Newest 2012 Female Rap Sensation To Watch Grow"
newest of the female rap game in 2012, Azealia Banks
an artist that combines the unique style of raunchy
lyrics with a joking type of style is getting her
name known around the world with much success as she
take the overseas audience by storm.
Her sense of playfulness is a plus for the young 20
year old artist who was raised in Harlem where she
started spittin' out a flow of lyrics that explained
life from her perspective. Azealia's love for performing
took her from the convent school her mother sent her
to the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts,
which counts Al Pacino and Minaj among its illustrious
future for such a fresh twist on the rap scene can
be heard with a cheerful electro-house sound that
the cut "212" which gives homage to her
native New York area code. As Ms. Banks lyrics lack
censorship, it a brimming with self-confidence and
energy. Kind of like "Nicki Minaj" but with
sassy classy! She spit's lyric about the artist that
come to the city expecting one thing and get caught
up in game. She is part of the city and knew what
was going down in the industry.
she started out writing her own lyrics when she realized
her love for rap and didn't stop with the limit of
formal hip-hop. Her inspiration gave at the age of
16, with admiring the rap of artist such as Missy
Elliott and Lil' Kim.
was her cover version of the song "Slow Hands"
by indie-rock band Interpol that first brought her
media attention with the rock song, which Banks turned
into a sensuous, modern R&B ballad.
is recognized in the industry by some big names and
the signing deal is right there, but she choose to
work with the underground electro artists like Machinedrum
and Canadian Red Bull Music Academy graduate Lunice.
She has stated that she plays by her own rules and
is all about people listening to her music.
named "Miss Bank$" signed with XL Records
and released the debut album "Gimme A Break"
followed by "Seventeen" produced by Richard
Russell. After leaving the label she switched her
name to "Azealia Banks" and moved to Montreal,
where she began recording music alone. Her main source
she used to get her music out was the Internet Youtube,
uploading several demo tracks including "L8R"
and the cover of "Slow Hands" by Interpol.
As Ms. Banks moves forward as an unsigned artist is
now working with British producer Paul Epworth (Adele,
21 fame) on a debut studio album. She will be performing
four of the releases for the "Two Door Cinema
Club Tour 2012".
Banks is staying steady on her grind with the release
of the track "NEEDSUMLUV (SXIND)" in January
2012 on the Internet, which coincided with what would
have been the thirty-third birthday of the late Aaliyah,
who is sampled on the track. The other track produced
by Paul Epworth titled "Bambi" had been
selected as the soundtrack for Mugler fashion show
in Paris. In February 2012 Ms. Banks revealed the
title of her new debut album "Broke With Expensive
out more about this high powered artist @ www.azealiabanksforever.com