“Started” proves that Iggy Azalea is back to the top of her game and ready to take the crown back!
I don’t want to dwell too much on Azalea’s past, but her fall from grace was quick and messy, but that downward spiral became an incline with the release of the brilliant “Sally Walker” in March – can we just give huge props to the music video!
Lyrically, “Started” is the usual kind of bravado-filled jam to expect from the star, claiming that she is that bitch, and honestly, we can’t disagree right now – even if some of the lyrics are sketchy “he be blowin’ me up, like a fucking balloon.”
The production, trap mixed with classic hip-hop, during the verses gives me “Black Widow” vibes but that doesn’t matter, because from start to finish this song is a bop that will get you going whether you’re driving your car or you’re at a club.
The chorus will be stuck in your head from first listen, whether you hate the song or not.
I started from the bottom and now I’m rich/I got in my bag and I ain’t looked back since/I started to say sorry, but fuck that shit/You started out hatin’, now you love my drip.
We can’t review the track without talking about its visuals…Azalea has always delivered stellar music videos, but this one is exquisite, high quality, high concept and it features two drag queens, Trixie Mattel and Misssss Vanjie (Vanessa Vanjie Mateo).
Officially welcome back to the big leagues Azalea.
Check the track out below and let us know what you think in the comments!