Azealia Banks

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She's getting all the hype and it seems her thing is to rap on top of electronic songs (lazy jay, lone, machinedrum, jimmy edgar). She'll be releasing her debut album later this year. Will she rise or will she flop?

Moka, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:13 (nine years ago) link

If she can throw together more stuff that sounds as interesting as 212, then yeah, I think she'll do just fine. I guess we'll have to wait and find out.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:53 (nine years ago) link

Has there really not been an Azealia thread before now?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:59 (nine years ago) link

ILX was down when she started taking off

billstevejim, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 10:16 (nine years ago) link

May as well put this here:

http://soundcloud.com/azealia-banks/needsumluv-sxlnd

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 10:26 (nine years ago) link

(I like it a lot!)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 10:27 (nine years ago) link

i am not sure about that :/

(or indeed anything other than "212")

irina-camelia begu (lex pretend), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:24 (nine years ago) link

Haha I'd almost prefer it if I never heard from/of Azealia again, and I like "212".

Or if she basically had a career like Slarta John or Richie Dan.

That'd be just fine.

Tim F, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:30 (nine years ago) link

Haha I'd almost prefer it if I never heard from/of Azealia again, and I like "212".

yeah! also applies to LDR/"Video Games" and Kreayshawn/"Gucci Gucci"

irina-camelia begu (lex pretend), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:35 (nine years ago) link

Also I sorta resent Azealia hype because, like, where were all of these fuckers for Lady Stush?

Tim F, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:42 (nine years ago) link

or reema major this year! a lot of the time when i see people wetting themselves over azealia, i think, yall need to expand your horizons and stop reading the same blogs as everyone else

irina-camelia begu (lex pretend), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:47 (nine years ago) link

Lady Stush and Azealia aren't exactly similar though.

Or if she basically had a career like Slarta John or Richie Dan

^^^ Yes this. Given the people involved in her career and the sort of audience she's courting it's more likely that they could fuck it up completely and she could end up with some hamfisted try-to-please-everyone-actually-please-no-one Lady Sovereign career.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:50 (nine years ago) link

Lady Sovereign is a good reference point actually. Though obv they don't actually sound alike.

Tim F, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:53 (nine years ago) link

i still think kid sister is the closest ref point for az banks - she's kind of like a kid sis who hit at the right time

irina-camelia begu (lex pretend), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:54 (nine years ago) link

and i think that line about "i am the young sis, the beacon" in "212" is shade directed at kid sis ;_;

irina-camelia begu (lex pretend), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:55 (nine years ago) link

Yeah I'd say Kid Sister works best as a sonic comparison (the big slab of dancehall influence in Lady Stush separates her from this conversation for me), Lady Sov as an example of where/how her career might go wrong.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:18 (nine years ago) link

lol i was just gonna make a crack yesterday about it just being about the time for moka to start a thread about azealia banks

tyga mother (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 18:32 (nine years ago) link

good thing she started it first

dayo, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 18:46 (nine years ago) link

living the dream: http://www.factmag.com/2012/01/18/azealia-banks-signs-to-universal/

Angrrau Birds (seandalai), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 21:36 (nine years ago) link

I love they say she's not a one trick pony, yet every track she released in 2011 was just her performing on top of a song that already existed. That's exactly ONE trick.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 21:40 (nine years ago) link

that's not really a 'trick,' that's just something a lot of new artists do, especially rappers, whether you think that's a valid measure of their talent or creativity or not. obviously that's probably not what she's going to do on her major label album anyway.

Planned Perrintweet (some dude), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 21:43 (nine years ago) link

Oh yeah, I'm sure whatever turns up on her album will be created solely for her with her in the loop of the process. Look forward to it, tbh.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 22:06 (nine years ago) link

Hmm, so there's this thing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQQeOoNrqDs

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Friday, 20 January 2012 16:53 (nine years ago) link

It's not bad, but I feel like I've heard tracks before where it's just somebody chatting up somebody else over a beat. From what I understand, though, this was just made to be runway music.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 20 January 2012 17:08 (nine years ago) link

I swooned over "212" too, and notice I really don't have any other nasty female rap on 125-130 BPM house beats, which is a pretty natural environment. Not asking for a derail, but I'd appreciate a few pointers to Bank's precursors.

