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Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea

Learn English: ESL Lesson about Iggy Azalea

Date: Feb 13 2015

Themes: Music

Grammar: Adjectives

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Rap music began in New York City in the 1970s. Rap, also known as hip-hop, has its roots in the African-American community. All of the first hip-hop artists were African-Americans. Since the 70s, it has become very popular on mainstream radio.

Even though rap has changed over the years, it’s still unusual to see an Australian woman in the hip-hop music scene. Iggy Azalea has been a surprising artist who has found success in American hip-hop. She is known as much for her musical style as she is for her fashion style.

Lily and Jessica really like one of her music videos and her songs. Find out more in today’s English lesson about Iggy Azalea.

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Jessica

Jessica

Lily

Lily

Jessica:  So Lily, I just saw Iggy Azalea’s video for her song, “Fancy.”

Lily:  Oh, yeah!

Jessica:  It is a total throwback to the movie, “Clueless.”

Lily:  I just realized that. I’ve heard that song on the radio so many times. It’s so catchy. I love it.

Jessica:  It is very catchy. I’m not so sure how I feel about her. I just don’t know if she’s authentic. I know she’s Australian…

Lily:  Yeah.

Jessica:  ... which is so bizarre that she does rap.

Lily:  But I kind of love it, though. It’s so funny to me how all of these random people are coming into the mainstream and doing really interesting things with music today.

Jessica:  Exactly. I wonder who her influences are. Because at first I thought it was Nicki Minaj.

Lily:  It does kind of sound like that. I think this is one of the great things about the US music scene is we’re always really interested in finding and importing different cultural things from different countries. And taking that and just melding it in with our own stuff.

Jessica:  Well, she’s definitely a huge hit here.

Lily:  Totally. I love that song.

 

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Lily is really enjoying Iggy Azalea’s catchy songs. She loves her music video, which was a throwback to an old movie. Even though it seems a little bizarre that a woman from Australia is so popular in the American music scene, Lily thinks it’s great that Iggy is melding two different cultures.

Jessica agrees that Iggy’s music is fun, but she’s not sure if Iggy is authentic. Since hip-hop has roots in America, Jessica isn’t sure that her music can be real hip-hop. She wonders who Iggy’s influences are and agrees that Iggy has become a big hit in the US.

Do you listen to Iggy Azalea? What do you think about an Australian woman in the hip-hop music scene?

 

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

She amaging love her vice she sing like a angl.

12:35 PM Nov 02 2015 |

Anika_Icecream

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

In fact I used to hate her since I’ve seen a interview of her and i’v found out how  perfect she is.



Her accent and the way she sings and use the words is really fantastic. And her name is


really unique شکلکهای مژی جوووووون


09:10 AM Jul 27 2015 |

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Mr_khaled

United Arab Emirates

Hi

12:04 AM Jun 14 2015 |

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princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like the way she says the words.

08:28 AM Apr 15 2015 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

She is a good rapper but I prefer Nicky Minaj…


Here you are I introduce to you the new Indonesian queen rapper

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js8_TQh_Ubk

05:56 AM Feb 16 2015 |

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imtiaz433

imtiaz433

Pakistan

Never heard of her before nor listen to any song of her. but She is really Cute and pretty lady.. i think i must listen to her songs anyhow.. :D :D

09:53 AM Feb 15 2015 |

akashgehlot

India

hi 


07:35 AM Feb 15 2015 |

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kimmilinlein

Mexico

I love da gurl! definitely da gurl has talent :P 

09:32 PM Feb 14 2015 |

citlembik

citlembik

Turkey

Eminem is the best!

05:28 PM Feb 14 2015 |

sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hey !


I like her , she is wonderful .


I think she is the biggest thing to ever happen to Australian hip-hop


Fancy, Problems, and her other singles like  Work , are as friendly as they come.


But u cant compare her with Nicki , she is better .

11:41 AM Feb 14 2015 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

no .i haven’t listened to her,,,its my forst time knowing about her..


i think its not amazing,,thats it.

03:13 AM Feb 14 2015 |

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It is the first time i hear about Iggy Azalea,but  i think she is not authentic either because she is come from the origin.

11:42 AM Feb 13 2015 |

TOPO

TOPO

Panama

she has the flow…and the style…


looks like a rimbow…she catch you a smile…


nobady know…how she broke the line…


keep that in mind….


.........

10:58 AM Feb 13 2015 |

mojtaba

mojtaba

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

@julito


If you say so,☺

10:03 AM Feb 13 2015 |

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dodgewiper

dodgewiper

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Wow, A woman who does rap is like nothing but a woman who does rap :)

09:31 AM Feb 13 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

@julito, I’ve just checked her music video “Fancy” on YouTube and I 100 percent agree with you.

08:34 AM Feb 13 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

And Eminem is 43. Could you believe it?! He looks like 23!!!

04:33 AM Feb 13 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

She sings well, but the words just not reaching your soul. Eminem is a rapper and he managed both. She is a good singer for youth.

04:28 AM Feb 13 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

@mojtaba


if you as yet haven`t    listened to Iggy`s Azalea rap music then you haven`t lost  much. I did wanted to know what the buzz is with her   and  went on line to hear her ” singing ” or   mumbling, if you prefer.    Definetely , rap music  looks as though it is not  our style of music .If others like rap music it is ok with me ,go for it !!! Personally,  I prefer softer music  ,at least at this stage of my life .       

02:17 AM Feb 13 2015 |

mojtaba

mojtaba

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I don’t listened to her music yet,too,you know I don’t like this style music.I prefer listen to our classic music

01:34 AM Feb 13 2015 |

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