Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks Drops Unreleased 2014 Track ‘Blossom’

Azealia Banks is done (at least for now) with Facebook and Twitter, but she's still releasing music. Her latest is a capably performed hip-pop piece called "Blossom,"
Brian Josephs / August 17, 2016

Azealia Banks Says She’s Leaving Social Media for Good

After continuously sabotaging her career over the past four years via Twitter, it appears Azealia Banks has decided that it's time to leave social media. The Harlem…
Brian Josephs / August 3, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Azealia Banks Gives Bossa Nova a Shot With ‘Chega De Saudade’

What's unfortunate about Azealia Banks Twitter flare-ups — besides often being hateful — is how they overshadow her primary talent: Maximizing her eclectic tastes with…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

Azealia Banks Vows to Play Nice, Swears Off Homophobic Slurs

Much like her preferred presidential candidate, frequent provocateur Azealia Banks is backing off some of her most inflammatory statements. The Slay-Z rapper has posted an uncharacteristically thoughtful and…
Anna Gaca / June 11, 2016

Azealia Banks’ Twitter Has Been Suspended

After going on a hateful rant and getting dragged by a 14-year-old Disney star, it seems like Azealia Banks won't be tweeting again for a…
Brian Josephs / May 12, 2016

Azealia Banks’ Horrifying Slurs Against Zayn Malik Got Her Canned From a U.K. Festival

When there's a story involving Azealia Banks, there's no shortage of nouns, verbs, and adjectives writers can use to stuff their URLs with keywords, since…
Brennan Carley / May 11, 2016

Azealia Banks Has Her Day Outside Court in ‘The Big Big Beat’ Video

Azealia Banks was arrested for an alleged assault in Manhattan last December, but at least she's got a winking sense of humor about it. The new video…
Anna Gaca / April 26, 2016

Azealia Banks Shared a Rihanna Demo and a New Solo Track Last Night

During a late-night Periscope last night, New York City rapper Azealia Banks played fans a 90-second snippet of what she said was a demo she'd…
Brennan Carley / April 21, 2016

Review: The Azealia Banks-Industrial Complex Is Laid Out in Full on ‘Slay-Z’

Talk about an artist who gets in her own way. — OLD RAPUNXEL (@SPINSlayZReview) April 5, 2016 Not only…
Dan Weiss / April 6, 2016

Azealia Banks Got Into a Nasty Twitter Fight With Sarah Palin, and Now Palin’s Suing Her

Update 2: Azealia Banks has posted another letter to Tumblr that addresses the problem of cultural appropriation and ends with the salutation "f**k whitey." Read it here. …
James Grebey / April 5, 2016

Download Azealia Banks’ New Mixtape, ‘Slay-Z,’ For Free Right Now

Everyone can relax now: After a 16-day hiatus, Azealia Banks has revived her Twitter account. Thankfully, rather than using the platform to tweet out provocative…
James Grebey / March 24, 2016

Elliphant and Azealia Banks Speak for ‘Everybody’

Swedish pop artist Elliphant will be releasing her third album Living Life Golden tomorrow morning, and for those impatient to hear it, she's shared the…
Andrew Unterberger / March 24, 2016

Azealia Banks Drops New Track Shading Iggy Azalea Because the Sky Is Still Blue

Mega-talented, human Faustian bargain Azealia Banks and disgraced one-year wonder Iggy Azalea are fighting because it's Wednesday. The latter — who was once affectionately nicknamed…
Dan Weiss / March 2, 2016

Azealia Banks Comes Back Swinging and Vogueing on ‘The Big Big Beat’

Azealia Banks just released her new single, "The Big Big Beat," the first taste of her upcoming mixtape Slay Z. "A to the B / Dance…
Brennan Carley / February 19, 2016

Sigh, Azealia Banks Supports Donald Trump for President

Azealia Banks — who it was just announced will not face charges for allegedly assaulting a security guard at a Los Angeles club — is…
James Grebey / February 1, 2016

Azealia Banks Arrested for Punching Security Guard, ‘Biting Her in the Boob’

Update: BuzzFeed News reports that Banks was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment. The rapper has been released from jail on her…
Brennan Carley / December 16, 2015

Azealia Banks Dances on the Beach in ‘Count Contessa’ Video

It's been a while since Azealia Banks was in the news for her music instead of her liberal use of homophobic slurs. But here we…
James Grebey / December 9, 2015

Azealia Banks Attacked a Security Guard at a Los Angeles Club

Azealia Banks, who yesterday said that she was "very busy at work" when she canceled her tour, is now being investigated by the LAPD for beating up a…
James Grebey / November 10, 2015

And Now Azealia Banks Has Canceled the Rest of Her Tour

Full-time provocateur and occasional musician Azealia Banks took a break from her busy schedule of calling people offensive slurs to cancel her tour. The Broke With Expensive…
James Grebey / November 9, 2015
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