Thursday 14 March 2013

Iggy Azalea - Work

N.B Not to be confused with Azealia Banks.

So far, it’s Iggy Azalea’s ass that’s been getting the most attention.  Sure, Work is the Australian rapper's comment on women using sex appeal to find success (“Valley girls giving blow-jobs for Louboutins, what’cha call that? Head over heels?”), but when people are more concerned with your body than your music you know something’s not quite right.  Though I guess that’s the irony, right?  Azalea’s style is like Nicki Minaj meets Ke$ha – she might be white, but musically she adds little to the genre of female rap.

But then there’s that beat; the “work work work” chorus hook; the easy flow and delivery; the aggressive sexuality.  It might not be novel, but you’d be hard pressed not to get your grind on when the beats kicks in.  Love it or hate it, it’s clear that Iggy Azalea is a name we’ll be hearing a lot more of before the year’s end.


Listen: Work is released on 17th March, whilst her upcoming debut LP 'The New Classic' is yet to receive a release date.