The New Classic (Bonus Tracks, Explicit)
by Iggy Azalea
Released: Apr 2014
Label: Def Jam Recordings
I'm a fancy b*tch, but I'm ratchet," announces Iggy Azalea on "100." Glad she reminded us. Since landing a spot on XXL's Freshman list, the Aussie émigré was becoming better known for her modeling contracts, at least until a "Fancy" collaboration with electro-pop shouter Charli XCX got traction. Her New Classic sounds like any classic -- it's produced and buffed into a mono-pop sheen, with Azalea's quirkily accented raps and various shots at haters (see "Don't Need Y'all" and "Goddess") to distinguish it. As she says on Black Widow," "I'm gonna love you 'til it hurts.