Australian bred, Atlanta crafted, “The New Classic”
Daniel Bell, Managing Editor
On April 14, 2014 on of the albums I was most anticipating this year was released. “The New Classic” by Miss Amethyst Amelia Kelly better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea. Australian bred, Atlanta crafted, Iggy brings new life and a southern drawl to a seemingly generic mainstream hip-hop album.
In an interview with Hunger magazine Azalea reveals her stage name was crafted the same way most of us came up with funny fake names on the schoolyard, her first pet was a dog named Iggy and the street she grew up on was Azalea.
Having already been a huge fan of the singles Azalea has been steadily pumping out I had ridiculously high hopes for the album. I was not let down. The album has equal parts “chill-out” tunes as well as insane club beats. She even adopts a Jamaican patois on “Lady Patra” a throwback dance-hall song.
This album has a bit of everything for every one. Azalea definitely shows her knowledge of the rap game with references to Biggie Smalls and Nas, and showcases her talents with her aggressive line delivery.
The standout songs on the album are Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora), Fancy (feat. Charli XCX), Goddess, and Work. Work is something that has definitely been put in to this album. Eagerly anticipating the arrival of this album has had me checking Iggy’s social media sites often, and upon every visit there was always some new update about her excessive time in the studio crafting this album.
After our long grueling winter here in Pennsylvania, “The New Classic” ushers in summertime feelings like no other. Picking up a copy now will give you the opportunity to learn the songs you’re undoubtedly going to be hearing on the radio this year.