Friday, March 8th 2013
Since blazing into the mainstream with ’212′, Azealia Banks has ensured her name is hot on the lips of many. Indeed, a potent potion of beef, virals, and visuals have made the New Yorker a staple in the minds of the masses.
Now, it seems, the budding star is ready to show and prove with new single ‘Yung Rapunxel’. Due out on March 26th, the Lil Internet produced cut is the “first” to be lifted from Banks’ hotly anticipated album debut ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’. So what better way to get folk talking than with a super out-there single cover.
Seemingly paying homage to her outspoken M.O, the edgy shot sees the femcee’s eyes replaced with her mouth. Cue the “illuminati” chants in, 3, 2…
Thursday, March 7th 2013
Last year, they were as thick as thieves. This year, they find themselves in the middle of a heated controversy with either citing the other as the cause.
We’re talking about ‘Murderation’ Rapper Shystie and ‘1991′ MC Azealia Banks of course, whose friendship reportedly turned sour when the video they shot for Shystie‘s single ‘Control It‘ was pulled from Banks’ label Interscope, seemingly damaging the campaign the Rapper had in place to endorse her forthcoming EP.
Now, in response to the drama, the Brit belle took to Twitter to confront Azealia, which resulted in the latter hitting back at both she and her manager.
Full story below…
Sunday, March 3rd 2013
This is one video you do not want to miss out on.
That’s right, after teaming up to serve the fiery cut ‘Neptune‘, Azealia Banks joins forces with her sonic sister Shystie for her new video for the single, ‘Control It’.
Released to fans a matter of minutes ago, the sexy clip marks one of Shystie’s strongest efforts, and precedes the release of her new EP, ‘Pink Mist’.
Saturday, March 2nd 2013
While the bulk of her cause has been sullied by a never ending stream of feuds, Azealia Banks has done a pretty good job of establishing herself as a ‘music led musician’, in an age where most of her contemporaries truly are models with mics.
However, while the last year has seen her brand go from strength to strength thanks to a consistent supply of engaging material, this week has saw her parade rained on when long running nemesis Iggy Azalea fired shots her way via ‘Shut Your Pretty Mouth’ magazine.
This, months after Azealia sparked a mini race row over a lyric in an Azalea cut, in which she referred to herself as a ‘runaway slave master‘.
Now peep Banks’ response to Iggy’s new diss below…
Saturday, March 2nd 2013
For a multitude of reasons, Iggy Azalea has been a hot topic on the lips of many as of late – including rival Azealia Banks.
Ever outspoken, the latter has not shied away from taking jabs at the Australian reared star at any and every junction possible, recently suggesting that Azalea has “seriously trivialised aspects of black culture“.
And while the ‘Work’ femcee has generally dodged Bank’s banter, she lets rip in the latest issue of ‘Shut Your Pretty Mouth’ magazine.
Her words after the jump…
Monday, February 18th 2013
The snap above could not be more fitting for the succeeding story as the last month has seen New York-bred beauty Azealia Banks serve (and be served) a seemingly neverending platter of beef.
From newcomer Angel Haze to Perez Hilton and other highly documented showdowns, the ‘Van Vogue’ vixen has definitely dished a dollop of PR disasters that seem to grow in number weekly.
Now, after the backlash received from last week’s renewed tweet beef with Hilton, a recent interview saw Banks come to her own defense in a tirade aimed at gays rights organizations and sensitive readers. Read the rapstress’s rant below:
Saturday, February 16th 2013
Barely a month has passed since the last heated tweet beef between femcee Azealia Banks and media maven Perez Hilton cooled.
But, if recent fiery comments made by Banks are anything to go by, the heat is still very much on. For, after engaging in a verbal battle with Baauer (the creator of the revamped ‘Harlem Shake’ movement), the ‘Van Vogue’ vixen shook things up when she referenced the new hitmaker with gay slurs.
Prompting the chime in of Hilton, see the fiery exchange between the divas below. Let’s just say, the censors were nowhere to be found:
Tuesday, February 12th 2013
The above, we’re pleased to report today, is one of the many cuts recorded for Lady GaGa‘s forthcoming studio album ‘ARTPOP‘, set for release in the coming months.
Her first LP since the #1 album, ‘Born This Way’, all signs point towards the project boasting a ‘broader’ sound- courtesy of the genius DJ White Shadow...and ‘Luxury‘ stunner Azealia Banks.
Now listen as the above teases her verse on ‘Flame’ below!!
Sunday, February 3rd 2013
More so than any other chart debutante, Azealia Banks remains one act whose appeal lies in her craft and not her look.
Kicking dust in the faces of all the Femcees she debuted with circa 2011/2012, this year will mark the arrival of her debut album, ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’, and tonight she has teased the world with lyrics from its lead single ‘Yung Rapunxel’.
We have to warn you though, if you’re under 18 you may want to journey to a ‘PG friendlier‘ post, as these lyrics are of the ‘NSFW’ persuasion.
Check ‘em out below…