation arrived from A3C programming director Yusuf Muhammad who touched on the significance indie artists being aware their private model when in search company backing and model partnerships. “Corporate is at all times searching for creatives to work with,” he provides. “Look at your self as a model. Your concepts, plans, and desires are a model.”

  2. Clean up your picture 

    Aura Reyes, the founder digital advertising company, The Digital Plug, confused the significance perfecting your picture with out compromising your creativity. She confirmed main key entails the method cleansing up your social media presence, being constant in reaching out to blogs and curators, and ensuring that your visible displays—music movies, art work, and many others.—are at all times as much as par. “When you care about your private model, others will wish to work with you,” she provides.

  3. Always do your analysis

    While it could look like an apparent level, not researching sufficient can result in main disparities between actuality and expectations. “Google has been my greatest pal,” says Tialer “Flockaland” Scott, creator the Stay (+) model, occasion curator and a member the advertising group at Invest Atlanta, the town’s ficial financial improvement department. “We really want to wish to do our analysis. People need creatives to return to them …] it’s important to step appropriate.”

  4. Struggle is simply what you make it out to be

    These phrases arrived courtesy Chaka Zulu, recognized for his work with Ludacris, Disturbing Tha Peace, andCulture Republic. Chaka delivered a message through which he defined that “the battle” is inevitable. But in the end, it’s your alternative if it occurs to make you or break you. The secret’s to maintain going.

  5. Artists are presupposed to be totally different

    When requested on his tackle harm management and damaging press, Abou “Bu” Thiam, co-founder Konvict Muzik alongside his brother Akon, defined that artists are supposed to be totally different from everybody else. Having labored with the likes his brother, Chris Brown, and Kanye West, Bu Thiam has seen his justifiable share diverse personalities and explains that it comes with the territory and must be embraced fairly than rejected. “Being totally different and hostile is a component what makes an artist an artist as a result of if they’re too regular …] I don’t wish to do enterprise with them.”

  6. Don’t compromise your self

    Going hand-in-hand with Bu Thiam’s phrases, Alvin Akintimehin  United Entertainment Group relayed the message sustaining your authenticity always, it’s a stability that each artist should grasp to make sure their success as everyone seems to be “searching for authenticity,” says Alvin. “Stay true to your craft and your self.”

  7. Have an elevator pitch

    This was a recurring subject that got here up throughout most panels this yr at A3C. It’s essential for brand spanking new artists to constantly regard themselves as a model, and with that, they need to be capable to categorical that model at any time when prompted. A major instance this got here from Michael Howard, affiliate model advertising supervisor the NBA’s 2K model, who instructed the story how Travis Scott was the one who reached out and arrange a gathering to pitch on why he can be an awesome option to curate the “NBA 2K19” soundtrack.

Spotify Tests New Feature That Allows Artists To Upload Their Own Music

Independent artists rejoice. Spotify is testing a brand new methodology that can permit customers to add their very own music. At the second, the one manner for unbiased artists to get music is thru a third-party service. Tunecore, CD Baby, and others have made a prit on working the intermediary place, however Spotify is pulling the rug from underneath these firms. The aforementioned third social gathering providers add unbiased artists’ music to a number of different platforms although, so they may not see an infinite hit induced by Spotify’s new service. Still, Spotify’s newest operate will change the sport. 

Here is a snippet from the announcement, Spotify:

“You’ll have the ability to ship music straight to Spotify and plan for the right launch day. You’ll see a preview precisely how issues will seem to listeners earlier than you hit submit. And even after your music goes dwell, you’ll be in full management your metadata with easy and fast edits.

Just like releasing via some other accomplice, you’ll receives a commission when followers stream your music on Spotify. Your recording royalties will hit your checking account routinely every month, and also you’ll see a transparent report how a lot your streams are incomes proper subsequent to the opposite insights you already get from Spotify for Artists. Uploading is free to all artists, and Spotify doesn’t cost you any charges or commissions irrespective of how ceaselessly you launch music.”

At the second, the service is in an invite-only beta mode. 

Lloyd On The "Worst Music" He Ever Made & Why He Chopped Off All His Hair

Llyod has released his first independent record. He recently reflected on the journey that brought him to this point in an interview with Madame Noire.

During this discussion, he dished about his decision to chop f all his hair. This was significant for him considering how he believed his long locks defined him at the time.

He compares his cutting his hair to that the Buddhist monks who value the concept non-attachment. Anything that does not contribute to spiritual fulfillment is shed purposefully. 

The singer also spoke about authenticity, an element he values even more now that he has chosen the independent route.

Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko Bless NPR's "Tiny Concert" Concert Series: Watch

Tech N9ne has quietly become a rich man by championing a tax-free independent model, comparable to indie legends such as JT the Bigga Figga and Andre Nickatina. Tech’s music has become exponentially more experimental over time, but his loyal fanbase has stayed the course with him for the most part. Early this morning NPR released a four-song set Tech N9ne and long-time musical partner Krizz Kaliko performing their very own Tiny Desk session as part the running series curated by host Bob Boilen.

The impetus is always on the invited guest to perform some level banter between songs. The ten crude Tech N9ne & Kaliko Krizz kept things sensible for the NPR crowd who by definition leans towards a liberal-bias, almost unwittingly. The point being, Tech N9ne was accused  devil worshipping, and liberal-leaning individuals are generally conscientious in speech and outward appearance. 

Tech & Kaliko’s rapport is like an act defusion: two men, not competition with each other’s thoughts but honing in on the syllabus with great precision. The duo demonstrated this synergy on the final number “Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2),” a record close in spirit to the counterculture classic Easy Rider starring Peter Fonda & Dennis Hopper.

Set List

“Aw Yeah? (interVENTion)”
“Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2)”

Action Bronson Quits Atlantic Records, Announces New Mixtape

Action Bronson’s relationship with Atlantic Records has been rocky at best. Since the release Blue Chips 7000 in 2017 there was a reluctance by the label to push forward. It’s unclear as to why Atlantic was holding firm for months on end, since Bronson is a commercially ble artist with a solid fan base, and ventures that fall outside   the medium garnering him plenty attention. Action Bronson has in the past voiced his annoyance over the situation on Twitter. 

All things considered, independent status feels like a natural fit for Action Bronson, so very clearly he agrees. This morning, Action Bronson announced his departure from the label in a celebratory tweet. Also contained in the tweet is an announcement for his White Bronco Mixtape. Fans seem to agree that his talents were being squandered by the relentless interruption Atlantic’s demands. 

Bronsonlini’s announcement gives new life to his song “Let me Breathe.” Although fans the rapper might never secure his full commitment to music, his independent status ensures the very best from a conceptual standpoint. He owes his plaudits to choosing storytelling as a major conceit, our expectations lie in the path he chooses going forward: Indie or Bigs?