Last year, it was revealed that Grand Hustle impresario T.I. had signed on to executive produce Iggy Azalea’s impending studio debut The New Classic. Now, in a recent interview with 16Bars.TV, the Australian rapper revealed that T.I. will no longer be working on the album’s production.
Iggy explained that her most recent EP Glory featured all of the tracks that she and T.I. worked on together when he was still serving as her debut’s executive producer. However, upon hearing the EP’s final product, both artists agreed that Iggy should go in a different direction with her sound.
“[T.I.]’s actually not [executive producing my album] anymore,” she said. “He was going to be, but originally…all the records that I had on Glory were supposed to be on The New Classic, and he executive produced what ended up being Glory. But as I was making it, I felt like, ‘This isn’t The New Classic; this is something else. It’s not the right sound.’ Not that it sounded bad, but it wasn’t what The New Classic is in my head…[i]t went good, it was an experience, but after, he said and I said it’s better if I just make my own music away [from him] because sometimes being around him, it influences the music I make to be a bit too much of a different sound…[it’s] not because I don’t love, because I love him.”
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