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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" is more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2014 - 5:02 pm

The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us this year. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Azealia Banks Begs To Be Dropped From Universal

Azealia Banks signed to Universal two years ago, on the promise of her great single "212." And now that she's on one of the biggest labels in the world, we've only gotten an EP and a mixtape out of the New York rapper, and her oft-promised debut, Broke With Expensive Taste, has seen its release… More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Beyoncé – “Partition (Remix Feat. Busta Rhymes & Azealia Banks)”

Here, only a day late, are Busta and Azealia Banks teaming up to drop some bars on a remix of Beyoncé's "Partition." Stream it below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 9, 2014 - 8:21 pm

The 10 Dumbest Azealia Banks Beefs Of 2013

There's no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It's been over two years since "212" dropped and we're still not sure when (or if) her oft-delayed debut album will ever be released. It's frustrating to see a young artist prioritize petty feuds over making music, and it's especially frustrating because I like Azealia'… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2013 - 3:57 pm

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 perhaps it… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 21, 2013 - 10:43 am

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 pilfers backing… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 11, 2013 - 11:30 am

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 - 11:04 am

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 - 1:04 pm

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 - 12:40 pm

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 - 11:53 am

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 - 1:42 pm

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 - 12:10 pm

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 - 1:29 pm

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 - 10:42 am

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 - 12:00 pm

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 - 10:07 am

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 - 3:46 pm

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 raggedy… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 16, 2013 - 11:53 am

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 Banks completely off… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 15, 2013 - 5:52 pm