Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea was recently asked by MTV which is her favorite rap song. Her response? One of Tupac’s songs featuring his comrades the Outlawz. ‘Baby Don’t Cry‘. This doesn’t come as a surprise. Iggy Azalea has been very vocal about Tupac’s influence on her life during previous interviews.
“That is the song that I first ever heard of Tupac. My mom’s husband, she remarried, actually worked on an airplane. He would come to America back and forth. I would always give him my money that I had earned at my job and I would make him go to record stores in America to buy different Tupac CDs. So I could have all the CDs,” explains Iggy.
Speaking of CDs, we all were faced with having at least one of our music CDs scratched. For Iggy that was no different. “You might have bought something, unlike iTunes and scratch it or lose it. You would have to re-buy. I had to re-buy ‘Still I Rise’ like five different times that album,” says Iggy Azalea.
Iggy Azalea sat down with VladTV in 2002 where she discussed why Tupac was her favorite rapper. Also discussing how she identified with Tupac.
“I just identified with him. He seemed conflicted and I think um everybody is to a certain degree. Maybe I especially feel like that. Doing what I do, feeling a bit like a contradiction at times. I think he was as well, says Iggy.”