Iggy Azalea’s New Album Is Produced Entirely By D.R.U.G.S.
No one could claim that Iggy Azalea has had an easy year. After a 2014 that saw massive hits and a litany of awards-show nominations, the Australian rapper has had hangup after hangup since the calendar turned. From heated Twitter wars with Azealia Banks and other rappers to the endless accusations of cultural appropriation, from cancelled tours to spats with Britney Spears, from rumors dogging her engagement to scrapped LPs, Iggy hasn't been able to build any momentum. But now, the one-time XXL Freshman appears to have gotten a bit of a foothold. The Daily Mail caught up with the "Fancy" star as she walked through the Delta terminal at LAX; she revealed that her entire sophomore set will be produced by D.R.U.G.S., the collective that handled her 2012 breakthrough mixtape Ignorant Art.
“It’s been super cool working with my old friends," Iggy said of the Ty Dolla $ign-led group that helmed her early his "Pu$$y." D.R.U.G.S. (Dirty Rotten Underground Sound) began with Ty and Chordz 3D, but later expanded to include as many as five other beatsmiths: Buddah, Nate 3D, James Koo, Fuego and DJ Dahi, who has since blossomed into a full-fledged star. Despite the many aforementioned stumbling blocks that 2015 has thrown her way, Azalea faced one of her biggest challenges recently, at the hands of her one-time mentor. During a radio interview, T.I. said that he was no longer working with the Aussie, an announcement that seemed to take her by surprise. Iggy took to Twitter to clarify that she's still signed to Grand Hustle. It remains to be seen which label will press her forthcoming record.