Azealia Banks Announces Split With Label

Published: Thursday 10th Jul 2014 by Sam
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Controversial rapper Azealia Banks appears to have been given the break she’s been longing for.

For, after a series of album delays, soured collaborations, and twisted Twitter infamy,  it looks like femcee’s label are ready to cut their losses and release her from their roster.

Should be “bad”, right?

Perhaps. For most artists. After all, Banks’ label Interscope are one of the most successful major label entities in the world.

However, recent months have seen the rapper vent her frustrations with her predicament – which most (regardless of their stance on her) would describe as “unfulfilled potential”.

Now, some two years after breakout hit ‘212’ rocked the industry, the sharp-tongued New Yorker took to Twitter today to declare her independence.

See what we mean below…

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On the one hand, the immediately positive aspect of the announcement lay in the fact that we’ll likely be hearing new material in an “official” capacity versus the countless mixtapes. And if indeed she is now “indie”, it means there’ll be less corporate hands tampering with the end product.

Still, Banks has an uphill struggle ahead of her in whipping up the buzz she had back in 2012. Folk love to shade the suits and those that operate the major label machine, yet there’s no denying the amount of power they wield. The “brand” of power Banks will need to jump-start her movement again. Yes, she has a dedicated niche audience that have kept hope alive as she’s worked the festival circuit over the last few years. Yet, unless she can conjure up the hype that saw as a legitimate threat to heavy-hitters such as Nicki Minaj (and also tame her tongue), her narrative may end up remaining one defined by “unfilled potential” – major label or not.

We’ll be watching to see how this plays out.

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  1. maurice July 10, 2014

    “fresh start”
    ? bish iggy won. just go somewhere.

    • Maria Carey July 10, 2014

      Iggy won at what? Does ANYBODY think Iggy is a good rapper? No? Ok. Iggy is doing VERY well with Fancy but you do know what will happen if her new songs don’t do just as well don’t you?

      At the very least Azealia is credible and has respect from people who take what she does seriously.

      • IStanForYourFav July 10, 2014

        STFU troll. Azeaila is labeless and only “relevant” during Twitter fights. No RESPECT for her from anybody. Who tf thinks Azeaila can actually rap? He sucks and now the labeless h** is about to pick fights with everyone. You up there acting like this b**** is Patti Labelle or Diana Ross… respect? B**** try again

      • maurice July 10, 2014

        Mooriah stan, take note that Iggy’s label are putting a multi-million dollar budget behind her now that they know she’s so to say made it.

        Azealia has done nothing but dissed people — her career will not last, nobody would want to work with her. She’ll forever be the nobody that she was “when she was 14 years old.”

        Sh can do festivals, but the bish will never have a career.
        Watch Iggy release another top 10 hit this year.

  2. Nadia Maraj July 10, 2014

    I can see her doing well if she learns to keep her opinions to herself.
    Her videos and songs have always been dope so I was NEVER able to drag her even when the other Barbz were.

  3. #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On”) July 10, 2014

    That FLOP life. smh.

    • JanetXone July 10, 2014

      Should you be one to talk about flops when you stan for someone who can’t even get blog coverage?

      • OVORoxy July 10, 2014

        The struggle is real when not even David will acknowledge your fav. That cats gives EVERYBODY threads.

      • Dance4Dawn July 10, 2014

        Looool. Tinotshit?

      • ALL MY B!TCHES DO IT July 10, 2014

        Does it really matter? Like she is doing fine. Remember she ain’t Elijah “I need TGJ’s aided help to push my singles” Blake.

        Tinashe’s first single is already #40 on Top 100 charts, it is slowly climbing up. That’s big a** deal right thurr<<< She has the best R&B song right now on charts, so BYE.

        You acting as if they're posting about the other singers/dancer females out there like Sevyn who recently gave a sneak peak of her new song "Fight For Me" with Babyface or Mila J' stuff. You wanna know why? Because their protecting their faves (CiWhereRa) neck right now.

      • FAF July 10, 2014

        Ciara don’t have to be NOWHERE F**** she already solidified who is tinashe ? I’ll wait 😆

      • FAF July 10, 2014

        Who is tinashe ? Is she the girl from 12 yrs a slave?

      • MisdamenorFan July 11, 2014

        OMG wow. LOL No shade but I had to look up a Tinashe. What in the hoodrat hell kinda name is that?!?!?

  4. ALL MY B!TCHES DO IT July 10, 2014

    WHAT????????????????!!!!!!!!!!?????????

    But she told me on Twitter that she was releasing Wallace around July 28 – August 4th? Maybe I guess independently.

    My bish is FREE!!!!

