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Azealia Banks – “Luxury” Video

Azealia Banks is in the news for a not-great reason this morning: As Pitchfork reports, she's involved in a Twitter feud with Munchi, the producer behind her Fantasea mixtape track "Esta Noche." Munchi is saying that she used the track without permission, then announced plans to release it as a legit commercial single,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2012

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here's what we're getting down to: It's that time of year when Stereogum's staff selects the 40 most exciting new* act… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The music-video universe took a bit of a week off this week; Labor Day, I guess, will do that. But there was still plenty of good stuff out this week; the relative scarcity just meant that I didn't have to cut anything deeply awesome to put this list together. Check out this week's list below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2012

Azealia Banks, Hunters @ Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn 9/5/12

Azealia Banks's road to success began in Harlem, and her breakout single "212" is an ode to the city that seems to live in every one of her beats and slyly snarled lyrics. She's moved, though, to Los Angeles, and in her new cover profile in this month's issue of SPIN, she says she never… More »

By: Wyatt Marshall / September 6, 2012

Azealia Banks – “1991” Video

Here's Azealia Banks's look-heavy clip for "1991," a lively, color-saturated video that could easily serve as a stand-alone Fashion's Night Out promo. Justin Mitchell directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 4, 2012

Azealia Banks – “Van Vogue” Video

Today, Azealia Banks drops the sleek and stylish video for 1991 cut "Van Vogue," in which we find our heroine getting twisty, getting soaked (mundane behavior for mermaids), and striking dozens upon dozens of poses. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 14, 2012

Azealia Banks – “Succubi”

For such a new rap-scene face, Azealia Banks certainly loves throwing darts at her more-established forbears. She's had a ton of icy words for T.I. already, and on her new song "Succubi," Banks throws snarls at Dipset capo and fellow Harlem native Jim Jones. (They'd already been Twitter-beefing over which of them called him/herself a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2012

From T.I. To TNGHT: A Look At Trap Rave

Do a search for "trap" on SoundCloud and you'll find more than 500 tracks uploaded with the tag in the last three days. What's interesting, though, are the labels that show up with the most frequency in the similar tags section: "bass," "club," "dance," "dj," "dubstep," and "electronic" appear right below the expected "rap," "hip-hop,"… More »

By: Puja Patel / August 6, 2012

Download Azealia Banks Fantasea Mixtape

Azealia Banks just dropped her long-awaited Fantasea mixtape, a release that's suffered a few delays but managed to keep excitement high thanks to tracks like "Jumanji," "Aquababe," "Neptune" and "Nathan" (as well as her recent good-to-great EP 1991). Download it here. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 11, 2012

Azealia Banks – “Neptune” (Feat. Shystie)

Here's another from Azealia Bank's forthcoming mixtape Fantasea, a track called "Neptune" that features the British rapper Shystie. It rides a pulsating piece of production that sounds, fittingly enough, like it's underwater. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 10, 2012

Azealia Banks – “Nathan” (Feat. Styles P)

Harlem dance-rap sensation Azealia Banks has just released yet another free MP3 out into the online ether. Like a lot of her other songs, this one has her going in over a jittery dance-music beat, this time from Drums Of Death. Unlike a lot of her other songs, this one also features a veteran New… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2012

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It's our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you should do absolutely everything now that it is the season of impulsive behavior. But if you are incapable of such youthful indiscretion without examining the fine print/weighing every possible life… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 26, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After last week's explosion of awesome, this week couldn't help but feel something like a letdown in the music-video department. But there was still definitely some heat, especially in our pick for the week's best video, one of the most beguilingly strange and inexplicable clips of the year. Weird anomaly: All five of thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 15, 2012

Azealia Banks – “Liquorice” Video

In the video for "Liquorice," a dance-rap track from her new 1991 EP, young Harlem star Azealia Banks wraps herself in all sorts of American iconography, including a moment where two cowgirl Azealias have an Old West-style showdown. Even though Banks herself is the only human being who shows up onscreen, it's still a fun,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2012

Azealia Banks – “Aquababe”

Azealia Banks is now off of Twitter, but her spurt of solid musical output continues unabated. Here's another one from the forthcoming Fantasea, a gurgling track produced by frequent collaborator Machinedrum called "Aquababe." Lyrically, it's brimming with bars reflective of the aqua-colored mermaid aesthetic she's been favoring lately. Download it below. UPDATE:More »

By: Corban Goble / June 12, 2012

Azealia Banks @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 6/3/12

Thanks to Peter Rosenberg's sexist comments, Azealia Banks was the lone billed female performer at yesterday's Hot 97 Summer Jam, yet another circumstance indicative of the spotlight the young Harlem rapper has been placed under. Early on -- particularly the time period after she announced a record deal with XL -- it was not… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 4, 2012

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2012

Some months, you get blockbuster bands releasing big singles in stream-only format. May was not like that -- May was a good month for freely downloadable MP3s. Respect, May. In the ten-track zip below, you'll find big singles from artists sitting on anticipated new LPs -- like Yeasayer and Twin Shadow and Azealia Banks --… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 30, 2012

Azealia Banks – “1991” & “Van Vogue”

American electronic musician Machinedrum strikes up another collaboration with Harlem rapper Azealia Banks for her new EP's title track, the knocking "1991," a release that finds Azealia displaying more of her rapid-fire rap prowess. "I make hits motherfucker / never do it for free," Banks raps over the Burial-meets-dancehall burner from Machinedrum. Liste… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012

Azealia Banks – “Jumanji”

Fast-rising Harlem dance-rapper Azealia Banks has just dropped the first track from her forthcoming mixtape Fantastic, and it's easily the best thing she's done since her "212" breakout. On the track, her bratty flow gets impressively twisty over a lightheartedly jittery, seesawing beat from producers Hudson Mohawke and Nick Hook. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 11, 2012

Lana Del Rey – “Blue Jeans (Smims&Belle Remix)” (Feat. Azealia Banks)

Smims&Belle is the new DJ project from Mark Foster and Isom Innis, two members of Foster The People. Judging by their first big remix, I'm delighted to note that they sound nothing like Foster The People. However, due warning: They do sound an awful lot like Swedish House Mafia or something. Credit them, however, with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2012