Iggy Azalea dropped her slightly delayed EP, titled 'Glory' earlier this week- a six track lick of what’s to come on her debut album 'The New Classic' out later this year. After having relatively low expectations after a string of mediocre leaks featuring the Australian rapper I have to say that 'Glory' is much better than previously expected.
The EP is anchored by the T.I assisted; finger snappin’ “Murda Bizness”, which is incredibly listenable yet in no way incredible. Iggy adorns the standard “thugstress” dialect, spitting how lesser bitches "divide their legs, I divide the pie", along with how she’s “the first of [her] kind” while Azalea’s label boss breezily pops in, only to briefly reiterate everything she’s already stated.
4 out of 6 of the songs feature guest spots by various artists. Mike Posner sings the chorus on the sensual and borderline filthy bedroom anthem “Flash” ("you make me wanna fuck white girls again"), B.O.B on the organised synth-mess “Millionaire Misfits”, Pusha T. and of course T.I on the lead single. It begs the question as to whether Azalea feels the need to lean on the support of others to make her music listenable. We all know that rap is a genre that usually features multiple guest artists on a tracklist, occasionally 3, 4 or even 5 on the same song. However this EP is supposed to be a chance for those to get acquainted with the sticky Iggy as she attempts to set herself up for a huge official debut later on in 2012.
Glory ranges from the good, to the the generic, to the downright dirty. Showing that the artist in question is almost straddling the fence, trying to make a name for herself among the array of current rap mistresses, while almost slipping into bland territory in the process.
Key Tracks: Murda Bizness, Flash