Azealia Banks

Nov
12
Azealia Banks Blames Pharrell for Poor Performance of ‘ATM Jam’

Azealia Banks and Pharrell

Azealia Banks is picking a new fight, this time with Pharrell. The feisty rapper is blaming The Neptunes producer for the poor performance of her latest single “ATM Jam.”

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Oct
23
New Mixtape: LoLa Monroe – ‘Lipstick and Pistols’

Lipstick and Pistols

After teasing with her buzz tracks and freestyles, LoLa Monroe debuts her DJ ill Will-hosted mixtape Lipstick and Pistols. The former Taylor Gang signee flexes her lyrical prowess on the 16 tracks.

Azealia Banks, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Christina Milian, Cassie, and LoLa’s baby daddy Los all make appearances, with production from Rob Holladay, Harry Fraud, and Drumma Boy.

Stream and download the Bosset Mafia leader’s mixtape below.

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Oct
20
Video: Azealia Banks f/ Pharrell – ‘ATM Jam’

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks brings her fantasy to life in the trippy video for “ATM Jam.” Following the dark visuals for “Yung Rapunxel,” the Harlem rap diva throws a psychedelic pool party against the lush backdrop of the Hollywood Hills, which have been turned pink and purple.

The 22-year-old channels Sailor Moon (or “Sailor Goon” as she calls her), shows off her bikini body poolside, and sips tea with her girlfriends in the Rony Alwin-directed clip.

The Pharrell-assisted single appears on her upcoming debut Broke With Expensive Taste, due next year.

Step into Azealia’s whimsical world below.

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Oct
11
Azealia Banks Covers Groove Theory, Performs ‘ATM Jam’ at BBC 1Xtra Live

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks brought her racks, racks, racks to BBC 1Xtra Live 2013 in London on Thursday. Dressed in a rose-covered outfit, Yung Rapunxel opened her 20-minute set with “ATM Jam” and performed her EP and mixtape cuts including “1991,” “Liquorice,” and “Esta Noche.”

She also showed off her singing chops with a cover of Groove Theory’s “Tell Me” (6:50 mark).

“Let’s fuck it up, ya’ll,” said Banks before closing with her hit “212.”

Her video for “ATM Jam” featuring Pharrell will premiere on Oct. 14.

Watch Azealia’s red-hot set below.

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Oct
10
New Music: Azealia Banks x Britney Spears – ‘Work Bitch (Remix)’

Work Bitch

Go call the police, go call the governor. Azealia Banks is armed and dangerous on her remix to Britney Spears’ club anthem “Work Bitch.” Yung Rapunxel whips up some fierce rhymes over the will.i.am-produced beat.

“Don’t cross the vision,” she warns.

Her video for “ATM Jam” featuring Pharrell will premiere on Oct. 14, while her debut Broke With Expensive Taste is due early next year.

Hear Azealia slay the remix.

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Oct
1
New Music: Akhet f/ Azealia Banks – ‘Blown Away’

Blown Away

While we await her debut Broke With Expensive Taste, Azealia Banks breaks us off with another jam. The feisty femcee slings some slick bars alongside fellow Harlemite Akhet on the spastic “Blown Away.”

“All you girls think you’re legendary, bitch it’s more like sedentary,” raps Banks.

Her album doesn’t drop until early next year, but she is already plotting the follow-up. Last month, she released “Count Contessa,” the first offering from her sophomore LP Fantasea II: The Second Wave, due in July.

Hear Yung Rapunxel pack a punch with her fresh rhymes.

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Sep
16
New Music: Azealia Banks – ‘Count Contessa’

Count Contessa

Azealia Banks hasn’t even released her debut, but she’s already working on her next album. Yung Rapunxel unleashes “Count Contessa” as the first offering from her sophomore album Fantasea II: The Second Wave. The project even has a release date of July 11, 2014.

“It’s a song about a woman with a man’s physical strength. Like, literally. Hahaaa,” said the Harlem rapper of the Lone-produced track. “Count Contessa was a Dyke who won the fist fight with Muscle Mike.”

Her debut Broke With Expensive Taste is due early next year. “SODA,” produced by SCNTST, will serve as the follow-up single to “ATM Jam.”

Stream the song below and read the lyrics here.

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