CARDI A. COVERS AZEALIA BANKS’ “1991”

Since his debut release earlier this summer via Boi-1da.net, Cardi A. has been causing a stir with what has been called "aggressive" lyrics by multiple hip-hop blogs. The 24-year-old emcee has decided to take yet another stab at hip-hop and covered rap's favorite antagonist Azealia Banks. With a...

Premiere: Azealia Banks – “Chasing Time” (APSPDR+ Remix)

[caption id="attachment_103241" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo Cred: Joshua "Lucky" Peters[/caption] On the 17th anniversary of the angelic Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody", the Harlem-bred producer APSPDR+, which is a stylized version of "AP Super Producer", shared his incredible remix...

NEW TOUR: K.MICHELLE AND AZEALIA BANKS

“Centric and BET are excited to sponsor K. Michelle and Azealia Banks on tour,” said Constance Orlando, Senior Vice President of Specials, Music and News for BET Networks. “Partnering with these bold and authentic female artists aligns perfectly with Centric’s position as the first...

Azealia Banks Covers Playboy

Controversial rapper Azealia Banks is ready to stir up the pot once again with her Playboy magazine editorial. Covering the infamous magazine, Banks plays on her well-known affinity for felines as she wears a leopard print bodysuit and a black cat on her head. Yes, a living, breathing black...

New Video: Shamir Bailey – “On The Regular”

[caption id="attachment_83707" align="alignnone" width="620"] via coolhunting.com[/caption] What a fun pick-me-up video for this dreary Hump Day. Meet Shamir Bailey: a 19 year-old rapper from Las Vegas. Now signed to XL Recordings, Bailey released his first...

New Music: Vic Mensa – “When A Fire Starts to Burn” (Freestyle)

Given the fact that Vic Mensa has recently been touring with Disclosure, the existence of this freestyle isn't that much of a surprise. What is a surprise, however, is Vic's within-the-margins rapping. Vic usually tapdances around instrumentals, creating his own counter-rhythm rather than just...

New Music: Beyonce feat. Azealia Banks & Busta Rhymes – “Partition” (Remix)

Busta Rhymes and Azealia Banks have appended some verses to the beginning of Beyonce's "Partition." They do a good job of preserving the sexually charged atmosphere of the original, but it's hard to listen without wanting more Azealia Banks. The calmness with which she spits her polysyllabic,...

New Video: Azealia Banks feat. Pharrrell – “ATM Jam”

Azealia Banks gets colorful and playful in her new video for the Pharrell-assisted track "ATM Jam". The Rony Alwin-directed video is a colorful affair that features Azealia and her crew incessantly oscillating between various arid color palettes, all while looking devilishly alluring. Azealia...

New Music: Azealia Banks – “Count Contessa” (prod. Lone)

Azealia Banks said that she was going to release music from project-after-next before she released her next project and she wasn't kidding. The song in question was "Count Contessa," a sprightly seapunk track straight from the soundtrack of your favorite, but long forgotten Sega Saturn game. Banks'...

Video: Christian Rich & Grandtheft – “Deep”

This track flew under RESPECT.'s radar, but thankfully the internet never forgets. Produced by Grandtheft and Christian Rich, "Deep" is an aqueous song that submerges the listener in a torrent of bass, hi-hats and warped vocals. Trap songs may be saturating the web right now, but when executed...

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