Iggy Azalea Signs To Def Jam

Published: Tuesday 23rd Apr 2013 by David

One year after critics questioned her decision to sign with T.I‘s ‘Grand Hustle‘, ‘My World’ Rapper has made the necessary move to rectify that mistake and signed with Def Jam records!

Good news below!

Sure to afford her the treatment an act as strong as hers deserves, Iggy announced the deal on Twitter today- sharing:

This deal now sees her join Elijah Blake, Rihanna and Frank Ocean at the label, all of whom bid adieu to former executive Joie Manda who left the label to pick up a similar role at Iovine’s Interscope.

Sure to take her UK smash hit ‘Work‘ to similar heights in the US, this deal comes after the Rapper signed to Mercury Records (also under the Universal Music Group) and Turn First Artists, the team responsible for Rita Ora’s meteoric rise to success in the last year. A rise, that saw her move over 1 million units in the market since February 2012.

As far as Hustle Gang goes, we can’t but commend Iggy for keeping it light and bright with regards to her seemingly friendly departure from them and hope the pressure of losing acts to more organised labels forces them to push their current roster as well as Roc Nation and Cash Money push theirs.

For, while she says she’s still with them, her decision to move elsewhere says far more…and far louder.

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  1. Drea April 23, 2013

    BIG things coming for this girl thats already doing AMAZING in the UK!!!!!!

    • TurntUp4Cici April 23, 2013

      Where she paid for play. Anyone can slay in the UK because it’s so small so I hope her label has their coins ready if she really wants to slay here too.

      • JessicasHeartbeat April 23, 2013

        Everyone in the knows the true tea. Britain is f****** cheap when you wanna pay off radio stations and that’s what she did.

      • Jay April 23, 2013

        And? Are they buying the track on iTunes wehre its currently in the top 15? Sit down. If anyone can slay in the UK then why dont they? Iggy is a new artist and if people are willing to invest so much money on her it’s because they see her potential and shes still winning so go hate on someone elses p****.

  2. MRS CARTER LOVER April 23, 2013

    UMMMM SHE IS GONNA FLOP IN AMERICA WE WILL LAUGH AT HER

    • LA LA April 23, 2013

      Even though I think Nicki is the only true #1 female mc. I still don’t pride myself on one’s lost. Atleast Iggy is doing something, what are you doing? Oh yeah just hereon this blog site every day commenting. LMFAO at YOU H**!

      • MRS CARTER LOVER April 23, 2013

        KILL YOURSELF BROAD DON’T WORRY ABOUT WHAT IM DOING. WORRY ABOUT THAT IGFLOPGY C*** WHO’S GOING NOWHERE FAST #FLOP

    • YES April 23, 2013

      ^^ oh dear. the name says it all. lol.

  3. J April 23, 2013

    Good for her! She been working on her S***!!!!

    Work Work Work Work Work

  4. lola April 23, 2013

    Iggy’s music career is already on the rocks and she hasn’t even been out that long. “Murda Bizness” was a f****** flop and so is “Work.” This fake wannabe gangsta and what she things is black w**** needs to give up the music career and be a model.

    • TruthSpeaker April 23, 2013

      Work isn’t flopping you silly seedy queen. GET YOUR S*** RIGHT!

    • Jay April 23, 2013

      Murda Bizness was a free track you idiot… it was supposed to be her first single under Interscope but she never signed that deal so the track was released on her free EP/Mixtape last year

    • Iconic Iggy April 23, 2013

      Work is a hit and Murda Bizness was never a single. Sit the f*** down

  5. caribbean native April 23, 2013

    big things ah gwan, i guess that collaboration with rihanna sounding a lil less like a rumour

  6. QUEEN MINAJ April 23, 2013

    THEY NEVER THANKED ME FOR OPENING DOORS
    BUT THEY DIDNT EVEN THANK JESUS WHEN HE DIED IN THE CROSS.

    • MRS CARTER LOVER April 23, 2013

      YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS THIS FLOP OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE KANGAROO AUSSIE B**** COULD NEVER

    • Jay April 23, 2013

      Iggy on “Treasure Island” raps: “Nicki paved the way…”

    • Neigh-Neigh Leakes April 23, 2013

      Oooh yasss hunny!

    • k April 25, 2013

      QUEEN MINAJ but she never dis Nicki,she said she wants to work with Nicki,so how is your comment making sense in this situation..sigh i love my fellow Nicki fans but some time some of you start sh-t were there is no sh-t.

  7. TurntUp4Cici April 23, 2013

    She’s gonna flop so hard here cos I know the tea in the UK is that she paid for radio time just so Work could slay. She better understand that we aren’t as easy to please here and that payola costs a WHOLE lot more than it does over there.

    • Iggy Aslayea April 23, 2013

      Says the Ciara Stan. Sit the f*** down .

      • Azalean Queen April 24, 2013

        YASSSSSS You better stan for our mother.

  8. LA LA April 23, 2013

    “All These Rap B****** Are Only HOT! For One Summer” – Nicki

    NICKI MINAJ>>>>>>>>>EVERY FEMALE MC

    She inspired all these old rap b****** to get their pens and start writing again and also she influenced all these girls to become rappers, So respect who’s #1! in the Game #BOWDOWNBITCHES!

  9. Lana Del Slay April 23, 2013

    The only way she’ll kill it here is if they force her down our throats because nobody is checking for her.

    • Jay April 23, 2013

      Im sure she will do better than Lana Del Local lmao, but thats not hard

      • Neigh-Neigh Leakes April 23, 2013

        Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” sold 3.5 million CD’s worldwide with no huge mainstream hits.
        Not many artists can do that. Secondly, Lana is not a local act. She is more popular in Europe than she is in America. The majority of her album sales are from Europe.

