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Azealia Banks – “ATM Jam” 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 perha… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 21, 2013

Britney Spears – “Work Bitch (Azealia Banks Remix)”

As we've discussed here before with regard to Azealia Banks's beat-borrowing, this is absolutely common ground rap business. It's why this year eight million rappers made their own version of Migos' "Versace." But we all already know that Banks is playing a different ballgame than most other rhyme-slingers and that includes who she… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 11, 2013

Azealia Banks Scraps Collab With “Really Rude” Disclosure

Here's a hypothetical scenario: You're a dance-rapper with a major-label deal and at least one gigantic crossover internet-hit. But you can't get a release date for your album, in part because you've alienated vast swaths of the internet universe by being an absolute dick to a ton of other artists on Twitter. And let's say,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013

Azealia Banks – “Count Contessa”

For a lot of reasons, it seems less and less likely that we'll hear Broke With Expensive Taste, the long-in-the-works major-label debut from Azealia Banks, anytime soon. But she's already announced a possibly-fake release date for her next mixtape, and it's almost a year away. Banks claims that Fantasea II: The Second Wave, the follow-u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2013

Azealia Banks – “ATM Jam” (Feat. Pharrell)

At Glastonbury this past week, Azealia Banks premiered "ATM Jam," a collaboration with Pharrell that is a bit of a departure from her usual dance music-gleaned output. Granted, she'd already shed her house-adoring skin with the bombastic "Yung Rupunxel" but this is her first truly radio-friendly cut that has a lot of BBQ soundtrack potential. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 2, 2013

Watch Azealia Banks Debut “ATM JAM” (Featuring Pharrell) At Glastonbury

During her set at Glastonbury this weekend, Azealia Banks debuted a new single "ATM JAM." Pharrell wasn't there, but he is on the track, which you can hear below at 40:53. More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 30, 2013

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one's FOMO, I watched MTV's coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger about being born in the '80s. I was too young to go, and the dry, dirt-and-mud-free confines of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 10, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Every music video that came out during this apocalyptic, ridiculous week felt like a way to kill a few minutes before either flames consumed the entire planet or Daft Punk got around to dropping their "Get Lucky" video, so if we found ourselves a little less captivated than usual this week, it wasn't necessarily the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2013

Azealia Banks – “Yung Rapunxel” Video

In case you weren't entirely sure if Azealia Banks really gives a fuck or not, here's the video for her witchy, ferocious track "Yung Rapunxel" which features Banks breaking champagne bottles on SWAT Team Members' riot masks. The Illuminati imagery is heavy in here, too, replete with an owl flying in and out of Banks'… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 16, 2013

Coachella 2013 Sunday: Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Jessie Ware, & More

SpaceGhostPurrp doesn't really scream Sunday brunch hour entertainment, but he and his crew Raider Klan were one of the acts to kick off Day 3 of Coachella. Yet, he, Key Nyata, and the whole lot of them sold the kind of menace that is better suited for a dark club than beaming sun rays and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 15, 2013

Azealia Banks – “No Problems” Video

Azealia Banks performed at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami earlier this month, and Rony Alwin was around to shoot footage, which he's turned into a video for her song "No Problems." The video finds Banks all around the festival grounds, performing with Steve Aoki, and hanging out with Diplo. Check it out below. And… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 30, 2013

Azealia Banks Shares New Single, Wishes Death Upon The Stone Roses

At this point, all the people Azealia Banks has Twitter-feuded with over the past few months should just band together, record a "We Are The World"-style song about the experience, and then just be done with it. Banks's latest target is an unexpected one: Reunited Madchester legends the Stone Roses, who, according to Banks, attempted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013

Azealia Banks – “Barely Legal” (The Strokes Cover)

Azealia Banks haters, start your engines! I fully expect that just the headline "Azealia Banks - 'Barely Legal' (The Strokes Cover)" already has some people's vitriol tanks overflowing and ready for the comment section, but let's backtrack a bit. Anyone who has been following Banks for a long time -- I'm talking before "212" wa… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 28, 2013

Azealia Banks – “Harlem Shake” Video

Yesterday, we looked into the recent tensions between Azealia Banks and "Harlem Shake" producer Baauer that surfaced as a result of her remix of the song. Baauer had Banks's remix of the song removed from Soundcloud. This morning, she responded by posting her video of the song on Vimeo. "Sick and tired of these… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 16, 2013

Baauer And Azealia Banks Beef Over “Harlem Shake” Takedown

Azealia Banks and "Harlem Shake" producer Baauer are in a bit of a to-do over Banks's remix of the song. Yesterday she posted her own version on SoundCloud, which Baauer had swiftly removed, prompting her to ask why he was "coccblocking." Baauer's reply -- "cause its not ur song lol" -- set… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 15, 2013

Azealia Banks – “Harlem Shake”

There's an amazingly insipid video floating around the internet lately: Dorm rooms full of kids going apeshit to Baauer's 2012 dance track "Harlem Shake," doing dances that have nothing to do with the actual Harlem shake dance. (Observe.) So obviously, the time is right for an actual Harlem native, dance-rap queen Azealia Banks, to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2013

Azealia Banks – “No Problems” & Angel Haze – “Shut The Fuck Up”

There was no fan on the flames of the battle between Harlem spit-fire Azealia Banks and NYC-via-Virginia rapper Angel Haze over the weekend. On Friday, Banks and frequent collaborator Machinedrum dropped "No Problems," a response track to Haze's "On The Edge." While the spat has primarily been relegated to Twitter and SoundCloud — Haze… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 7, 2013

Angel Haze – “On The Edge” (Azealia Banks Dis)

Well, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand. Angel Haze and Azealia Banks, two very good rappers who seem to have a lot in common, started out today by going at each other's necks on Twitter. (Read the whole exchange here.) And already Angel Haze has fired off the first… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2013

Azealia Banks – “BBD”

When you approach Azealia Banks's first offering of 2013, "BBD," it has the same hydraulics that you expect from her -- dance music trends on hyperdrive, with ruminations on how she feels just that much better than everyone else. The thing that made her famous was a mouthful of vitriol -- labyrinthine wordplay that… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 2, 2013

Azealia Banks – “Atlantis” Video

Mermaids figure heavily into the iconography of au courant Harlem-bred dance-rapper Azealia Banks, and never more so than in the new video for "Atlantis," a percolating track from her Fantasea mixtape. In director Fafi's video, Banks rides dolphins, flexes octopus tentacles, and generally reenacts "Under The Sea" via goofy no-budget CGI. Watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2012