Ice Spice has just set the internet ablaze by revealing the release date and cover art for her much-anticipated debut album ‘Y2K.’

The Bronx rap sensation took to Instagram on June 5 to share the exciting news. Her long-time collaborator and producer RiotUSA will be the executive producer for the project. The album art is a loving nod to her NYC roots, featuring Ice Spice standing against a graffiti-tagged wall with her name, a custom subway sign, and a Y2K-branded trashcan. She faces away from the camera, showcasing her most famous asset.

In her Instagram post, she announced the album’s release date: July 26. She captioned it, ‘HIIIII >.< Y2K ☆ THE ALBUM WILL BE DROPPING JULY 26TH!!!! Pre-save the link in my bio now ;**.'

Ice Spice has been busy working in ‘album mode’ for a while, dropping singles like ‘Pretty Girl’ with Rema, ‘Think U the Shit (Fart),’ and ‘Gimmie a Light,’ which samples Sean Paul’s 2002 hit. Speaking to Zane Lowe earlier this year, she credited her mother for inspiring the album’s nostalgic, millennium-themed aesthetic. ‘Thankfully, I had my mom, so growing up I’d see her really embody the Y2K aesthetic in its truest form,’ she said. ‘It’s duck nails, it’s a tramp stamp. It’s brown lip liner no matter where you go. So thankfully I had her as my inspo growing up. And of course, just like the internet, you feel me? Just like anyone else.’

In the same conversation, Ice Spice admitted she was nervous about sampling Sean Paul’s ‘Gimme the Light.’ ‘I was really nervous because we really wanted to have a very authentic Y2K sample in there, and Sean Paul, he’s legendary,’ she explained. ‘And that song alone, his

Gimme the Light,

is so iconic that I was so nervous to sample it, because I’m like,

This isn’t going to get cleared, so what’s the point?

She added, ‘Thankfully we got it cleared. Shouts to Sean Paul. He’s so real.’

‘Y2K’ will be Ice Spice’s second full-length release, following last year’s ‘Like..? EP.’

With ‘Y2K’ set to drop on July 26, fans won’t have to wait much longer to see what Ice Spice has crafted. Given her previous hits and the nostalgic theme, it’s shaping up to be an album worth the anticipation.

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