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Iggy Azalea set to release The New Classic follow-up under new independent label: Bad Dreams

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Since the early 10s, Iggy Azalea has been around, making her way into the music business after moving out of Sydney, Australia when she was just sixteen-years-old. Two thoughts: Moving to another country at sixteen without your parents or your family is bold and dangerous, and I’ve been to Sydney, Australia. That’s not a simple flight. It takes nearly a full day to complete, so I could only imagine what went through her head then, and what goes through it now. It is such a rare and incredible occurrence.

After much success from her 2014 breakout track ‘Fancy’ featuring Charli XCX, and facing the music for accusations of being someone who appropriates Southern Black culture by using a “Southern US rap drawl” when she raps on records but speaks with an Australian accent. As a result, Iggy Azalea has endured her share of backlash for it, sparred in online feuds with trolls and fellow rapper, Azealia Banks. Four years later, the Pop-Rap star announced she part ways with Island Records, which means she will have creative control over her work and will own her masters for her new music, moving forward.

What is she up to today? If you were online over the weekend, there’s a good chance you’ve seen articles about Iggy Azalea’s rumoured engagement to AWGE artist, Playboi Carti. The speculations come in time as the Australian rapper, formerly engaged to Nick Young and linked to A$AP Rocky, shares her new single ‘Just Wanna’ about what I like to call intimate preference from her forthcoming independent debut album ‘In My Defense’.

She doesn’t have any features on the album, an upheld achievement in the Hip-Hop community should you be able to hold your own. If you’re in Los Angeles on July 19, see her live with special guest, Vanessa Vanjie at the Fonda Theatre. Find the album tracklisting below.

In My Defense Tracklisting

1. Thanks I Get
2. Clap Back
3. Sally Walker
4. Hoemita
5. Started
6. Spend It
7. F**k It Up
8. Big Bag
9. Comme Des Garcons
10. Freak of the Week
11. Just Wanna
12. I Know

Written by Richardine Bartee

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