Azealia Banks

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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Sep
12
Azealia Banks Channels Sailor Moon in ‘ATM Jam’ Video

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks dreams up a pink and purple fantasy in the video for her Pharrell-assisted single “ATM Jam.” Following the dark visuals for “Yung Rapunxel,” the Harlem rap diva steps into a whimsical world in the Clarence Fuller-directed clip (“Luxury”).

The 22-year-old channels Japanese manga character Sailor Moon, or “Sailor Goon” as she calls her, while wearing a sailor’s outfit. She relaxes by her pink pool and overlooks the Hollywood Hills, which have been turned purple.

Earlier this week, Azealia revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming debut Broke With Expensive Taste, which is due next year.

Check out the first pics from the trippy shoot below.

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Sep
10
Tracklisting: Azealia Banks – ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks’ debut Broke With Expensive Taste doesn’t arrive until next year, but she has already revealed the tracklisting. The Harlem rapper posted a handwritten note on Instagram with the 16 tracks including the hit single “212,” “Yung Rapunxel,” and the Pharrell-assisted “ATM Jam,” with appearances from Theophilus London, Toko Yasuda, and Kevin Hussein.

It took her three years to finish the album. “I was totally bluffing when 212 blew up. I literally had NO other material and didn’t know if I even knew how to make a body of work,” tweeted Azealia. “I did it! This is such a feat! creating a body of work has been my secret battle with myself since 17.”

She is already working on her second album, Fantasea II, and plans to drop a single from that before Broke With Expensive Taste is released.

Check out the tracklisting below.

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Jul
20
Azealia Banks Gets Loud at Lovebox

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks brought her bold style and rhymes to London’s Lovebox on Friday. After playing Glastonbury, T in the Park, and the Governors Ball, the Harlem rap diva unleashed Yung Rapunxel in Victoria Park. She rocked an electric green bodysuit, showing off her thong through a cutout, while delivering an energetic set.

“IM QUEEN OF THE FESTIVAL,” proclaimed Azealia. “I did literally EVERY important European festival this summer., but I like to believe that LOVEBOX 2013 is especially for me!”

Her debut Broke with Expensive Taste is almost done. “MY ALBUM IS COMINGGGGG IN THE FALLLL !!!!!!!!” she tweeted.

D’Angelo will take the stage today and Lil’ Kim will help close out the festival on Sunday.

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Jul
11
New Music: Azealia Banks f/ Pharrell – ‘#ATMJam’ [Full]

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks brings her racks and rhymes to “#ATMJam,” the new single off her upcoming debut Broke With Expensive Taste. Earlier this month, Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg debuted the partial song. Now the full radio rip has surfaced via BBC Radio 1 including another verse from Azealia.

Gun shots ring out over the bouncy beat as Yung Rapunxel fires off some explosive bars and Pharrell provides the irresistible hook.

Shake your money-maker to their catchy collabo.

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Jul
2
New Music: Azealia Banks f/ Pharrell – ‘ATM Jam’

#ATM Jam

After debuting the song at Glastonbury over the weekend, Azealia Banks premieres “ATM Jam,” the new single off her upcoming debut Broke With Expensive Taste. The Harlem rapper cooks up a catchy cut with some help from Pharrell, who also produced the song.

“I got racks, racks, racks to the ATM Jam, tell me what you wanna do,” sings The Neptunes producer over the twerking beat.

Listen to the radio rip below via Hot 97.

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