After a long wait Iggy Azalea has finally released her debut album “the new classic”. From jumping between being signed to T.I’s Grand Hustle to Interscope there has been quite a wait for Iggy fans to hear this album.
Throughout this album Iggy talks a lot about her struggles and this is evident in the albums opening tracks Walk The Line and Don’t Need Y’all. Personally I find this quite refreshing to hear about an artists struggle they had coming through. The album has quite a chilled laid back start but that quickly changes in 100 where it’s a bit more up tempo and pop friendly nonetheless Iggy flows very well over this track and is a personal favourite of mine.
The rapper has always varied her style by singing in her songs and this is evident throughout this album and she shines in Impossible Is Nothing where she delivered a monster of a chorus and speaking of chorus’ much was speculated of a Katy Perry penned track for this album and Rita Ora smashed the feature and I have no doubt that Black Widow will so very well in the UK.
The feel of the album however is changed on a dancehall vibe track Lady Patra which features Mavado which is a good song but doesn’t necessarily fit the overall sound of the album.
Overall the album may not be a classic but it is a solid debut album for Iggy and will no doubt please her fans. I do think however her sophomore album may well could be the album in which she solidify herself in the game.
Tracks to listen too- 100, Impossible Is Nothing, Black Widow, Don’t Need Y’all.