Like everyone else, Ad-Rock has an opinion on Iggy Azalea. But unlike everyone else, the Beastie Boys member is actually in a prime position to address the controversial Australian rapper considering his group faced similar accusations of cultural appropriation when they were active.
When asked his thoughts on Azalea, in a new interview with The Daily Beast, Ad-Rock didn’t hold back.
“She sounds like Da Brat. I can’t say too much because I’ve heard literally one song of hers, and it’s not for me. I was gonna say it’s awful, and it is awful. But what do I know? It’s sold like 20 billion records, so people like it. I don’t care, more than anything.”
“[The jury] weren’t allowed to hear the song in the case but they saw the charts for it, and if you’re basing a legal case on drum patterns and bass notes, it’s a billion songs!” he said. “It’s a simple 4/4 drum pattern that every rap, rock, everything, uses.”