Azealia Banks has no time to be trapped indoors for winter as her ‘Count Contessa’ video evidences.
Lifted from her 2014 release ‘Broke With Expensive Taste,‘ the Rony Alwin-directed visual for ‘Contessa’ – her synth-soaked new single – sees the femcee soak up the sun and dance up a storm on a beachfront location.
Still riding high on the wave of praise her debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste‘ whipped up for her the entertainer recently caught up with ‘Fun’ magazine for a conversation her fans are sure to learn a great deal from.
There, during their conversation, the ‘Count Contessa’ rapper speaks openly about the ups and downs that came with the album’s creative process and how record label-related drama threatened to stifle it.
For the footage below offers never-before-seen footage snapped from ‘Expensive’s recording sessions, industry parties…and her short but sweet cover of K. Michelle‘s ‘VSOP.’
‘Count Contessa’ crafter Azealia Banks is following in the footsteps many an African-American by using her DNA to trace her ancestry beyond the shores of the United States.
After making headlines for slamming institutional racism and the “cultural smudging” of black culture in entertainment the rapper teamed up with ‘Ancestry’ to discover which parts of Africa her ancestors lived in before they were captured and forced into cattle slavery.
Her debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ showcased a way with words, vocals and poetry that places her ahead of most (if not all) her contemporaries…at least on a talent tip.
Alas, it’s the stories Azealia Banks creates for the media and not her music that has seen her pull in the most attention since she touched down on planet Pop four years ago, and for all the wrong reasons.