Artist of the Week: Iggy Azalea
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The Australian rapper is ready to prove that she's still a strong contender in the female rap game as her highly-anticipated EP 'Survive the Summer' will due out on August 3.

AceShowbiz - Iggy Azalea has a big year ahead of her. The Australian rapper is more than ready to prove that she's still a strong contender in the female rap game as her highly-anticipated extended play "Survive the Summer" will be released on August 3.

Talking about her forthcoming effort in an interview, Iggy described the project as a "nod to more of my beginning-type sounds. It's way heavier rap, it's grimier, aggressive, twerkable... very sexy." She added, "It's summer. Summer is hot and sexy and aggressive -- you go out with your friends and you have a good time, you have romances, you have crazy adventures."

The first single, "Kream" featuring Tyga, was released on July 6. The song was originally meant to just act as a promotional single before it went viral across the internet. It even received positive reviews from music critics. Jami Velevski of Amplify heaps praise on the song, noting, "The use of bold words and sound effect throughout the tracks background really pushes for a strong emphasis on particular lyrics in the track, highlighting a deeper insight for listeners."

"Kream" also did well on music charts, peaking at No. 14 on Australian Artist Singles. It additionally peaked at No. 11 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs Sales and topped Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. The music video was released on the same day and was dubbed one of the best music videos which was released that week. It surpassed 20 million views less than six days after its release.

Along with the release of the lead single, Iggy unveiled a promotional single entitled "Tokyo Snow Trip". Iggy said of the Bedrock-produced song, "It's about a b***h doing coke and being a f***ing liar a** crazy b***h. It's not about me doing any."

"Survive the Summer" is available for pre-order.

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