Label: Island Def Jam
Bold album titles are nothing new in rap. From Get Rich or Die Tryin’ to Watch the Thone, artists have used album titles to make a statement before the statement. In that regard, Australia's Iggy Azalea is pulling no punches with the title to her forthcoming major label debut, The New Classic.
Since “Pu$$y” made the online rounds in 2011, there’s been excitement about the tall blonde rapper's first full-length—a buzz that has grown steadily along the way thanks to signing with T.I.’s Hustle Gang and the release of 2012's Glory EP. The New Classic offers Iggy an opportunity to finally cement a spot in the game. She has claimed that the album is finished, and that Island Def Jam has delayed its release, which is now tentatively scheduled for March. —Adam Fleischer