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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

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 use… More »

By: 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, 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 followed… More »

By: 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 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 on-wax… More »

By: 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 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 endeared… More »

By: 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 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 below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2012 - 8:46 am

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, and Munchi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2012 - 9:44 am

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* acts of… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

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 - 10:23 am

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 - 2:03 pm

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 - 8:41 am

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 - 11:38 am

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 - 12:47 pm

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 - 11:24 am

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 - 10:25 pm

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 - 5:04 pm

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 - 9:23 am