The New Classic

I love Iggy. There, I said it. I feel like saying that to certain people somehow discredits my love for hip hop or music. There’s a ton of controversy that surrounds Iggy, whether its that she doesn’t write her own music, she fakes an accent or she’s appropriating another culture. I don’t necessarily think she’s going out and trying to steal from the black culture, I think she’s like me and this is the music she grew up with and it’s what she’s passionate about. However, I think some of her comments and the fact she’s quick to react to the hatred out there in long rants can be misconstrued.

Amethyst Amelia Kelly (born 7 June 1990), better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea, is an Australian recording artist and model from Mullumbimby, New South Wales. She left for the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music, first residing in Miami, Florida, and then other parts of the southern United States, including Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.

Iggy first gained recognition after the music videos for her controversial songs “Pu$$y” and “Two Times”, went viral on YouTube. In September 2011, she released her debut mixtape Ignorant Art and subsequently aligned herself with Atlanta-based rapper T.I.. In March 2012, T.I. announced Azalea’s signing to his record label imprint Grand Hustle. In July of that year, she released an EP executive-produced by T.I., titled Glory. Also in 2012, Azalea became both the first female and the first non-American rapper to be featured on XXL’s annual Top 10 Freshmen cover issue.

After label conflicts, her debut studio album The New Classic was finally released on 21 April 2014, under Virgin EMI and Def Jam Recordings. The album debuted among the top five of several charts worldwide and received generally mixed reviews. “Fancy” went on to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, with Azalea becoming only the fourth solo female rapper ever to top the Hot 100.


The New Classic

Iggy Azalea

Side One

Walk the Line
Don’t Need Y’all
100 feat. Watch the Duck
Change Your Life feat. T.I.

Side Two

Fancy feat. Charli XCX
New Bitch
Impossible is Nothing

Side Three

Black Widow feat. Rita Ora
Lady Patra feat. Mavado
F**k Love

Side Four

Just Askin’

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