Azealia Banks

Mar
18
Angel Haze and Azealia Banks Settle Feud

Angel Haze and Azealia Banks

Angel Haze and Azealia Banks are putting their differences aside. The fiesty femcees have buried their beef.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mar
11
Azealia Banks Beefs with Rita Ora

Azealia Banks vs. Rita Ora

Another friend has turned foe for Azealia Banks. The feisty femcee has ignited a new beef with Rita Ora.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mar
11
New Music: Azealia Banks – ‘Yung Rapunxel’

Yung Rapunxel

Azealia Banks has never been one to bite her tongue, and now she’s ready to make even more noise. After dropping an EP and mixtape, the Harlem firecracker unleashes her alter ego “Yung Rapunxel” on the first single from her upcoming Interscope debut Broke With Expensive Taste. Banks breathes fire over the blistering beat, produced by Lil Internet.

“Let a bitch ni**a drop, bet the bitch ain’t barkin’ like me,” she raps. “These ni**as think they grew up too tough/ I’ll rip you ni**as head off like he who what who pop?”

The song hits iTunes on March 26. Hear Yung Rapunxel roar and check out the full lyrics here.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mar
8
Single Cover: Azealia Banks – ‘Yung Rapunxel’

Yung Rapunxel

Azealia Banks mouths off on the creepy cover of “Yung Rapunxel,” the first single off her highly-anticipated debut Broke With Expensive Taste. The Harlem rapper puts her mouth where her eyes are on the black-and-white artwork. The song, produced by Lil Internet, hits iTunes on March 26.

What do you think of Azealia’s cover art? Sound off below.

Mar
4
Video: Shystie f/ Azealia Banks – ‘Control It’

Azealia Banks and Shystie

Azealia Banks enlisted Shystie for her mixtape Fantasea, and now the Harlem rapper returns the favor, guesting on Shystie’s single “Control It.” The fierce femcees wield their power in the sexually-domineering clip, walking men on leashes and strutting for the camera in their designer threads.

“[Azealia] reached out to me via Twitter first and then asked me to [be] featured on this dope track called ‘Neptune’ from her Fantasea mixtape,” the 27-year-old British MC told Billboard. “Since then, we’ve hung out in New York when I was modelling for NYFW and when she was in London on tour.”

The Oliver Whitehouse-directed clip was inspired by Missy Elliott and Hype Williams. “[Their] videos taught me to not be afraid and try new things,” said Shystie. “I’m [currently] unsigned so the video was funded by [solely] my management team, Star Work Management. The finance and vision come from ourselves. It’s something I’m very proud of.”

Shystie is readying her EP, Pink Mist, for release on April 28.

Read the rest of this entry »

Feb
28
New Music: Azealia Banks – ‘Barely Legal’ (The Strokes Cover)

Azealia Banks

First she showed us how to do the “Harlem Shake,” and now Azealia Banks hits the dance floor with her cover of The Strokes’ “Barely Legal.” The Harlem diva reworks the band’s 2001 single with a U.K. garage twist, produced by Lindbergh Palace. She debuted the song earlier today on New Zealand radio.

She has also announced that “Yung Rapunxel,” the first single off her upcoming debut Broke With Expensive Taste, will hit iTunes on March 26.

“THE LABEL IS FINALLY GOING TO LET ME OUT OF MY CAGE! RAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH,” tweeted Banks.

Read the rest of this entry »

Feb
21
Rap-Up TV: Om’Mas Keith Talks Earl Sweatshirt, Azealia Banks Albums

Fresh off his Grammy win for Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE, singer-songwriter-producer Om’Mas Keith is setting his sights on two of hip-hop’s most-buzzed-about newcomers, Earl Sweatshirt and Azealia Banks.

The Queens-bred Keith could hardly contain his excitement when speaking about the Odd Future rapper’s upcoming album Doris.

“Earl’s album is very special, very creative,” Om’Mas told Rap-Up TV. “There are some very special people on that, and I think Earl is definitely a contender for Best Rap Album of the year next year for sure. I see Earl with Best Rap Album. I see Earl with Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. I definitely see him with a slew of acknowledgements next year.”

He has also been in the studio with Azealia Banks for her debut Broke With Expensive Taste. “I was very pleased to find out that she was an amazing artist, an artist’s artist,” he said. “The stuff that I worked on is very refreshing and creative.”

Om’Mas has been making noise with his own album City Pulse, which be can streamed on SoundCloud.