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Iggy Azalea finds her footing

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 01:16

Apr 11 - The Australian rapper prepares to release her debut album. Alicia Powell reports.

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After several edits, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea says her debut album is finally ready. SOUNDBITE: Iggy Azalea, rapper, saying (English): "It feels really good to finally have my album come out, it got pushed back four times, so I think that's been really beneficial, because I've been able to re-work it a few times, and so I think it's still definitely relevant to my life." Following the release of her album "The New Classic," Azalea is scheduled to go on the road for a 14 city tour and Chicago's Lollapalooza festival in August. The singer says her success came after many dead-ends. And after realizing she was going to have better luck partnering with likeminded musicians. SOUNDBITE: Iggy Azalea, rapper, saying (English): "Find people that want to make their things heard, and collaborate with those people that are on your level instead of 'let me try and get Timbaland,' that won't help you - I did that approach so much, trying to get my music to somebody higher than me, trying to get a better rapper than me. Those things do not work - find original people at the same level as you, and create something that's new and different, that's what works." "The New Classic" is set for release on April 22.

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Iggy Azalea finds her footing

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 01:16