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April 2, 2014 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Iggy Azalea channels Alicia Silverstone in a Clueless homage Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea [previously] channels Alicia Silverstone in this homage to Amy Heckerling's 90s Emma remake Clueless This video (along with the cinematic BOUNCE) appears to have catapulted Iggy into the mainstream in a big way.
posted by NiteMayr (16 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
What other Rapper is "coming up" or at least is just sort of Making it? Hopsin comes to mind as someone who is just sort of edging into the national scene (even while being fabulously popular in some circles already)
posted by NiteMayr at 8:43 AM on April 2


"Why should I listen to you, anyway? You're a virgin who can't drive rap!"
posted by Rangeboy at 8:46 AM on April 2 [3 favorites]


@Rangeboy that brought a very large smile to my face.

On a side note, I showed the movie in question to my Daughter just so that we could watch "Fancy" and she would get the reference. I hadn't expected it; but she LOVED Clueless. It was a great bonding moment for us.
posted by NiteMayr at 8:50 AM on April 2 [1 favorite]


I've heard the song a bunch before, but had no idea what the video looked like, I'm impressed at how far they took the movie homage and ran with it. Must have been expensive for the record company to go all out on this for a non-mainstream name, no?
posted by mathowie at 8:53 AM on April 2


Iggy is from Oz, but I'd consider her more of an American rapper than an Australian one since all of her work was done in the States, and is dramatically different from the piss poor 'rap' they have in oz.

appears to have catapulted Iggy into the mainstream in a big way.

Seems you missed "work" and "murda bizness" from the past few years.
posted by hal_c_on at 9:40 AM on April 2 [1 favorite]


Having Charli XCX in it too certainly doesn't hurt the ability to hit mainstream listeners/viewers.

Great track.
posted by inigo2 at 9:41 AM on April 2


She's perhaps much bigger outside of the US? Definitely a big enough name in the UK for justifying the spend on the video.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:26 AM on April 2 [1 favorite]


It's 2014. Why are we still rhyming "crazy" with "Swayze"?
posted by ColdChef at 10:38 AM on April 2 [1 favorite]


It's catchy, the production is pretty good. Tho her affected accent when she is rapping does nothing to differentiate her from her peers. She's certainly no Lady Sovereign, who doesn't get nearly the recognition she deserves.
posted by MrBobaFett at 10:42 AM on April 2 [2 favorites]


What's the deal with the accent?

Is that a deliberate style choice, or is sort of a subconscious carry over from listening to American rap?

It's a little weird when it slips on the occasional word.
posted by madajb at 10:48 AM on April 2 [2 favorites]


No CNN scene reenactment? No comment.

(it's an awesome video)
posted by Bwithh at 11:06 AM on April 2


Man, "Clueless" revivals are huge this year. We just saw the Peaches Christ-helmed drag reproduction at the Castro Theater in San Francisco (promo video).
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel at 12:50 PM on April 2


What's the deal with the accent?

She came up in Atlanta via TI so she raps with a southern twang.
posted by PenDevil at 2:21 PM on April 2


My knowledge of rap is severely limited. Is her ability to rap particularly good or groundbreaking outside of the fact that she is a hot blonde?

It is a cute homage to Clueless, but I have no idea if her performance is really any good. It is catchy, but pop generally is.

After reading her wiki page, her stage name is literally her "porn name"(childhood pet and childhood street)?
posted by Badgermann at 5:14 PM on April 2


My knowledge of rap is severely limited. Is her ability to rap particularly good or groundbreaking outside of the fact that she is a hot blonde? It is a cute homage to Clueless, but I have no idea if her performance is really any good. It is catchy, but pop generally is.

Kinda both. Also she's from down under.
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 5:17 PM on April 2


After reading her wiki page, her stage name is literally her "porn name"(childhood pet and childhood street)?
posted by Badgermann at 14:14 on April 3 [+] [!]


Whats that about glass houses?
posted by hal_c_on at 1:56 PM on April 3


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