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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

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 - 3:00 pm

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 this week’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 15, 2012 - 10:30 am

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 - 3:38 pm

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: Actually, she’s back… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 12, 2012 - 3:54 pm

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 a… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 4, 2012 - 2:50 pm

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 - 3:25 pm

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. Listen below. UPDATE:More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 8:43 am

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 - 11:22 am

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 - 9:19 am

Watch Radiohead, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Azealia Banks, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella weekend one rages on, and last night featured sets from marquee acts like Radiohead, Bon Iver, Azealia Banks and ASAP Rocky. Their sets have been thrown up online, which you can watch below. Notable: St. Vincent plays her new song, “KROKODIL,” during her performance. Also notable: streaming sets today (all times PST) include Wild… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 15, 2012 - 2:02 pm

15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live music in your city and there’s none to be had outside of that one bar band that always plays Happy Hour on Tuesdays at… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Azealia Banks – “Fuck Up The Fun” (Prod. Diplo)

Over the weekend, Azealia Banks posted a new track called “Fuck Up The Fun,” a drum-heavy track produced by Diplo that showcases a rapid, dense flow of shit-talk from Banks. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 26, 2012 - 10:28 am

Azealia Banks – “Bambi”

The young hyped-up New York dance-rapper Azealia Banks recently let the fashion line Mugler a song called of hers called “Bambi” as the soundtrack for a Paris fashion show. Paul “Phones” Epworth produced the track, which, it turns out, sounds very much like a fashion-show soundtrack. Banks doesn’t rap on it; she just does flirty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2012 - 11:29 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2012

Here it is, the first mix of The Last Year. So far we’ve had a flood of good music these first few weeks of 2012, which in fairness is probably just the result of bands wisely holding back on releasing things into the holiday void that is the winternet, but let’s be optimistic about it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 20, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Azealia Banks – “NEEDSUMLUV”

Recently-anointed coolest person in the world Azealia Banks took to her Twitter yesterday to drop “NEEDSUMLUV,” an R&B-tinged track produced by Machinedrum. The source track is from Machindrum’s forthcoming SXLND EP and samples Aaliyah’s “One In A Million” (Coincidentally, it’s Aaliyah’s birthday today, RIP). Download the track after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 16, 2012 - 9:34 am

Azealia Banks & Kreayshawn Launch The Dumbest Feud Of 2012 So Far

This is how the inevitable war of the internet-hype fashion-rap sprites starts: Not with a bang, but with a Twitter. (Sorry.) Azealia Banks and Kreayshawn both got famous in 2011 on the strength of YouTube videos for catchy songs, in which both of them rocked Mickey Mouse-related clothing (“212” and Mickey sweatshirt for Azealia, “GucciMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Scissor Sisters – “Shady Love” Video (Feat. Azealia Banks)

It’s been a second since we heard from glitter pop specialists Scissor Sisters — they basically took 2011 off, it would seem — but over the weekend they dropped a memorable video for their new single “Shady Love,” which NME promises to be “the first pop stonker of 2012,” whatever the hell that means. The… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 3, 2012 - 9:10 am