AZEALIA BANKS’ DEBUT EP, 1991,
OUT DIGITALLY MAY 29 WITH
PHYSICAL RELEASE TO FOLLOW JUNE 12
Interscope/Polydor recording artist Azealia Banks will release her EP 1991 digitally on May 29 with a physical version to follow on June 12.
Banks, the 20-year-old rapper/singer from Harlem, topped NME’s Cool List and ranked in the Top 3 of the BBC Sounds of 2012 poll.
“What’s fresh about Banks is how she combines audacious charisma with lyrical naughtiness and genre hopscotching,” said Interview while V Magazine observed: “Her rapid-fire, crystalline raps are astounding in their elasticity, punctuated with clever puns, one-liners, and taunting, confrontational raunch.”
Banks’ video for “212 (featuring Lazy Jay)” already has more than 15 million views. You can check it out at:
SPIN called “212” a “dizzyingly addictive throwdown” while W noted: “when she’s not spewing taunts, she’s singing with all the depth and prowess of an R&B star.” “‘212’ works because its popcraft and its shock tactics are each other's Trojan horses -- concentrate on one and the other sneaks up on you,” said Pitchfork.com. “But the more you dig into the song, the more you can hear details and decisions that suggest a scary degree of pop talent.”
She is currently recording her full-length debut album, which is due out in the fall.
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