  5. Beygency July 10, 2014

    I think this is a good move. Her & Interscope clearly weren’t on the same Page. She’s never gonna prosper though until she’s known more for her music than her beefs with everyone & their mother.

  6. Did Ya say Justin Bieber,Beyoncè,Miley,Lady Gaga,One Direction,Rita Ora,Sam Smith,Lil Kim or Austin Mahone July 10, 2014

    oh who cares,iggy done hot,this b**** a clown and iggy took the spot

  7. Did Ya say Justin Bieber,Beyoncè,Miley,Lady Gaga,One Direction,Rita Ora,Sam Smith,Lil Kim or Austin Mahone July 10, 2014

    Please keep Palestine gaza in ur prayers and hold Allah closer than u did before

    • pu$$y juice lover July 10, 2014

      Aint nobody gonna pray for those d*** ass terrorists. They attacked and israel first anf kidnaped and murdered 3 innocent boys. Phuck u and your allah u ugly ass funky ass b****.

      • Did Ya say Justin Bieber,Beyoncè,Miley,Lady Gaga,One Direction,Rita Ora,Sam Smith,Lil Kim or Austin Mahone July 10, 2014

        are u serious,we all know israel started this s*** like the done did in em bibilic times too..3 kidz,there be picks of hundreds of dead babies and soliders killin kidz,,,u aint need taah be muslim to care,ya need tah be human…and Allah is no different from e God u worship,it just means one and only God.

      • pu$$y juice lover July 10, 2014

        Israel is their land by the bible and history. Its not arans country. They have many countries but they want israel. Israel never starts s***. They kidnapped the boys first and they send the bombs first. Israel just wants peace and to live quitely in THEYR land. Phuck u and all the other terrorists assholes.

      • Did Ya say Justin Bieber,Beyoncè,Miley,Lady Gaga,One Direction,Rita Ora,Sam Smith,Lil Kim or Austin Mahone July 10, 2014

        Being muslim doesnt make me a terrorist and im done entertainin someone who can done insult God..i shall not judge u for u must seek ur soul and saviour.Im done with ur type..U are like this chic who supports abortion,datin and contraceptives,lost soul.Allah was right..its the hearts that are blind not the eyes

  8. SexlijahBlake July 10, 2014

    Why do y’all always bully Rosie, she seems mad nice.

    • NickiBeenBad July 10, 2014

      You finna let the Tinotshit stan talk about your man like zat?

      • SexlijahBlake July 10, 2014

        Girl I am too busy making a collage of Elijah’s best IG pictures to give a flying fizzuck.

      • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On”) July 10, 2014

        Look at you trying to find friends to get me lol. @SexElijah knows she dont want it with me lmfao!!

        Both Azealia Banks and Elijah are FLOPS!

    • Did Ya say Justin Bieber,Beyoncè,Miley,Lady Gaga,One Direction,Rita Ora,Sam Smith,Lil Kim or Austin Mahone July 10, 2014

      rosie aint mad nice,i done told her why i have problems with my moods and me spellin and she acted like we was down and kool,one day i got here and it was just by luck and i done found her makin jokes about me bipolar an other disorders and that be when i started fightin back..she a sackstabber and im a fool for thinkin anyone in this world could truly like me. 🙁 i was hurt i cried myself to sleep

  9. IStanForYourFav July 10, 2014

    LMAO I bet all of the people that she beefed with smiling at her seething ass… #FLOP

  10. AzealiaBankable July 10, 2014

    This is wonderful.

  11. AzealiaBankable July 10, 2014

    Oh sorry. Did I see someone who stands for NoTalentnashe talk s*** about Zeze. Let me tell you something b****, even at her WORST my fav shits on yours with her rapping AND singing so I give zero f**** about anything you have to say. You are the epitome of struggle when David is intentionally paying your fav dust when he is known for backing even the floppiest of flops, case in point Rita Oral.

    • IggyLongstocking July 10, 2014

      Read ha.

    • BadGyalRita July 10, 2014

      If Rita’s a flop what’s Azealia?

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On”) July 10, 2014

      It was an opinion. DAMN! lol.

      Shout out to @ALLMYBadBxtchesDo …. shes a stan for Azealia but she didn’t come at me side ways for that comment.

      “Does it really matter? Like she is doing fine. Remember she ain’t Elijah “I need TGJ’s aided help to push my singles” Blake.

      Tinashe’s first single is already #40 on Top 100 charts, it is slowly climbing up. That’s big a** deal right thurr<<< She has the best R&B song right now on charts, so BYE.

      You acting as if they're posting about the other singers/dancer females out there like Sevyn who recently gave a sneak peak of her new song "Fight For Me" with Babyface or Mila J' stuff. You wanna know why? Because their protecting their faves (CiWhereRa) neck right now."

