Azealia Banks

Dec
19
Iggy Azalea Blasts Azealia Banks for Being a ‘Bigot’ and ‘Bully’

Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea are reigniting their beef. After Azealia put Iggy on blast during her emotional interview with Hot 97, the “Fancy” rapper has fired back.

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Dec
18
Azealia Banks Defends Black Culture, Slams Iggy Azalea and T.I.

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks has been very vocal on social media, but she has shied away from the media. The “212″ rapper had a lot to get off her chest when she finally sat down with Hot 97′s Ebro and Peter Rosenberg for an in-depth and emotional interview this week.

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Dec
3
Azealia Banks, Diddy, and Nicki Minaj React to Eric Garner Decision

Eric Garner

Just eight days after the Michael Brown non-indictment, a New York City grand jury declined to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.

People took to the streets in cities across the country to protest the decision, while the hip-hop community took to social media to voice its opinion. Diddy was overcome with emotion as he shared his thoughts on Instagram, while his girlfriend Cassie sent her condolences to the Garner family. John Legend was stunned, Questlove was ashamed, and Macklemore demanded that police be held accountable for their actions.

“It’s challenging to imagine how this could happen and be excused,” said the Seattle rapper, who marched for Mike Brown in Seattle.

Q-Tip took action by organizing a demonstration in Union Square, and B.o.B called for unity and change.

Never one to bite her tongue, Azealia Banks went on an impassioned rant about race and called out Iggy Azalea for remaining silent.

Read and see some of the reactions below.

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Nov
13
Video: Azealia Banks – ‘Chasing Time’

Azealia Banks

A week after the surprise release of her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste, Azealia Banks unleashes the fierce video for her latest single “Chasing Time.”

The Harlem rap goddess struts her stuff in the artsy black-and-white clip. She shows off her dance moves in the choreographed scenes and switches up her look multiple times, from a black poncho to a Lil’ Kim-inspired pasty to nothing at all.

BWET, which has been embraced by critics, debuts at No. 30 in its first week, selling 11,000 copies based off digital sales alone.

Watch Banks bring her bold attitude and style to the screen.

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Nov
7
Video: Azealia Banks – ‘Chasing Time’ [Trailer]

Azealia Banks

Fresh off the release of her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste, Azealia Banks surprises again with the trailer for her new single “Chasing Time.” In the edgy black-and-white clip, Yung Rapunxel goes nude and serves up some fierce looks.

BWET remains in the top 5 on the iTunes Albums chart, and Azealia will make an appearance at this weekend’s MTV EMA in Glasgow, Scotland.

Get a sneak peek below.

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Nov
7
Stream Azealia Banks’ Debut Album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’

Broke With Expensive Taste

When her fans least expected it, Azealia Banks pulled a magic trick and released her long-awaited debut Broke With Expensive Taste to iTunes on Thursday. If you didn’t purchase your copy, the album is now available to stream on Spotify.

The Harlem spitfire serves up 16 tracks including her breakout hit “212″ and “Heavy Metal and Reflective,” plus material from her 2012 mixtape Fantasea. She keeps the guest list to a minimum, enlisting Lazy Jay and Theophilus London, who appears on “JFK.”

BWET experienced several delays since September 2012. It was finally released independently by Banks and Prospect Park after she split from Universal Music over the summer.

“I know this is hella petty, but I need y’all to know that I a&r’d that record myself.. No help from polydor or interscope,” Banks told her Kunt Brigade. “I am the executive producer, everything…. my blood sweat and tears literally went into the making of this album.”

Stream BWET below and head to Azealia’s Tumblr page for the lyrics.

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Nov
6
Azealia Banks Releases Debut Album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’

Broke With Expensive Taste

Azealia Banks has a big surprise in store for her fans. The Harlem rapper plans to release her long-awaited debut Broke With Expensive Taste as soon as this week.

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