The New Classic is the debut studio album by Australian recording artist Iggy Azalea. The album was released on 21 April 2014, under Island Records, and affiliated record labels. Azalea came to prominence after releasing her debut mixtape Ignorant Art and subsequently aligning herself with American rapper T.I. and his Hustle Gang imprint. Azalea first mentioned plans for the album in December 2011 but after numerous delays and label conflicts, Azalea eventually secured herself a record contract through Island Def Jam Music Group (now defunct). .