Back in 2012, a friend showed me one of Iggy Azalea’s first music videos. The song was an explicit ode to the female organ. No, seriously, the song is titled “Pu$$y.” It included memorable lines such as “Give me head, Abe Lincoln” and other ridiculous one liners that can go unmentioned.
From there, Azalea’s rise to stardom came rather quickly. Now just four years later, she has become a figure in pop music but a laughing stock on the Internet.
Her new single “Team,” released late last week, is her latest effort at proving her critics wrong.
The song crosses genres like EDM, Trap, and Hip-Hop to create a warped version of a radio pop track. With a plethora of producers and song writers credited, the song itself is confused as to what it is trying to be.
Azalea’s lyrics only make matters worse by attempting to encompass everything that is relatable to pop culture in the year 2016. With a delivery and flow eerily to that of Fetty Wap and references to Chance the Rapper to legendary composer Hans Zimmer are all thrown blindly into the song. It is almost as if Azalea wants you to prove her wordplay only to come up short.
Azalea also makes sure to give a shout out to celebrity Kylie Jenner, because nothing is more important than referencing a Kardashian. Just ask Kanye, he loves talking about them. The track closes with the bridge sampling Juvenile’s 1998 jam “Back That Azz Up,” a rather strange and random choice.
Make no mistake, the track will definitely become popular and chances are you’ll be hearing “Team” a lot this summer. Just like Azalea’s career whether you like or dislike her, you will not be able to escape it.
Artist: Iggy Azalea
Label: Def Jam
Release Date: Jan. 8, 2016