Azealia Banks News

Azealia Banks Announces Spring Mini-Tour
Azealia Banks Announces Spring Mini-Tour Feb 27, 2015 at 03:43pm
After Azealia Banks' Playboy issue hits shelves on March 20th, she'll be giving fans a few additional chances to see her in the flesh this spring. Announcing a mini-tour that begins with two Coachella appearances in April and concludes with a May show in Boston, Banks has only shared info on six total shows thus far, but more might be coming. Check out the current dates below. 
Azealia Banks & Erykah Badu Go Back & Forth On Twitter [Update: Banks Keeps It Up]
Azealia Banks & Erykah Badu Go Back & Forth On Twitter [Update: Banks Keeps It Up] Feb 15, 2015 at 02:12pm
Another day, another Azealia Banks Twitter face-off. While it had been a quieter than normal week for Banks, she couldn't help but respond to a Tweet from Erykah Badu today. It all started when Badu was asked by a fan if she listens to Azealia, to which the singer replied "tried", implying that she couldn't get into Broke With Expensive Taste.
Azealia Banks Will Cover Playboy's Next Issue
Azealia Banks Will Cover Playboy's Next Issue Feb 11, 2015 at 01:06pm
Azealia Banks returns to headlines today, and once again, it has nothing to do with her music. The rapper loves to stir up trouble on the twittersphere, but today, it's not that either. It's because she's posing nude for Playboy's upcoming April issue. The New York native was obviously excited about announcing it to the world, as she took to her twitter account to proclaim, "Now I can finally tell you, I’ll be on the COVER of @Playboy's April Music Issue!!"
Azealia Banks Announces "Chasing Time" Remix Contest [Update: Winners Revealed]
Azealia Banks Announces "Chasing Time" Remix Contest [Update: Winners Revealed] Jan 13, 2015 at 10:32am
A couple weeks ago, Azealia Banks released her album, Broke with Expensive Taste, and to promote the newly release project, Azealia is getting a little creative. Today, Azealia announced that she is teaming up with MTV, BitTorrent and SoundCloud to offer fans & producers the opportunity to remix her track “Chasing Time”, and win $10,000 dollars cash. No, seriously.
Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved] Jan 10, 2015 at 06:39pm
This was bound to happen sooner or later. In the age of online beefing, Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco are two of the most prolific personalities in hip-hop. While they may often struggle to get their music out, their opinions seem to face no such problems. Lately, they've been circling each others' orbits, nearly always coming out on the opposite sides of issues, but never colliding head-on until now.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 9)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 9) Jan 9, 2015 at 08:17pm
The first full week of 2015 comes with quite a bit of news. First, is the sad news of legendary SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Then, there was the Charlie Hebdo situation in France. The latter wasn't touched on too much in the hip-hop world (although, it's certainly nothing to take lightly). There were other preoccupations, from the premiere of Empire to lineup announcements. Catch up on this week's 140 Bars Or Less.
Azealia Banks Lashes Out At Kendrick Lamar's Comments On Ferguson
Azealia Banks Lashes Out At Kendrick Lamar's Comments On Ferguson Jan 9, 2015 at 04:47pm
Today Kendrick Lamar's Billboard magazine cover, as well as the story that goes along with it, was unveiled in its entirety. Kendrick isn't the most outspoken individual in the rap game, he's not the type to take his opinions and blast them all over twitter (like someone else in this news article), but he doesn't shy from offering an opinion when asked directly.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 2)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 2) Jan 2, 2015 at 03:53pm
For some, a New Year's Day is just another day — except a little newer. That's the impression you'd get from a quick glance at rap Twitter. Old grievances carried on to 2015. But that's OK, because there are only three things that matter: new Migos, new Kanye West and Plain Pat. Check out the details on 140 Bars Or Less.
Azealia Banks Calls Action Bronson A Coward, He Responds
Azealia Banks Calls Action Bronson A Coward, He Responds Dec 29, 2014 at 07:25pm
Azealia Banks has always been ready to go at it on Twitter, but now she's getting support for her opinions. Both Solange and Q-Tip took her side after a recent tiff with Action Bronson on Twitter. Bronson attacked the Azealia when his name was mentioned by a fan who was discussing the Harlem rapper's recent comments about white privilege.
Azealia Banks Plans "Broke With Expensive Taste" Book
Azealia Banks Plans "Broke With Expensive Taste" Book Dec 22, 2014 at 01:53pm
Azealia Banks' recent appearance on Hot 97 set off a bout of internet sparring that involved Iggy Azalea, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Tyler, The Creator, T.I. and Solange Knowles, so much of the actual interview became overshadowed by those surrounding stories. One of the things Banks mentioned that was quickly forgotten was that she was working on a book to go along with Broke With Expensive Taste.
T.I. Addresses Q-Tip & Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks Says He's "Indoctrinated"
T.I. Addresses Q-Tip & Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks Says He's "Indoctrinated" Dec 21, 2014 at 11:44pm
T.I. once again came to Iggy Azalea's aid today on Twitter. Responding to Q-Tip, who sent Azalea a long-winded history lesson on social media earlier this week, Tip decided to share his feelings on white people in the hip-hop industry, claiming "not all white people out to steal our culture." He then addressed Iggy herself, telling his protege not to let the negativity get her down--that it's "a part of the territory."
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.