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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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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
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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
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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

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…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2012 - 9:44 am
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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…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2012 - 10:23 am
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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…
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.
Corban Goble | September 4, 2012 - 8:41 am
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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…
Corban Goble | August 14, 2012 - 11:38 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2012 - 12:47 pm
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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,…
Puja Patel | August 6, 2012 - 11:24 am
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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…
Corban Goble | July 11, 2012 - 10:25 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | July 10, 2012 - 5:04 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2012 - 9:23 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | June 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2012 - 10:30 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2012 - 3:38 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | June 12, 2012 - 3:54 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | June 4, 2012 - 2:50 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | May 30, 2012 - 3:25 pm
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