Plato’s The Cave In Claymation (Sanpaku), Friday, 20 January 2012 19:45 (nine years ago) link

^^^^^

lost ai weiwei (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:25 (nine years ago) link

You can recognize them by their buffalo stance

this is funny u bitter dork (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:55 (nine years ago) link

@Sanpaku -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDExY9TK9Ow

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:09 (nine years ago) link

ur also looking for Missy really.

this is funny u bitter dork (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:12 (nine years ago) link

aren't we all

@51TimesNo (some dude), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:12 (nine years ago) link

difference is between those of us who are willing to accept substitutes, i suppose

@51TimesNo (some dude), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:13 (nine years ago) link

Dude cmon, she's sitting RIGHT THERE

this is funny u bitter dork (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:16 (nine years ago) link

Some clarification, I'm not looking for more nasty female rap with hip-hop backings, there's no shortage of that. I'm curious about nasty female rap over 125-130 bpm 4-on-the-floor house ala "212".

Plato’s The Cave In Claymation (Sanpaku), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:16 (nine years ago) link

"4 My People" is only 118 bpms :(

@51TimesNo (some dude), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:20 (nine years ago) link

i swear i was just posting that

this is funny u bitter dork (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:21 (nine years ago) link

FWIW, I think AB is interesting because of the ease with which she crossed that ethnic/oceanic divide on "212", though her other tracks lack that tension of syncopated boast over metronomic propulsion.

Plato’s The Cave In Claymation (Sanpaku), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:37 (nine years ago) link

All prob 130-ish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-g-QimJKlc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIyKcNvJNfo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3piv9EFZU8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRefxBSRR68

Dunno about nasty tho.

Hope this helps with your blog house mix :'D

jimitheexploder, Friday, 20 January 2012 22:52 (nine years ago) link

Thx. I haven't done a mix since my nephew's wedding 14 months ago. Blog house wasn't in favor.

Plato’s The Cave In Claymation (Sanpaku), Friday, 20 January 2012 23:23 (nine years ago) link

Sanpaku you prolly heard this one - it's not exactly rapping and it's maybe not up your nephew's alley either but what it is is immortal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMvpP9Rq3t4

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 21 January 2012 02:43 (nine years ago) link

d-40 otm about 'bambi'

I am that young sis, the beacon, a yardstick (dayo), Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:04 (nine years ago) link

tracer otm about 20 fingers

'youve got to lick it before we kick it' is also classic

I Love Pedantry (D-40), Saturday, 21 January 2012 05:35 (nine years ago) link

"bambi" =

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOXKo90-DNA

Bruce K. Tedesco (zachlyon), Saturday, 21 January 2012 07:05 (nine years ago) link

had never heard that Ms Bratt track, ty for posting

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Saturday, 21 January 2012 11:16 (nine years ago) link

hearing "SXLND" without AB on top of it made me like it more

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:18 (nine years ago) link

Is this a Hip House thread now? This is an all time favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfQT7etnKg

Moka, Sunday, 29 January 2012 20:49 (nine years ago) link

"Club Action" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "212"

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Sunday, 29 January 2012 22:21 (nine years ago) link

Yeah "Club Action" is one of my favorite songs ever so obviously I prefer it to "212."

also.. http://azealiabanks.atmoapparel.co.uk/

billstevejim, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:56 (nine years ago) link

willfully ignorant about this person

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:20 (nine years ago) link

"Club Action (I Believe In Love)"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:34 (nine years ago) link

it sounded like a suicide note, all about how there was no point continuing and she was previously wrapping up her stuff with a final LP before the end, but now wasn't even going to do that. she had that despairing but calm tone which made it sound not really like a cry for help.

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:24 (nine months ago) link

She definitely needs help asap.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:26 (nine months ago) link

Never know what to do with these mental health crises playing out in public. Ignore them becz there's nothing I can do about them? Pay attention to them and feel bad becz there's nothing I can do about them? I guess this is what "thoughts and prayers" is for.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:49 (nine months ago) link


if people want to cook and eat their dead pets that's fine by me. filming yourself digging it up and preparing/cooking/eating it and sharing it with your fans is not well-adjusted behavior

― stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:18 AM (forty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

you know it's actually not fine by me

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:01 (nine months ago) link

ok but what if your dog demanded it in his will

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:06 (nine months ago) link

if Oscar wants to start kicking in for the bills around here I'll be happy to listen

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:13 (nine months ago) link

She's roasting Doja Cat on Instagram now apparently? Sensing a theme

Evan, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:21 (nine months ago) link

literally?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:31 (nine months ago) link

^^ valid question, imo

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:32 (nine months ago) link

fava beans, chianti, etc

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:13 (nine months ago) link

She was trending a week or so ago for some covidiot/anti-mask BS.

