After Jill Scott and Eve weighed in on the ongoing discussion of cultural appropriation in hip-hop last week and targeted Iggy Azalea's "blaccent" as an example of her lacking originality, the Australian rapper has responded.
It's easy to fix San Francisco singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt with trendy, obscure labels. Lo-fi/garage-rock vet Tim Presley launched Birth Records just to release the then-5-year-old songs on Pratt's acclaimed eponymous 2012 debut.
Self-professed "Brooklyn country" evangelists The Lone Bellow arrived on the scene in 2013 with a rootsy self-titled debut. With harmonies borrowed from Fleetwood Mac and gravitas borrowed from The Band, it was instantly lumped in with groups like Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and Edward Sharpe.
Tom DeLonge wanted Blink-182 to exist as a legacy act, while Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker wanted it to be an active, living, breathing entity competing with the Paramores and Fall Out Boys of the world for pop-punk relevancy.