Iggy, Mavado hail Lady Patra
MAVADO is featured on The New Classic, latest album by hot Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. He collaborates with her on Lady Patra, a tribute to the former dancehall star.
Lady Patra was produced by the British songwriting/production trio, the Invisible Men, who also produced Iggy's current Billboard number three single Fancy.
The New Classic is her major label debut. It was released on April 21 by Island Records.
Iggy came to prominence after releasing her mix tape, Ignorant Art, and subsequently aligning herself with American rapper T I and his Hustle Gang label.
The album was preceded by four singles, three of which made the United Kingdom national chart.
Iggy is featured on Problems, Ariana Grande's number one Billboard single. They performed the track Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards.
Since its release The New Classic has sold over 250,000 copies in the United States and debuted at number three on Billboard's 200 Albums chart. It also reached number one on the publication's Rap and R&B Hip Hop albums charts.
Iggy Azalea is the latest high-profile act Mavado has collaborated with. Previously, he recorded with British act Chipmunk, hip hop artistes Ace Hood, Lil Kim, Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Ludacris and Birdman. Last year, he scored a chart hit with Nicki Minaj, with Give it All to Me.
Patra, who began her career as Lady Patra, rode high in the 1990s after signing with Sony Music.
She had gold-selling albums in Queen of The Pack (1993) and Scent of Attraction (1995).
Her hits include Worker Man, Pull up to The Bumper, Scent of Attraction (with Aaron Hall) and Family Affair (with Shabba Ranks, Teri and Monica).
-- Kevin Jackson