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“Hotline Bling” is not Drake’s greatest song ever. Although the melody and groove have exerted their allure on millions including myself, the production sounds weirdly dinky. The lyrics find Drake at his clingiest and most insufferable, trying to control an ex by lecturing her about how she goes out too much and longing for the… More »

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 »

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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…
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
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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"…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 28, 2013 - 3:46 pm

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 15, 2013 - 5:52 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2013 - 3:19 pm

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,…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 7, 2013 - 11:20 am

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…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2013 - 4:40 pm

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 2, 2013 - 9:29 am

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…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2012 - 8:46 am