BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jun 03, 2015
Sonita Alizadeh was just fifteen when her parents told her she going to be sold into an arranged marriage. It’s a sickening reality many young girls face in developing countries, where one in three will marry before age eighteen. Terrified of becoming a part of that statistic, Sonita resisted – by rapping. In a recent interview with PRI, she told her story.
She grew up in Tehran, where a non-profit organization taught children things like photography and music. It was here that her passion for rapping would begin: “Rap music let’s you tell your story to other people. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 29, 2014
“Have you ever been to Paris? Neither have I. Neither have I.”
Those are still the lyrics to Lizzo’s LIZZOBANGERS track, “Paris,” but they are not longer true for the rapper, whose debut album was named #1 Album of 2013 by us here at BUST.
With roots in Houston and Detroit, but now based in the Twin Cities, Lizzo told Jay-Z’s Life+Times that when she wrote the song, she had never in fact been to Paris. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Apr 23, 2014
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who notoriously has one of the most talked about lady-butts on the Internet, has to tone-down her fan interaction due to pervy finger-banging attempts. Azalea released her debut album The New Classic yesterday and appeared on the Hot 97 morning show to promote it. The bros of the show were evidently more interested in her behavior in the bedroom then her music… but that’s another story.
Azalea revealed that she had to stop crowd surfing because people of multiple attempts of sexual assault, and she is so not okay with it. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
in Eat Me
on Sep 13, 2013
In the biggest "Wait...what?" of the past 15 minutes, the rapper 2 Chainz has written a cookbook oh-so-cleverly titled #MEAL TIME. The cookbook pairs hearty southern-style dishes with your favorite 2 Chainz songs. I know, it doesn't really make sense...but it looks TASTY!!!
Normally, I would be ranting about the absurdity of a book instructing me to "Put on my Versace apron" as the first step to making Teriyaki Salmon, but look at this picture:
Now, under the pretense of irony, I will probably read the cookbook (and enjoy it way too much). Read More