  10. Iggy Aslayea April 23, 2013

    F*** all y’all basic b******. Iggy is coming to snatch wigs.

    • DeezNuts April 23, 2013

      Nicki’s wig is sewed, superglued, hammered, bungee corded, and stapled to her scalp honey!

      Nicki REMAINS unbothered by Iggy. Chile….

      • TruthSpeaker April 23, 2013

        fkn seed..

  11. PrincessTweedy April 23, 2013

    I actually live here in the UK so I can say she is slaying here but everyone does well here, even Flopnika.

  12. LA LA April 23, 2013

    I want Def Jam to sign R&B singer Keshia Chante. She is super talented! It’s ridiculous.

    • MRS CARTER LOVER April 23, 2013

      B**** SHE BEEN AROUND FOR HOW LONG? TELL THAT TRICK TO HANG IT UP FLATSCREEN

      • LA LA April 23, 2013

        She’s still young my friend no need to be rude.
        The Canadian music industry is much tougher than the UK, Australia & etc. to break in the US market but trust me with her album she is coming out with she is taking that direction.

  13. AQueenLikeBey April 23, 2013

    I love this chick but Imma keep it so real right now. She doesn’t come off like the nicest girl and we all know that black folk DO NOT like white girls who rap especially when they find out about the runaway slave master s***.

    I really really hope DJ want her to win because she has so much to fight against if she really wants to get on top.

  14. HausMuthaAdele April 23, 2013

    YAAAASS Iggy. These b****** want to hate but I see your potential and I know you will win eventually.

  15. AzealiaBankable April 23, 2013

    Iggy Payola.

    • Iconic Iggy April 23, 2013

      Payola isn’t the reason Work is #15 on the U.K iTunes. Mad cause Bankrupt is now a non factor and her s*** is below #270? Lol

    • Legendtina April 23, 2013

      Azealia could use some payola. Her single is flopping so badly

  16. KellyKDL April 23, 2013

    She grinds so hard I gotta respect her.

  17. COWIE April 23, 2013

    LMAO @ THESE FILTHY B******!!!

    The UK is irrelevant, yet the majority of best selling artists in America are British?

    I CANNOT.

    You Black n***** aren’t welcome in England anyway… Stay in the projects you dirty n******… Not in the queens country. Not to mention that this is A UK site.

    • DeezNuts April 23, 2013

      B**** PLEASE!!! lmfao

      You British M************ KNOW yall need to Brush yall f****** Teeth honTEE!

      The only joy that England has brought to my life was Austin Powers. Yall are Irrelevant AS F***! You and the Queen can share a glass of Tea on a fat d***!

      *throws a full bottle of Listarine at this yuck mouth flop b**** and walks away holding Olympic Metals*.
      You madd? 🙂

      • JOSE April 23, 2013

        ^READ HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jessie April 23, 2013

        Oh b**** puhleasee! Without the UK there would be no America as we know it! You speak our motherfuckin language b**** ENGLISH b****. That’s right ENGLISH. Your highest selling current popstar ADELE is from the UK b****. James Bond is f****** British b****, London is the fashion capital of the world B****. Dance music was popular in the UK before America, The Beetles your highest selling boy band is British b**** so have a seat! Honey, even the blog your ass is sitting on now is British. You have so much stuff influencing you from the UK you don’t even realise, I could go on…. But yet we are irrelevant.

      • @Psychostoner_ April 23, 2013

        AS A BLACK CITIZEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM I WOULD FULLY LIKE TO OPPOSE THIS RACIST C*** HIDING BEHIND HIS COMPUTER, TRUST ME IF HE WAS TO SAY THIS STUFF IN CENTRAL LONDON, HE WOULD BE CUSSED OUT, AND ALSO TO THE AMERICANS CUSSING THE BRITISH, LAY OFF I HAVE PERFECTLY WHITE HORIZONTAL TEETH WITH NO CAVITIES WHATSO EVER SO LET THAT STEREOTYPE YOU’VE BEEN FEED GO

    • Neigh-Neigh Leakes April 23, 2013

      The UK IS irrelevant
      How many British artists are successful here that are also doing good in the UK?
      Jessie J? Nope
      Cheryl Cole? Nope
      Rita Ora? Nope
      Cher Lloyd? Nope
      Pixie Lott? Nope
      Ellie Goulding? Nope
      Little Mix? Nope
      Should I go on?

      • Jessie April 23, 2013

        You forget about the two biggest ones Adele and One Direction that are outselling majority of your American faves.

      • Jessie April 23, 2013

        You are*

  18. PRINCE MACHIAVEL April 23, 2013

    Awww So Happy For My Girl, You Go Iggy Legendary Flip Hair!!!!!!!

  19. TeamBreezy April 23, 2013

    I love her!

    PS: Rita Ora sold 1 million copies of what album? Please show me receipts , yall stay inflating numbers and deflating (in the case of Rihanna)

  20. Iconic Iggy April 23, 2013

    Iggy is going to slay in the U.S now. They have the opportunity to establish her as an international act since she has been successful in the U.K too.

    And to the haters who claim that she uses payola (with no proof) please explain the slayage Work is doing on the U.K iTunes chart? Ok.

  21. JoJo April 23, 2013

    Iggy’s Grind >

  22. cocobutta April 23, 2013

    Good move and well done.
    I’ve been giving her a chance and like the work song

  23. @Psychostoner_ April 23, 2013

    i bet azealia banks is quaking in her leather boots now that her nemesis has full corporate reinforcement

  24. Legendtina April 23, 2013

    Go Iggy!

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