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:20 (nine months ago) link

boxedjoy post

+ 1

I’ve known people who I could imagine having an animal skull on a shelf. Perhaps even a beloved pet’s skull. I would not ask how they got the animal to skull form, but I would hope it was hired out

some people are just DIY types and like making how-to videos, I guess

mh, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:56 (nine months ago) link

Others are just starving for the attention

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:49 (nine months ago) link

I mean, not nearly on the same level as Banks here, but let's not forget that Fiona Apple used her dog's bones for her widely loved by ILM new record.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:53 (nine months ago) link

I once again had to reread Azealia’s wiki page section on her feuds. I forgot she called LdR “the hamburgler“

mh, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:56 (nine months ago) link

Fiona did this too?

treeship., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:58 (nine months ago) link

stopped clocks, etc

Totino's Fortnite Training Room (DJP), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:58 (nine months ago) link

xp: I don’t think Fiona made a soup

Totino's Fortnite Training Room (DJP), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:58 (nine months ago) link

lol no, well at least not that I'm aware of. She did use her dog's bones as percussion on her new record though.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:59 (nine months ago) link

Music’s hottest new trend is “house pet hot pot”

Totino's Fortnite Training Room (DJP), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:01 (nine months ago) link

I feel like accusing anyone, however bizarre their behaviour, of being "an attention seeker" is just nagl, can we not do that?

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:02 (nine months ago) link

says the person who armchair-diagnosed her as mentally ill

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:07 (nine months ago) link

what? fuck off.

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:08 (nine months ago) link

this is you

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid) at 6:45 9 Aug 20
we've all had fun at her expense but I'm really concerned for her at this point (if you don't know what I'm talking about, check her IG stories)

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:11 (nine months ago) link

i'm not the one saying it's a bad look to accuse her of seeking attention

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:13 (nine months ago) link

to accuse anyone, not just her

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:14 (nine months ago) link

this is completely normal behavior and frankly anyone who suggests otherw

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:15 (nine months ago) link

Music’s hottest new trend is “house pet hot pot”

― Totino's Fortnite Training Room (DJP), Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:01 PM (seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Animal Consommé - Merriweather Pet Bouillon
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds Delicious, Thanks

Evan, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:16 (nine months ago) link

almost everyone seeks attention in one way or another, so turning "attention seeking" into an accusation is always a proxy for something else, it's like "uppity" or "shrill" - it says a lot about your values and not much about theirs.

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:24 (nine months ago) link

Okay now

Totino's Fortnite Training Room (DJP), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:27 (nine months ago) link

so she boiled her pet to get the bones because she wanted to keep them? that's a different thing from making soup out of a cat obviously.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:53 (nine months ago) link

It is. And it is connected to, like, rituals she does. I remember she sacrificed a chicken a while back. Idk.

treeship., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:54 (nine months ago) link

yeah, she's got an affinity to santeria iirc

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:55 (nine months ago) link

Yeah. Not my thing but less disturbing than the headlines suggested.

treeship., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:57 (nine months ago) link

she had a million dollars and she spent it all

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:57 (nine months ago) link

i mean THAT'S disturbing but i'd like to see an itemized receipt

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:58 (nine months ago) link

She sold her house for over 800k

treeship., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:59 (nine months ago) link

pretty wild thing to post to instagram but it’s probably near the bottom of azealia’s top ten wildest moments tbrr

mh, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:01 (nine months ago) link

uh the internet says her house sold in a foreclosure for that much

meaning she still had a mortgage

mh, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:02 (nine months ago) link

Oh that sucks

treeship., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:10 (nine months ago) link

well i mean how much was the mortgage

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:12 (nine months ago) link

“guess that cat gettin eaten” and “fuck watching a cat” both elite-level posts, a++

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:45 (nine months ago) link

well i mean how much was the mortgage

― the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:12 PM (forty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

how should i know, i ain't got no crystal ball

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:55 (nine months ago) link

I would guess she had at most $212k in equity

mh, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:14 (nine months ago) link

six months pass...

I guess "Fuck Him All Night" was not an ILM hit.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Sunday, 25 July 2021 00:19 (two months ago) link

last song of hers I liked was "Anna Wintour"

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 25 July 2021 00:22 (two months ago) link

fairly certain i never actually listened to "slay z"

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Monday, 26 July 2021 03:48 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

she just called Elon Musk "Apartheid Clyde" so uh points for that I guess

frogbs, Saturday, 25 September 2021 02:52 (three weeks ago) link

Lol my hatred for Musk almost makes me likes her for that tweet, but that line was crossed ages ago for me.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 25 September 2021 03:29 (three weeks ago) link


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