Azealia Banks takes us back to 1991
Azealia Banks first arrived on the scene as a fresh-faced adolescent Pippi Longstocking with a potty mouth. Her single from last fall, 212 permanently cemented her place as one of hip-hop's rising stars, and her chamber of rotating personas immediately drew comparisons to another spitfire emcee, Nicki Minaj.
Both a musical and biological product of the nineties, Banks finally makes her debut with her EP, 1991, out today via Interscope/Polydor, and out physically on June 12.
Doing her best Naomi Campbell on the cover of her EP, she continues to master the mix of club beats to her testosterone-fueled rhymes. Nailing down the production is Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum, who certainly knows a thing or two about dominating the electronic dance music scene.
The new tracks are available to stream (see below), including the title song, "1991", "Van Vogue", and "Liquorice", where she also gets to show off her singing chops. And with a mixtape release on the way for July 4, Banks has already begun her world domination of the summer.
|Azealia Banks - 1991|
|Azealia Banks - Van Vogue|
|Azealia Banks - Liquorice|