      • FAF July 10, 2014

        Lol @ #40 for a debut single

  12. FantasiaSlayrino July 10, 2014

    If I’m being honest I depend on TGJ for new singers so haven’t bothered to check out this Tinache chick.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On”) July 10, 2014

      Of course you did, you undercover fan 😀

      • FantasiaSlayrino July 10, 2014

        Um no b**** I didn’t. If the girl is so much of a flop that a r&b blog won’t even write about her why should I care about her?

      • MisdamenorFan July 11, 2014

        Imma go ahead and say NO. We have enough whispering singers. I’m going to need vocals.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On”) July 10, 2014

      Girl bye! You you a fan. TGJ is not the best urban site. So sit down.

      Where is Fat a** Barito doing? Nothing.

      I quote the Queen, Tinashe “Fck your opinions, I don’t need your approval baby
      You should keep it pushing now
      Just a swing and miss you ain’t pullin’ s***
      And I really can’t believe the audacity
      Don’t you play with me
      Damn, f*** you think I am, careful what you sayin
      Cuz you gone regret the day you ran that slick mouth right..”

      • FAF July 10, 2014

        Fantasia has a Grammy and platinum album and her debut single went #1 on bbhot100

  13. BEYFLAWLESS July 10, 2014

    let see if this make a different, instead of blaming other people

  14. The First Lady July 10, 2014

    Who?

  15. pu$$y juice lover July 10, 2014

    Ok azealia, u have the talent, ur mixtapes were on point, just be wiser this time around & shut ur wide ass mouth when needed. Wish her nothing but the best.

  16. pu$$y juice lover July 10, 2014

    What u guys think about the gaza – israel war? I cant understand how pepole support terrorists who are attacking, kidnapping, and murdering innocent pepole. Thats horrifying.

    • The truth hurts July 10, 2014

      It’s a very complicated issue. Both sides Hamas and the Israel government are in the wrong but I find it difficult to find a compromise to the situation. The Palestinian people should be given a proper country from which to self rule, however, the methods Hamas are using are beyond stupid and only damage their case. Sending rocket artillery strikes on Israel will not solve anything. You have to be very stupid to think that a country as powerful as Israel will be defeated by an army that is tiny and ill-equipped in comparison. Israel though should be making more efforts to bring peace and the country as a whole should become much more empathetic to the palestinian’s. The counter-attack against Hamas though is somewhat justifiable but will do little to aid the situation and set back peace talks years. I can see no resolution to the issue for a very long time.

  17. Tisha July 10, 2014

    Nothing will change.

    The problem was never the label. Like Sam said she had the push and support that most brand new acts with no album can even dream of. Fashion label collections? A MAC lipstick release? Collabs with Kanye, Beyonce, Gaga and etc?

    The problem is her. The problem will ALWAYS be her till she starts being professional. The problem is at her core she’s ghetto and angry. Who will work with her if she always claps at people and starts twitter beef? Who’s going to support her if she’s always promising work that never appears?

    I wish her luck but I think everything will be the same in 2015 as its been since 2013.

  18. credits July 10, 2014

    Indie because no label wants to sign that attitude lol. But i will say this, Azealia is no more outspoken than Kanye west, but she gets more backlash for it.

  19. DIGGER BEY July 10, 2014

    Kii Kii It seems like Everything is getting n her way to becoming The Head Biitch N Charge in Hip Hop. I believe she won’t be stopped though.

  20. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS July 10, 2014

    She fell right into the black woman trap. She proved them right, on why DARK skin woman should not be signed. She lived up and exceed racial stereotype about darker skin black women. Now, they will say we HAVE TO sign mixed girls BECAUSE BLACKM WOMEN ARE ALL ABC.

    Indie? That does not work for black women. She hated iggy and now SHE GAVE IGGY what she wanted. How is rude, ghetto aggressive black woman going to convince WHITE MEN AT CLEAR channel to play her? How will she convince whitr men at VEVO to launch her videos ? How will she book magazines cover and endorsement deals.

    How will she book arena’s? U need Live nation and big agents like CAA to negation tours. Iggy is signed to CAA.

    How will she get on radio without label? H

  21. Indie July 11, 2014

    There is no label that will not sign a girl who is playing the main stage at every top festival all over the world and has never released an official album, a girl who has 50 million views on a music video that cos last than 50 dollers, she is a record companies dream, it’s just that she is to inide for interscope, to original, she could easily be mistaken for a UK artist, her music is more european, no label who understood her would have released ATL Jam as a single with the greatamount of work that she has, She shits on EVERY female rapper live and shes super talented, she needs to sign with XLshe will kill it!

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