In the MTV Iggy Hall of Fame, we honor the megastars we discovered back when they were just starting out. When no one knew what to make of that British Punjabi R&B singer, or those pan-Asian rappers, or that group fusing traditional Colombian cumbia to an electrifying new sound — we fell in love and covered these artists nonstop.
Now that they’re industry giants, we’d like to pay tribute, and pat ourselves on the back for a discovery well done.
Double entendres are common in song lyrics, but Gyptian’s summer 2010 megahit, “Hold Yuh” pulled off the neat trick of being both sweetly innocent...See Profile
La Vida Bohème
Who else but this quartet of recent teenagers from Venezuela could take one of the oldest catch-phrases in punk rock history and infuse it...See Profile
Yuna is conquering Malaysia with her acoustic guitar and winning folk pop tunes – enchanting listeners with the gentle warble in her voice, a...See Profile
Meet the fiercest ladies of K-pop. Korean girl group 2NE1 (pronounced “to anyone” or “twenty-one”) is something much more substantial than just pretty faces...See Profile
Of Indian and Punjabi heritage, London's Jay Sean might be the first Asian singer from the UK to dominate not only Britain's pop charts,...See Profile
Sometime late 2008, rap duo Das Racist released "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" onto Youtube. The song consisted of two guys repeating "I'm...See Profile
They call their sound “psychedelic cumbia,” and we called them a “freight train at full speed” at SXSW...and it’s all true. Whatever you’ve heard...See Profile
Far East Movement
"Breaking into the hip hop world isn't easy for anyone. So when a few East Asian homeboys started posting up flyers and hustling to...See Profile