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Speedy Ortiz played not one, not two, but three shows in San Francisco yesterday. After their Outside Lands festival set, they did a stripped-down performance for Stereogum at the Toyota Tent then at night played the local venue Rickshaw Stop. The Boston-based band’s latest album, Foil Deer, is one of the best of the yearMore »

There’s every other festival in America, and then there’s Coachella. Every year, it feels like it matters just a bit more than the others. It’s the oldest, dating back to the final moments of the ’90s, so its infrastructure is tight and its organizers know what they’re doing. It’s first, so all these bands are… More »

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Empire’s empire might have been. Fox’s new drama series about a superstar rapper turned ailing hip-hop mogul debuted to staggering numbers two weeks ago, pulling 9.8 million same-day viewers. The stats have only gone up since, with Empire’s next two episodes nabbing 10.3 million and 10.9 million, respectively. More »

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Azealia Banks Was Right About Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

The Las Vegas branch of Madame Tussauds unveiled a wax statue of Nicki Minaj earlier this month, which should be cause for celebration. Unfortunately, the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 19, 2015 - 6:03 pm
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Hear Ezra Koenig & Azealia Banks Talk Summer Jams On Beats 1 Radio

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig’s Beats 1 Radio show Time Crisis has been one of the most reliably entertaining things about the station since it…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2015 - 10:34 am
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Azealia Banks And K. Michelle Beef Following Tour Cancellation

Azealia Banks and K. Michelle just announced a joint tour earlier this month, and now it's already been cancelled. Banks shared the news on Twitter,…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2015 - 7:46 pm
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Azealia Banks Beefs With Australia

Azealia Banks is well-known for her tendency to speak her mind on Twitter, and she's done so again regarding her recent performances in Australia. She…
Caitlin White | July 28, 2015 - 11:12 am
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Azealia Banks Leaves Her Label (Again)

Azealia Banks' very public dispute with her previous record label, Universal, led them to drop her from their roster, which allowed her to release her…
James Rettig | July 21, 2015 - 5:51 pm
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Azealia Banks, Stephen Hawking Pull Out Of Glastonbury

Earlier this morning, Glastonbury Festival announced via Twitter that Azealia Banks will no longer be performing at this weekend's event. Banks told Billboard that she'…
Caitlin White | June 26, 2015 - 1:08 pm
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Azealia Banks To Star In 8 Mile-Style Rap Drama Directed By RZA

Add "actress" to Azealia Banks' résumé of rapper, singer, and professional shit-talker. The Hollywood Reporter says that Banks has been tapped to star in It
James Rettig | May 26, 2015 - 9:07 pm
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Azealia Banks, Dev Hynes Criticize BET Awards

Azealia Banks and Dev Hynes, two of the most fascinating, outspoken, talented black musicians working today, took to Twitter today with some harsh words for…
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2015 - 12:38 pm
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Azealia Banks’ Next Album Is Called Business & Pleasure

Azealia Banks' much-delayed but surprisingly very good debut Broke With Expensive Taste finally came out last year, and it looks like the rapper has already…
James Rettig | May 13, 2015 - 10:08 pm

Watch Peacemaker Azealia Banks Stop Fans Fighting At Her NYC Concert

Azealia Banks is usually the one picking the fights, but she ended up shutting one down at last night's Irving Plaza show. Members of the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 12, 2015 - 4:42 pm
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Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen (Remix)” (Feat. Azealia Banks, Quavo, & Gucci Mane)

Plenty of people idolize Fetty Wap's exuberant druggy jam "Trap Queen," so why shouldn't it get a remix featuring Quavo of Migos, prolific and jail-bound…
Caitlin White | May 5, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Azealia Banks – “Ice Princess” Video

Azealia Banks has shared a video for "Ice Princess," the AraabMusik-produced track from her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste. There's no interactive element here…
James Rettig | March 31, 2015 - 9:23 am

GypjaQ – “Blown Away” (Feat. Azealia Banks) Video

QypJaQ is a New York-based rapper who has basically no online footprint, but it looks like he's about to "blow away" the Twittersphere thanks to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 27, 2015 - 6:08 pm
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Azealia Banks’ Playboy Photos And Interview Are Out

Back in February Playboy teased their upcoming Azealia Banks cover, and now that cat-inspired spread has arrived. It seems like everything Banks does has a…
Caitlin White | March 16, 2015 - 2:03 pm
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Azealia Banks – “Wallace” Video

In making her new video for "Wallace," a track from her 2014 album Broke With Expensive Taste, Azealia Banks did something different. The video i…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2015 - 12:27 pm
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Azealia Banks Is Twitter Fighting With Erykah Badu Now

Surprise, surprise: Azealia Banks got into a spat with Erykah Badu on Twitter yesterday. After Badu replied to someone who asked if she listened to…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 10:57 am
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Azealia Banks Is Posing Nude For Playboy

As Pitchfork points out, Azealia Banks will pose nude in the April edition of Playboy. According to the magazine, the shoot is “frisky pictorial that’…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2015 - 1:21 pm
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