The speculation behind which record label rapper Iggy Azalea would sign to has ended. The Australian rhymer announced earlier today that she is officially signed to Interscope Records.
Rumors had been swirling that she would join the Def Jam roster, but Azalea took to Twitter to set the record straight. “Interscope, if you were wondering,” she tweeted. Azalea also revealed the title of her highly anticipated debut. “Album in june entitled ‘Fawk your life’ nah…. not realllyyyy its called ‘The New Classic’.’
Never one to downplay her talents, Azalea praised her music, while giving a shout out to her new boss, label head Jimmy Iovine. “Get used to me + jimmy smashing Shyte, cause thats the plan.”
We spoke with the 21-year-old about her nomination for a spot on the coveted XXL 2012 Freshman Class, where she revealed that the opening of this year would bring a record deal. Azalea recently had dinner with Def Jam VP Bu Thiam, furthering speculation that a Def Jam deal was imminent, but it appears that Interscope was the victor in a possible bidding war.
The industry has been buzzing about Azalea for everything from her eclectic fashion sense, her romance with fellow newcomer A$AP Rocky, and even minting her as competition for the game’s current top-selling female rapper, Nicki Minaj. The Hip-Hop world will have to wait for the June release of The New Classic to see if she can translate her online popularity into album sales.