Ice Spice Reports Her Debut Full-Length Album is “Finished”

Ice Spice is thisclose to releasing her debut full-length album…

The 24-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation, who’s real name is Isis Naija Gaston, has confirmed the project was finished via social media where she succinctly wrote, “I finished recording y2k the album.”

Ice SpiceShe also shared two images where she is seen rocking her signature ginger ringlets, wearing pink platform heels and a jean skirt with a red lollipop as an accessory. Her colorful garbs stand out from the background of the photo, which is gloomy and dark.

It’s unclear whether the visual nods will make their way into the concept for her debut album, but in recent months, Ice Spice has spilled other details on the anticipated debut.

While the release date, tracklist and even how many songs might be on it are completely unconfirmed, the artist told Variety in September that her go-to producer RiotUSA will be prominently featured in the credits with additional production from A Lau, who has worked with Jay Critch, Ski Mask the Slump God and others in the New York Drill scene.

She also said she has plans to co-produce some of the tracks.

Despite telling Variety that the set would not feature a lot of A-list heavy hitters, Ice Spice did confirm in a January interview with the“Today show that she has a “crazy collaboration” locked in for Y2k. She’s already released remixes and collaborations with Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Rema and PinkPantheress.

The only single she’s released this year so far is “Think U The Shit (Fart),” which went viral across TikTok before its January 25 release. She told the Today show that the single was a “familiar sound and aura” for her, but that her forthcoming album will include that similar sound mixed in with genres she hasn’t experimented with before.

The record will build on what is already been a monumental 2024 for Ice Spice, who was nominated for four Grammys at the ceremony earlier this year. She is also set to receive a Billboard Women in Music Award on March 6

Ice Spice Teams Up with Nicki Minaj on “Barbie World,” Featuring a Sample of AQUA’s “Barbie Girl” Track

Ice Spice is getting all dolled up…

The 23-year-old half-Dominican American rapper, born Isis Naija Gaston, has joined voices with Nicki Minaj for “Barbie World,” a new track that sees the two rapping over AQUA’s iconic “Barbie Girl” track.

Ice Spice, Nicki Minaj, Barbie WorldReleased earlier this week, it’s the latest single from the Mark Ronson-produced Barbie soundtrack and marks the reunion of Minaj, Ice Spice, and RiotUSA.

The trio first linked up on the remix of Ice Spice’s “Princess Diana,” which debuted and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Combining elements of drill and Jersey club, the new track is a sleek fusion of hip-hop’s most popular sounds and the individual styles of Minaj and Ice Spice.

The track also features a prominent sample of AQUA’s “Barbie Girl,” a welcome treat for fans after initial reports seemed to indicate that the song would not appear in the Greta Gerwig-helmed film.

“Barbie Girl” peaked at No. 7 on the Hot 100 back in 1997, AQUA’s sole top ten hit.

Minaj first announced the song on June 10 with a Tweet reading, “It’s Barbie, b—h, if you still in doubt.” The iconic doll has long been a part of Minaj’s artistry and image; she even posed as one on the cover for her 2010 Billboard 200-topping debut album Pink Friday.

In a recent episode of her Queen Radio Amp show, Minaj opened up about why she decided to accept Ice Spice’s invitation and join her on “Barbie World.”

“This is the first time that someone had put this sample in a way that didn’t make me uncomfortable or gimmicky,” the “Super Freaky Girl” rapper said. “I figured out that it needed to be a beat that would still give Barbie & Nicki.”

Barbie: The Album will be available on all streaming and digital download platforms on July 21.

The soundtrack is set to feature contributions from Khalid, Gayle, Kali, Fifty Fifty, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, PinkPantheress, Lizzo and more.