Iggy Azalea – “S.t.S. (Survive the Summer)” review

Iggy Azalea is a 28 year old rapper from Sydney, Australia who came up as a T.I. protege earlier this decade. She then signed to Def Jam Recordings in 2013 & dropped her debut album The New Classic the following year, which would go platinum. She’s been VERY quiet since then, but now she’s returning with her 2nd EP.

The title track kicks things off as Iggy gets confrontational over a piano & bass heavy instrumental that’s actually not bad while the next song “Tokyo Snow Trip” speaks on a coke addicted woman, the beat is boring as Hell & Iggy completely bites the Ying Yang Twins’ delivery from their classic club banger “Wait (The Whisper Song)”. The track “K.R.E.A.M. (Kash Rules Everything Around Me)” with Tyga is more of a bastardization of the iconic Wu-Tang Clan song “C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)” than it is a contest to see which of the 2 rappers attempting to stay relevant over a hyphy/trap fused instrumental. The song “Hey Iggy” is an egotistical brag about how hot she is over a bass-heavy trap instrumental with some dreamy synths while the track “Kawasaki” is a hilariously corny sex tune over an generically eerie trap beat. The nightmare finally ends with “OMG”, where Iggy & Wiz Khalifa brag about their wealth over a woodwind-infused trap beat.

As I completely expected, this is awful. It’s a really pitiful attempt at trying to stay relevant with it’s mostly generic production & the self-absorbed lyrical content

Score: 0.5/5

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