AzealiaBanks_ATMJam_Video

You have to wonder if Azealia Banks hadn’t exhausted all her amnesty in the music community at large, then maybe her Pharrell-produced “ATM Jam” would have carved out a little spot for itself among Skateboard P’s monumental summer. I’m not putting it in the same category as “Blurred Lines” or “Get Lucky,” but perhaps it could have gotten a little bit more love than a few blog posts before disappearing after its release in July. The day-glo video sets it up to get a second life, giving proof once again that Banks can rap her butt off and look extremely well-styled while doing it. Check out the video below.

Broke With Expensive Taste is the name of Azealia Banks’s debut album and it still does not have a release date.

Comments (6)
  1. She is a total joke. This is one of her best songs and it’s just okay. She’s a bigoted piece of trash who has more beef than records in her extremely short career.

    I think this is the only video Pharrel hasn’t been in when he featured on the song. Like, ever.

  2. I’ll always point to the summer of 2012, when Azealia was on about 20 magazine covers and being feverishly covered by sterogum/pitchfork/fader and hadn’t even released a song yet, as the moment when I became extremely jaded about music journalism.

    • Well that was months after she had released “212,” which is easily her best song and the reason people were so excited about her. She hasn’t really delivered anything as good, but there was definitely something to hype at the time.

      • Yeah, but one above average mixtape song (and i’d argue that it isn’t even a full on song, just a few sketches over a pre-existing beat) and suddenly she was on the cover of Vibe, Spin, Paper, Dazed and Confused, etc? They were so excited about how hot, fashionable, and brandable she was that they forgot that she’d barely even done anything.

        • I get what you’re saying. One song shouldn’t land you on the cover of Spin but I was just talking about the internet hype in general. I know I’ll get another downvote for this statement but Lana Del Rey is an example of an an artist that has delivered after one hyped up song (talking about the positive hype about “Video Games,” not a bunch of articles about her lips).

  3. The song isn’t good, I’ll agree with that. But the worst part is easily everything Pharrell says.

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