Azealia Banks Readies Debut for September

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks had the Internet abuzz with her raunchy single “212,” but she’s just getting started. The Harlem rapper-singer is prepping her debut album for a September release.

“It’s called Broke with Expensive Taste and it’s coming out in September,” the 20-year-old newcomer told Nylon. “The theme is a young girl trying to find it.”

She elaborated on the concept. “That girl who’s at the end of her childhood trying to get a job and make some money,” she explained. “She needs to get what she can get! She needs to go out there and show people she knows how to work for it.”

Banks, who is signed to Universal Music, has quickly been embraced by the fashion community, performing at Karl Lagerfeld’s Net-a-Porter collection launch, shooting a video with Thierry Mugler designer Nicola Formicetti, and making the front row rounds at London Fashion Week.



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47 Comments

  1. Kayla

    Ooh I can’t wait it will be good to get another female mc in the game.

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    Kawame W. Curry Reply:

    @Kayla, Child please!! Have a seat. 4/3/12 Nicki owns this year as well. This chick wont sell a download except the ones her label buys. #QueenMinaj

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    RDK Reply:

    @Kawame W. Curry,why are you being an a-s hole,it,s undercover nicki haters like you the reason people is giving real nicki fans like me a bad name,you comment wasn’t needed her but i guess you are doing your job of starting bu/llsh!t,i go hard for nicki but i won’t stand around and co-sign people like you on b ullsh!t.

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    Kawame W. Curry Reply:

    @RDK, BITCH!!!!! Please go and cry to a bitch that CARES because I dont. if you go hard Nicki you wouldnt be making that shitty statement. Like I said…4/3/12 Minaj takeover once again. Ride or die hoe.

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    @SickOn_SWAGG Reply:

    @Kawame W. Curry, Being A Die Hard Doesn’t Mean You Act Ignorant. If you don’t like someone don’t say shit. Yes, Nicki is going to do numbers with her album, but don’t put down the next. Let the numbers do all the talking.

    However, best wishes to Azealia. I think she should have waited and got a larger fan base before an album; maybe a killer mixtape would have been efficient!

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    RDK Reply:

    @Kawame W. Curry,i didn’t see it in the rule book were it side if you are a nicki fan you must randomly hate on others in the game,and nicki don’t preach that,she will defend if a b!tch talk slick about her i,ll defend her too,thats about it,so i don’t know were you are coming from with all this negativity,like i said before they said this chick dis nicki but i don’t see it,but if i feel like she is dissing nicki in other song of her to come,then things will change but for now it,s all good.

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  2. Henry

    her attitude makes it really hard to like her. but i love female emcees, so im rooting for her.

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    Lifeofagogetter Reply:

    @Henry, How come these Nicki fans don’t want another female rapper??? Lol

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    Jordan Reply:

    @Lifeofagogetter, I’m not a Nicki stan, but I do respect ANY female that is in hip hop. Nd that’s why I don’t like this girls attitude. She came into the game bussing shots at Nicki and Iggy. But ever since she got signed she calmed down a lot.

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    Lea Reply:

    @Jordan, Nicki came in the game busting shots at people too.

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  3. :O youMADstayMAD

    her and Iggy Azaleia is in the same boat. they’re not promoting their selves and NO ONE knows them.

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    IAmWhoIam Reply:

    @:O youMADstayMAD,

    Gurl BYE! How is she not promoting herself? She’s constantly on twitter and facebook and has just about all her releases on youtube. Everything else is for the label. A label must push her. And in order for a label to push her they need to have an album! Hence why its coming out in September. It makes no sense to go do promo now and the album won’t be out for another few months. So I suggest you have a —-> __/

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    Kawame W. Curry Reply:

    @IAmWhoIam, Bitch PLEASE calm down. She will not make it in this game, Nicki is running 2012 as well. These new and OLD rap chicks can have a few seats.

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    InfamousSirius Reply:

    @Kawame W. Curry, nicki’s time is running out slowly ut surely, so someone else taking over is more than likely, hence the new girls coming in, NO RAPPER IS GONNA RUN SHIT FOREVER!

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    RDK Reply:

    @InfamousSirius,you felt for that a-s hole bu/llsh!t it always working because nicki haters like you are never far away,that other a-s hole bin talking smack and using nickis name to do so,so he can get you to say sh!t about nicki,anyways nicki is doing her thing there is no time limit on this sh!t as long as she keep doing her and her fans keep supporting then she will be here for a long time,nicki is in her own lane,so if this chick wants to come in and do her thing too she is free to do so,in her own lane.

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    :O youMADstayMAD Reply:

    @IAmWhoIam, lmao! you need to go. what i am saying is before you try to release an album, drop some features, do tv apperances, let people know who you are because NO ONE knows this dog faced b*tch is what the f*ck i’m saying so before you come at me on some sideways shit know what i’m talking about and comprehend!

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  4. WednesdayAd

    @iamwhoiam

    I only know of this girl from blogs. Promoting yourself on facebook, twitter and youtube is not enough because although millions of people DO use these sites, there are also millions of people who DONT.

    Efficient promotion is supposed to reach EVERYONE. Doing it months in advanced is better than rushing at the last minute.

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  5. Kawame W. Curry

    Child, this dog face chick can have a seat. Nicki is running 2012 and thats the END of story. No room for these lames coming in. 4/3/12, enough said.

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    Frank Reply:

    @Kawame W. Curry, we heard you the first time. youre the worst kind of music listener… overly confrontational, obnoxious, instigating, and selfish. thats why no one fucks with you. no one likes youor what you stand for this coming from nicki fans and a hip hop fan.

