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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 like there was with her Google-backed "Wallace" video, but it's a slick clip directed by the production team We Were Monkeys. Banks is the titular princess, who ow… More »

By: James Rettig / March 31, 2015

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 his high school friend and collaborator, Azealia Banks. The duo released a video for GypjaQ's track "Blow Away," which boasts the ridiculously clever repeating hook: "Blown away like the cloud/… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 27, 2015

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 mischievous twist, so even if she's wearing a cheetah-print teddy, there's also an actual cat perched on her head, too. It's a clever, tongue-in-cheek commentary on the magazine's obsessio… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 16, 2015

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 is an interactive piece of work, one that you help control via webcam. Apparently, the way you move your face controls the way her face moves, and your face also… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2015

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 the rapper and said that she "tried," Banks ascended from whatever hell dimension she constantly checks her @-replies in to call her out. "When artists grow old and begin to… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015

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’s sure to break the Internet." "Frisky," if the teaser image is anything to go on, appears to be code for "we're making her look like a cat." Furrie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015

The Week In Pop: Empire, Nashville, & TV’s Music Drama Craze

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / January 22, 2015

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014

The Week In Pop: The Cold Hard Facts On The Year In Pop

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year's best albums, we noted how subjective that pursuit is, but there is a more objective way to determine what music ruled 2014: cold hard facts. And what do you… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014

Azealia Banks – “Chasing Time (Max Tundra Remix)”

British producer Max Tundra (real name Ben Jacobs) has shared a remix of Azealia Banks' "Chasing Time" using the stems that Banks made available for her remix contest for the song. It's unclear if the producer actually intends to submit this in for the contest, but he notes that this is the only remix… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014

Azealia Banks Announces $10,000 Remix Contest

Azealia Banks has announced a new partnership with Soundcloud, BitTorrent, and MTV for a remix contest for her new single "Chasing Time" off of her finally released debut album Broke With Expensive Taste. Banks will pick the winning remix, which will then become the first official remix for the song. The winner will also… More »

By: James Rettig / November 18, 2014

Azealia Banks Still Hates The “Ugly One” From Disclosure, Loves Ariel Pink Despite His Questionable Hygiene

Azealia Banks may have finally gotten her debut album out into the world, but that doesn't mean she's given up her infamous beefing ways. A new profile for The Guardian reads like a laundry list of the spats that Banks has gotten herself into over the past few years, and she trie… More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014

Azealia Banks – “Chasing Time” Video

Last week, Azealia Banks surprise-released her long-awaited debut album Broke With Expensive Taste and generally reminded the universe that she can be really good at making music. Today, she gives us her video for "Chasing Time," the breezy dance-rap single she released a couple of months ago. Like a lot of Banks' videos,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014

Azealia Banks Surprise-Releases Broke With Expensive Taste

Azealia Banks' debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, has been in the works since the dawn of modern civilization, only to be interrupted at every turn, frequently by Banks herself. When we last heard from Banks -- upon the release of her single "Chasing Time," in September, we wrote, "Broke With Expensive TasteMore »

By: Michael Nelson / November 6, 2014

Snoop Dogg Should Probably Take A Break From Instagram

Last month, Snoop Dogg got into some trouble for a homophobic Instagram post that called out another user, which he deleted shortly after it started to gain some traction in the media. Over the weekend, he posted something else offensive: this time, it was a disparaging meme of Iggy Azalea. Azalea responded via Twitter… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014

Azealia Banks – “Chasing Time”

Broke With Expensive Taste still doesn't seem to be on the horizon, but a new Azealia Banks track has appeared online. "Chasing Time" is the second song we've heard from her since she got out of her record deal this past summer. Compared to the rap-heavy "Heavy Metal And Reflective," this one ha… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, I was something like the 75 millionth person to watch Kiesza's "Hideaway" video, and holy hell, that thing is great. I don't know what kept me from clicking play on it for this long. "Hideaway" was already a monster hit before I watched it, and the video has been up online since… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014

Azealia Banks – “Heavy Metal And Reflective” Video

Last week, Azealia Banks released the single "Heavy Metal And Reflective," her first new song since cutting ties with her old label. Now, she's released the video for that track, directed by Rob Soucy and Nick Ace. It features biker gangs, barking dogs, a slow-motion shot of a butterfly, and Banks singing in the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 5, 2014

Azealia Banks – “Heavy Metal And Reflective”

When Azealia Banks announced that she had been let go from her label deal at Interscope, it meant that we were one step closer to finally hearing the debut album that we've been curious about since "212" was released over two years ago. "Heavy Metal And Reflective" is her first new song since she gained… More »

By: James Rettig / July 27, 2014

Azealia Banks Says She’s Free From Her Label, Wants To Join Interpol

New York rapper Azealia Banks has been on a reign of Twitter terror for years now, but if you've only been checking in during the (frequent) occasions in which she's been blasting fellow musicians, you may have missed the many time she begged her label, Interscope, to drop her. Banks's viral hit "212" i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2014
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