Iggy Azalea – “The New Classic”

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Updated: September 2, 2014

Iggy Azalea – “The New Classic”

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Iggy Azalea is bold; bold that is for naming her two year delayed debut album, “The New Classic”. “The New Classic” isn’t, well a classic at all. Iggy gained recognition in 2011 with her sexually controversial song ‘Pu$$y’ and ‘Two Times’ went viral on YouTube and soon became affiliated with T.I. In 2012, she became the first female to grace the cover of Hip-Hop’s go-to magazine, XXL.

Just like any debut album, there is going to be flaws. Don’t get me wrong. It did spawn three hits and despite all of the mixed reviews, it held down at No.3 on the Billboard chart. With all the different facets ranging from Southern Hip-Hop to EDM that it so desperately tries to make, you would see how it would confuse its listeners.

‘Walk the Line’ puts it into motion with an amazing opener that hypes you up for something serious, but falls very flat lyrically. It’s clear that Iggy Azalea doesn’t have the best lyrical talent, but somehow her stylish flow of stressing words keeps it a float through some of its tracks.

The lead single, ‘Work’ is by far the only single that is close to Hip-Hop showing her struggles of her being broke and sixteen in Miami and not something sugary like ‘Fancy’, which has pretty much jettisoned her to fame. It does have notable tracks worth listening to: ‘Don’t Need Y’all’, a very Drake-like song, ‘Fuck Love’, and ‘Lady Patra’, which features Movado.

“The New Classic” is not a terrible album; it’s just not consistent. Iggy Azalea obviously has the talent of being a good rapper, but there’s just no depth to that Hip-Hop. There’s not much for listeners to connect with. She continually raps about being fancy, but lacks of showing her identity. This album could have been stronger if she told more about her struggles than just rapping about being a bad bitch. Hopefully Azalea can grow into a stronger artist and not just another lame gimmick.

Iggy Azalea – Fancy

 

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