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    RDK Reply:

    @Frank,he is no nicki fan he is a f-cking hateful troll who is trying to start sh!t and give real nicki fans like me a bad name,these undercover nicki hater posing to be a nicki fan is the worse kind.

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @Kawame W. Curry, do you honestly think it’s cute being a flaming queen over the internet?

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  6. TheCreat1veOne

    Wow, you Nicki stans seemed to pretty pressed that Azealia is fixing to release an album. I mean, if she’s not as good as you all say she is, then why would her releasing an album in September even affect Nicki’s release in April. It’s obvious you all are just scared, as Nicki is not the only talented female MC to grace earth.

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    RDK Reply:

    @TheCreat1veOne, b!tch shout da f-ck up i am the only nicki stan on this sh-t and i didn’t come over here to hate on this chick who is trying to eat like everyone else..pff sorry if i am sounding a little press i just don’t like when posers come on other sites act like they are a nicki fan and start talking cr-p,and people like you believing and then start talking cr-p about a real fan like me.

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    Kawame W. Curry Reply:

    @TheCreat1veOne, BITCH shut up please, I’m so sick of you tired sluts talkin about Nicki is pop and not the queen. We know the deal, Queen Minaj 2012 takeover just like we did 2010, 2011…

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    TheCreat1veOne Reply:

    @TheCreat1veOne, Did I ever say anywhere in my comment that Nicki was not talented? I actually love Nicki’s music. I just don’t quite understand why some stans were in here all “There’s no room as Nicki has taken every female rapper’s spot”, “No room for these lames. 4-3-2012, Roman Reloaded for life…”, etc. etc. This girl is releasing her album in freakin’ September. No where near Nicki’s release date! And Azealia is a very talented female MC who deserves her shine just as much as Nicki does. Instead of constantly trying to put female MCs against each other, you all should really try to get them all together. You don’t ever really see male MC fans fighting like this at all, and you see how successful they are. So why must female MC fans constantly make everything a competition?

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    RDK Reply:

    @TheCreat1veOne,i told you it,s the nicki haters be posing as nicki fans to hate on this chick to start sh!t,of course the game is big enough for more than one female rapper,Mc are artist,look at the counless male artist mc and rappers out there and they all are doing there thing,i just don’t like when these haters put me in a bad light,only time i defend nicki is when people talking sh-t about her,i don’t randomly go on other artist post to tear them down for no reason.

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  7. cal

    no clue why nicki stans are coming in here as if there’s only room for one femcee in the game. lmao. when a new male mc is on the come-up you don’t hear anyone going “this year already belongs to [insert male rapper name here]“, do you?

    besides nicki has vacated her spot in the rap game to go commercial and make pop shit so as far as i’m concerned, the more femcees in 2012 the merrier.

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    :l Reply:

    @cal,you really believing nicki fans came over here to hate on this chick,you are so wrong,i think you now that it,s some random a-s hole trying to start sh-t ran over here with sh-t and it,s obviously working.

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    YMCMB 2012 Reply:

    @:l, Who are you and why are defending on everyones post? You’re lame and messy.

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    emrewitiwret Reply:

    @YMCMB 2012, your mimi is lame so is you

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  8. Outspoken

    Omg who cares about Nicki this is NOT about her…ANYWAY Azealia I’m so looking forward to your album. You have my support.

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  9. Royaleee

    I’m pretty sure she will #FAIL There’s NOTHING special about her, her buzz is lukewarm. Female Rap is in Nicki Minaj’s hand & Iggy Azalea is the next best up & coming thing.

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  10. Beyonce is desperate

    I’ll get her album.

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  11. lmaoSHElOOKLIKEAMAN

    FLOPpppppppppppppppppppppppppflOPpPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

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  12. Randy

    these random and point nicki minaj comments are a prime example of why successful women are so scarce in hip hop and black music. even in the business world. always hating on eachother and holding eachother back needlessly. by these commments you’d think they’re beefing or that nicki minaj is paying yalls’ rent. what’s even more tragic is that most of yall wont amount to anything your damn selves. yet here you are hating on a behalf of another woman who never asked you to.

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  13. Pat

    Thank god! Maybe you will stop posting this ugly bitch until August. She ugly and her attitude is ugly and im sure her family aint that cute either. Did i mention shes kinda ugly lol

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    emrewitiwret Reply:

    @Pat, LOL

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  14. here yee

    bey looks good with red hair

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  15. Rihanna Is Your Master

    Lord! She is one ugly N*GGER B*TCH! She also looks like she smell like BOILING PISS.

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  16. Mau

    Hahaha nicky minaj’s fans are funny. She’s an AWESOME rapper, but there are other good female mc’s… The weird thing though, is that Nicky’s fans are way crazier and more agressive than the fans of any male rapper like Lil wayne, drake, Kanye or Jay-z.

    Is it so important that Nicki “wins”?? People should care about good music man. That Nicki vs Lil kim vs Banks insanity is just weird.

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  17. yo

    I’m sorry but there is nothing this chick is doing that Kid Sister didn’t do musically in the past two years, including the Kanye co-sign. Banks and iggy ain’t special. Give me Nicki, Shawnna, Remy ma, missy, foxy, Trina, ebony eyez, princess and ms jade over these two new mediocre rappers.

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  18. Starships

    Flop Tht Flop ..
    #Nicki Wins

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  19. Thetruthteller

    PINK stans so pressed they come in here hating and go to kim post hating ..im sorry but nicki is going pop ..come april watch only her TRUE stans will buy her album ..but I promise u all her albums sales wont even touch pink friday sales!!!

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  20. emrewitiwret

    who give a F**** what the damn Girl bring to the tabel.

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  22. ray

    hey bitches, quit arguing over stupid shit.

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