T.I. definitely scored a big win by signing Iggy Azalea to his Hustle Gang.
So it was only a couple weeks ago that T.I. introduced his Hustle Gang (click clack, bang bang) on the DJ Drama show, comprising Australian female rapper Iggy Azalea, the group of ATL youngn's known as D.O.P.E, and U.K. chart topper Chip (formerly Chipmunk if you're trying to YouTube some songs like I just did). And just like that, the Grand Hustle head honcho wastes no time releasing a Bei Major-produced lean-wit-it, rock-wit-it, snap rap throwback from the Down Under fire-spitter.
Iggy gets busy all over "Murda Bizness." She's killing pride, hurting feelings and letting us know that murder is most definitely her business (and cousin, business is ah-boomin'). Iggy might not be the most technical or original rapper to come up recently, but she can actually rap and got signed (partly) because of it and not just for, um, other reasons. Oh yeah, T.I. also throws down a hot 16 on here and... yes! He's been killing guest verses this past year with little-to-no attention for it. Let's change that, internet.
Listen to Iggy Azalea's "Murda Bizness," featuring T.I., after the jump.
Now that T.I. seems to have his professional and personal life (mostly) in order, he's working hard on building his Grand Hustle empire by following the Rick Ross model of signing strong talent with a couple of hit records already under their belts. To be fair, this may really be the T.I. model as B.o.B. is a certified gold artist on Grand Hustle and Ross' MMG rookie of the year, Meek Mill, was previously signed to the label but left after lingering on the sidelines during most of Tip's legal troubles. I'm excited to see what T.I.'s able to do with this new stable of talent with the right support behind them -- not to mention the other Grand Hustle signees and affiliates like Killer Mike, Houston's Trae tha Truth, and, uh, Taylor Swift, I guess.
+ Listen to Iggy Azalea featuring T.I.'s "Murda Bizness."
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