Luke James serenaded us with his vocal stylings in last week’s Burning Up feature but now The Lava Lizard will introduce you to his extreme opposite. Iggy Azalea has roared into the music scene as the latest addition to the female Hip-Hop movement and judging by the buzz across the industry, she is primed to go further than many of her peers.
The 21-year old Azalea was born in Australia and perfected her rap skills by listening to the material of Tupac, Kanye West and Andre 3000. Following the release of her ‘Ignorant Art’ mixtape in September 2011, she captured the attention of music executives at Island Def Jam but she eventually signed with Interscope Records, thus joining the ranks of Eminem and Lady Gaga at the label.
However, don’t expect Azalea to follow the Hip-Pop antics of Nicki Minaj. Rather, she drops rhymes similar to a young Foxy Brown or Eve as her focus remains on lyrics instead of wacky voices and cartoonish antics.
Watch Azalea’s video for ‘The Last Song’ below:
Azalea is the type of female rapper that industry needs at this point. She is remarkably talented and regardless of her obvious sex appeal, her lyrics are the main focus of her artistry. At least, for now, we won’t have to worry about her donning a pink wig, making random noises on a track and calling it “rap.”
Bonus: listen to Azalea’s raunchy ‘Pu$$y’ from ‘Ignorant Art’ below: