Iggy Azalea sets the bar as a woman rapper

Who said white girls can’t rap?

Australian-native Iggy Azalea put that stereotype to rest as when her debut album “The New Classic” dropped on April 22.

According to iTunes, her debut single “Fancy” feat. Charli XCX made No. 91 on the iTunes Charts.

Her album embodied an eclectic mix of music closely reflecting the work of artists that share in this different sound.

Although she can’t quite compare to seasoned artists yet, musical masterminds such as Mike Will, Outkast, Kanye West, Ludacris, Eve and Gwen Stefani likely influenced the beats, acoustics and instrumentals in this album.

With a brilliant mix of many music genres, any listeners can find a way to “keep on turning it up” during the summer break. Having fun like they were still going hard at Coachella or twerking with Miley Cyrus at a concert.

Collaborations included rapper T.I., Rita Ora, Charli XCX, Mavado, and dubstep group Watch the Duck. Each artist sound helped diversify and solidify her unique voice as a rap artist.

The variety of “bangers” (hard-hitting songs) created an extraordinary vibe that encompassed a mix of bounce, alternative, south beach and west coast rap. Although the songs were upbeat, it mostly provided fans an insight to her life.

Songs like “Work” and “Impossible is Nothing” gave background to who she was, who she is and where she is headed.

Being a self-proclaimed hustler at the age of 16, Azalea gathered her belongings and moved to Miami alone to explore, live, and search for a better life.

“I know pressure make diamonds so I threw ’em off in this chain” as she spit the verse in her song “Walk the Line.”

A diamond in the rough is what some call a person with a heart full of gold who grew from harsh conditions. She learned to walk alone in her journey to America and took listeners on that bumpy ride with every verse.

Although life obstacles made situations harder for her, she just kept “living, breathing, climbing and reaching” her goals regardless if the world didn’t see it.

She said in an interview on Hard Knock TV that, “you can never know what people are going through. It could be paradise and you can still be completely miserable.”

It was apparent her passion for the musical art form has turned her story into a hard-hitting freshman album.

Every song on “The New Classic” album presents a new wing within the ever-changing hip-hop diaspora.