Harlem rapper and singer Azealia Banks to release new songs

Azealia Banks Now that Harlem raised rapper and singer Azealia Banks has been signed to Interscope/Polydor records, expect to see her rise up from the underground and enter the mainstream music scene in the coming year.  20-year-old Azealia Banks‘ video for “212 (featuring Lazy Jay)” already has more than 15 million views on YouTube, and she is set to release her EP “1991” digitally on May 29 with a physical version to follow on June 12.

The hype machine is rolling and Banks recently topped NME’s Cool List and ranked in the Top 3 of the BBC Sounds of 2012 poll.  Azealia is recording her full-length debut album which is due to be released in the fall.

“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.”

Azealia Banks has a few concerts coming up in the New York area. She will be performing at the HOT 97 SUMMER JAM show at MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ Sunday, Jun 3, 2012 – 6:30 PM.,  and Banks will also be hitting the stage at the Bowery Ballroom Sunday, Jun 3, 2012 – 7:00 PM.

Wow, two concerts scheduled at about the same time. Good luck with that.

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