Iggy Azalea Beats Out Drake And Eminem For Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album At 2014 #AMAs

Iggy Azalea Beats Out Drake And Eminem For Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album At 2014 AMAs Iggy Azalea Beats Out Drake And Eminem For Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album At 2014 AMAs

“This award is the first award I have ever won in my entire life.”

Iggy Azalea pointed that out as she accepted the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award for her The New Classic at this year’s American Music Awards. Beating out Drake’s Nothing Was The Same and Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2, the Grand Hustle first lady also thanked T.I. for believing in her.

“It means so much to me that it is for best hip-hop because that’s what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams, it’s what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and get through my life and to better times,” she said. “It just means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this, it’s amazing.”

Watch Iggy Azalea’s acceptance speech in the video Below.
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Limitations drive hip-hop producer RJD2’s creativity

Limitations drive hip-hop producer RJD2's creativity

“Basically, I’m here to make records.” For a musician who has access to any piece of kit under the sun, producer RJD2 prefers limits to keep him on task musically. Anything else — restoring old synthesizers or building new ones — is just a distraction from his actual job. With hard rules in place for what you can or cannot do, ingenuity comes easier. “There’s something to be said for an idea that’s well discussed in jazz… oftentimes, for me, creativity exists in a threshold you pass where you stop thinking about what you’re doing and you just start doing,” he said in a fireside chat at Expand New York. “When you work in an environment with limitations, you can reach that creativity faster.”

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