T.I. has confirmed that Iggy Azalea is now an official part of the Grand Hustle team and although the Australia rapper is still in the early stages of crafting her debut album The New Classic, she dropped the lead single “Murda Bizness” on Monday (March 26). The track includes a feature from none other than T.I. and production by Bei Maejor.
“Murda Bizness” finds Azalea spitting fiercely, picking up right where she left off on her Ignorant Art mixtape, rapping. “I kill pride, I hurt feelings/Click clack, bang bang, we in the murda bizness/My Outfit to murk bitches.”
In February Azalea told MTV News that she had jus linked up with Tip to work on her debut. “T.I.’s gonna be helping me with it, kind of A&R-ing, kind of executive producing,” she said. “He called me up like, ‘Please?’ and I was like, ‘Definitely. You’re Tip; I love you — of course.’ So he’s gonna be helping me out, just reaching out to people and helping me find production and pointing me in the direction of things that I might like.”
“In terms of writing the record, that’s not the part that really worries me; that’s easy,” Azalea added. “It’s finding the production and finding something cohesive that’s right for the direction of the album. It could happen next week or I might go until the end of February and not find it. You just never know when you’re gonna have that magic.”
The 21-year-old inked a new deal with Interscope Records in January.