Is Iggy Azalea’s new album a new classic?
Iggy Azalea is a lot to process. She is a stunning porcelain complected leggy blonde Wilhemina model who raps like a ratchet world star hip hop hood rat (Sharkisha no!). She’s confident, bragadocious and very vocal. She named her new album The New Classic for Pete’s sake. But if our president is a black man why can’t one of our favorite rappers be a white woman?
Once you get passed all that you discover the spirit of hustler that transcends race and origin. After interviewing Iggy at a time where I’d consider her pretty early in her career I quickly realized she is a boss.
You can tell by the music videos she has released that she takes her brand and image very seriously and more importantly has set a standard for herself she is unwilling to compromise. That’s rare in this day and age of 5D cameras and slashed video budgets.
I can describe The New Classic in one word. Balanced. The right amount of trap, pop, honesty, fantasy, masculinity and femininity. Not every track is for everyone but as a whole you’ll have more than enough to satisfy your rap-itite. With only a few features Iggy doesn’t need much support. While The New Classic is not a project I wouldn’t consider a classic it is a solid album and I mean album as in a complete body of work not a collection of tracks.
I give Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic 4 outta 5.