Aussie-bred rapper Iggy Azalea has worn a ton of masks in her quick career. She came up a hard-spitting mixtape rapper, turned up on the dance floor with Charli XCX and Steve Aoki, went from "Pu$$y" to pop with Rita Ora and Jennifer Lopez, and now, she's back on her down-tempo dirt with Tyga on 2018 summer hit "Kream."
All the while, it turns out she's been cooking something up with UK producer DJ Fresh. Azalea recently opened up to Idolator about she and the "Earthquake" co-producer's trials to get a track on wax. The pair have been swapping tunes and verses back and forth for about five years.
"That man has sent me beats, and I’ll be like, 'Oh, I don’t really like this one' or 'not quite,'" she says. "Sometimes he’ll send me something and I’ll love it, and I’ll send back a verse and he’ll be like, 'No, I don’t love the verse. I’ll pass.' We have tried to collaborate like four or five times, once a year or once every two years since probably about 2013, he has sent me something. Then finally he sent me this song, and I was like, 'Yes, this is the one.' So I wrote my verse and he liked this one and it worked out."
Azalea isn't trying to make any exact statement, but she thinks the tune will see full release in August.
"I’m really excited for that," she continues. "I really like the music DJ Fresh makes. I like the EDM sound still and I always will like those electronic elements. I think it’s good for me to collaborate with him, because it gives me a chance to go back into that world without it having to be on my project. It gives me the freedom to keep things very rap heavy and aggressive on my own project, but do something still in that other lane that I like so much."
Read the full interview with Azalea via Idolator.