Azealia Banks News

140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Dec. 13)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Dec. 13) Dec 19, 2014 at 07:32pm
To say a lot of stuff happened this week would be a complete understatement. So we won't and will just give you a short recap. For one, we're living in a world where there's a new D'Angelo album. Secondly, we may soon live in a world where Bobby Shmurda is behind bars.
Action Bronson & Azealia Banks Go At It On Twitter
Action Bronson & Azealia Banks Go At It On Twitter Dec 19, 2014 at 06:38pm
Both Azealia Banks and Action Bronson are known to be rather candid and outspoken when it comes to Twitter, and they just so happened to butt heads today. Following Banks' HOT 97 interview, where she spoke her mind about white appropriation of black culture, it seems that a fan of hers brought Bronson's name into the conversation. 
Azealia Banks Attacks Iggy Azalea & T.I. On Twitter, Again
Azealia Banks Attacks Iggy Azalea & T.I. On Twitter, Again Dec 4, 2014 at 12:29pm
Since getting dropped by Universal Music Group this summer, Azealia Banks has kept herself busy, but not in the way you'd think. Instead of working on new music, she's practicing her favorite pasttime: attacking people through Twitter.
Samples Of The Week: November 27
Samples Of The Week: November 27 Nov 29, 2014 at 01:56pm
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Rick Ross, Boldy James and Azealia Banks sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 21)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 21) Nov 21, 2014 at 05:32pm
The rap game is still buzzing as we head into the final weeks of the year and await for the hearing from Ferguson. While the latter hasn't been announced when this post was published, rappers did find other things to be outraged about.
Charts Don’t Lie: November 16
Charts Don’t Lie: November 16 Nov 16, 2014 at 09:52am
While Taylor Swift's 1989 takeover of the charts continues, many of our r'n'b and hip-hop artists have been pushed down. Teyana Taylor actually finds herself the highest-up, debuting at #19, with her G.O.O.D. album VII. The album made a solid enough debut, moving 16,000 copies opening week, while Azealia Banks followed further behind with her own debut album Broke With Expensive Taste. Although Azealia dropped the album out of nowhere, with little to no prior promotion, she managed to sell just over 11k.
Samples Of The Week: November 13
Samples Of The Week: November 13 Nov 13, 2014 at 02:05pm
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Eminem, PRhyme and Azealia Banks sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Azealia Banks Criticizes Eminem For Rapping "I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face"
Azealia Banks Criticizes Eminem For Rapping "I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face" Nov 11, 2014 at 10:28am
Eminem's new "SHADY CXVPHER" has attracted a fair amount of attention since hitting the web yesterday, namely because Em is still one of the biggest rappers in the game, and pretty much anything he does is going to get an insane number of eyeballs. However, very quickly the discussion turned from the technical raps of Em, Slaughterhouse, and Yelawolf, and toward a line in Shady's verse.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 7)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 7) Nov 7, 2014 at 08:05pm
We get a little bit of everything this week in hip-hop, including a surprise. It didn't look like it was coming anytime soon, but Azealia Banks ' debut — Broke With Expensive Tastes — is finally here.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11) Oct 11, 2014 at 03:51pm
The good news is that this week saw the release of Flying Lotus' You're Dead and Tinashe Aquarius. One is arguably one of the top three albums of the year and the other is a really good R&B album. But good music doesn't stop the world. As such, rappers have to continue to do rapper things.
Azealia Banks Released From Universal Music Group
Azealia Banks Released From Universal Music Group Jul 10, 2014 at 03:30pm
Azealia Banks' career has been stagnating lately, as she hasn't released any new music since last October and often seems more focused on starting Twitter beef than working on albums. Much of that is due to her dissatisfaction with her record label, Universal Music Group, which became known in January after she tweeted some less-than-positive things about her deal.
T.I. Explains Why He Responded To Azealia Banks
T.I. Explains Why He Responded To Azealia Banks Jun 18, 2014 at 01:36pm
T.I.'s "No Mediocre" has all the markings of a hit. A steal-drum DJ Mustard beat, a feature from the chart-topping Iggy Azalea, and most recently, a beef. Azealia Banks, major label casualty and notorious Twitter troll took to her favorite social media service to call T.I.
10 Most Infamous Catfights In Hip-Hop
10 Most Infamous Catfights In Hip-Hop Apr 25, 2014 at 12:57pm
Beefs between rappers in hip hop are nothing new. Through the years we’ve seen infamous rivalries in the rap world, the most prominent being 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G’s East Coast/West Coast feud and perhaps the Jay Z and Nas New York rap war.
Azealia Banks Claims She's "The Best Female In Hip-Hop"
Azealia Banks Claims She's "The Best Female In Hip-Hop" Jan 30, 2014 at 03:04pm
Azealia Banks is back at it again. She knows exactly what buttons to push to make controversy on Twitter. Following her recent rant against Universal Records, where she begged someone from Sony to take over her deal, she's been on Twitter today declaring herself as the best female rapper in the game.
Azealia Banks Furiously Trashes Universal And 'Begs' To Be Dropped
Azealia Banks Furiously Trashes Universal And 'Begs' To Be Dropped Jan 26, 2014 at 04:49pm
 She's no stranger to controversy and, indeed, she's quite famously outspoken, but Azealia Banks caused a particularly big splash today when she released a string of twitter posts targeting her current label, Universal, notably referring to them "as a group of old white guys," who don't understand the first thing about her craft.