Iggy Azalea selects one of Tupac and the Outlawz classic hit single as one of her all time favorite rap songs.
Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea was 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,’ featured on their 1999 album ‘Still I Rise.’ This shouldn’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,” explained 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,” said Iggy Azalea.
Back in 2002, Iggy Azalea sat down with VladTV 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, said Iggy.”