Azealia Banks Readies UK Drill Album?

Published: Tuesday 11th Feb 2020 by David

Azealia Banks‘ affinity with Black British music is palpable.

For, after exploring UKG (Garage) sounds with her earlier releases, the multi-talented rapper has announced that she is a fan of UK Drill Music and stunned fans by releasing snippets from a new release set to explore her love of the genre.

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As a result of Britain’s colonisation and enslaving of several African nations, the UK (specifically London) has become a creative melting pot for people who descend from commonwealth countries.

As a result of this, the nation’s Black Music scene was born out of sounds inspired by the diaspora (American Hip-Hop and R&B, Caribbean Dancehall and West African Highlife to name just three) and set against the grey backdrop of the UK’s technologically advanced metropoleis.

For this reason, the hallmark of some of the scene’s most prominent genres may include sounds pulled from ringtones, West African drum patterns and  distorted vocal samples….a  fusion of tech & culture.

This week, Azealia announced plans to get in on the action by creating some Drill of her own.

She unlocked this snippet shortly after…

 

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Actually TONIGHT, as in the night of Tuesday the 11. Love you guys. I’m in my bag this year ?

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Her new album ‘Business & Pleasure’ is expected to drop this year.

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  1. non ya biz February 11, 2020

    Don’t like her but the snippet it hot

  2. Swirly February 11, 2020

    No one gives a f*** outside of her 11 stans.

  3. Fancy BISH February 11, 2020

    Azealia is just TEW MUCH, but I think she meant well? ? This is NOT the first time America is looking to the UK for musical cues, is she for real serious? GWORL, have you EVER heard of legendary British rapper Slick Rick? Slick is very much a pioneer in Hip-Hop, and so many iconic rappers credit him for inspiring them, particularly NAS and Snoop Dogg! HELLO lol…Soul II Soul is credited by Mary J. Bilge as inspiring her to SING…the Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul hath spoken! ? SADE, my GAWD…everyone from Beyonce on credits her as inspiration…The Notorious B.I.G. didn’t hardly listen to rap in his private time at one point, just Sade! We hardly claim Azealia, so forgive her ? I love UK artists, and I would love to know more about the history of the UK from the Black perspective ❤️ *Plays La Di Da Di*

    • Dan February 11, 2020

      But Slick had an American sound. He was a British person with an American act. Same thing with all of the other people you mentioned. They may be British but their sound was American.

      • Fancy BISH February 11, 2020

        Huh? Nothing sounds like Sade except Sade ?? Nothing sounds like Soul II Soul except Soul II Soul ??Nothing sounds like Slick Rick except Slick Rick ?? Please explain your point..music is all about style and every act I mentioned certainly has their own…even genres are influenced by genres, so what do you mean? Black people run music as far as creating whole genres of music around the world ?

  4. XYZ February 12, 2020

    I thought she quit making music? Go, girl!

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