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October 21, 2013

NEW VIDEO: ATM - AZEALIA BANKS FEAT. PHARRELL

I honestly haven’t gotten into this chick yet. I think all the craziness (beefs etc.) has stopped me from actually checking out her music. All publicity isn’t good publicity .. at least not in this case. My boy Pharrell is featured and some of my followers are fans of hers, so I’m posting! I’ve posted on her in the past as well, so hold ya comments! Enjoy the visuals! Best wishes to A. Banks! I’ll sit and check out a few tracks soon. xo ROZ-O!

July 26, 2012
AZEALIA BANKS IS THE NEW FACE OF ALEXANDER WANG’S “T” FALL 2012 CAMPAIGN!
Yes, you read right. I wasn’t too surprised really as these two have been spotted at various events together. Wang recently told Style.com:
"She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent. I loved working with her on this video for T Fall 2012, and think the collaboration captures a collision of energies."
I don’t know about you but I’m definitely intrigued! I love his clothing and I’m not only looking forward to this new ‘T by Alexander Wang’ collection but I’m also interested to see what Azealia’s debut album "Broke With Expensive Taste" will be about. It’s set for a September release!
xo @RozOonTheGo

AZEALIA BANKS IS THE NEW FACE OF ALEXANDER WANG’S “T” FALL 2012 CAMPAIGN!

Yes, you read right. I wasn’t too surprised really as these two have been spotted at various events together. Wang recently told Style.com:

"She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent. I loved working with her on this video for T Fall 2012, and think the collaboration captures a collision of energies."

I don’t know about you but I’m definitely intrigued! I love his clothing and I’m not only looking forward to this new ‘T by Alexander Wang’ collection but I’m also interested to see what Azealia’s debut album "Broke With Expensive Taste" will be about. It’s set for a September release!

xo @RozOonTheGo


July 12, 2012
AZEALIA BANKS Drops ‘Fantasea’ Mixtape: (Download)

Upstart NYC rapper Azealia Banks has followed her four-song “1991” EP with a massive, 19-track mixtape, “Fantasea,” which was released online on Thursday (July 12). 

Originally titled “Fantastic” and given a July 4 release date, “Fantasea” gathers a handful of previously released tracks from the self-proclaimed Young Rapunzel. “Jumanji,” “Aquababe,” her Styles P collaboration “Nathan” and the Shystie-featuring “Neptune” join fresh cuts like “Out of Space” (which reinterprets the Prodigy song of the same name), “Fierce,” “Chips” and the mixtape’s title track. Click here for the free download.

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June 19, 2012
AZEALIA BANKS + PAPER MAGAZINE:

"The music industry is like a machine," she says. "It’s always going, and this new generation of artists — me, A$AP Rocky, Rita Ora — we’re the fuel that’s keeping it going. And once you get in that machine you’ve gotta run with it. There’s a crazy inertia that’s been going for years and years and years, and it’s not gonna stop for you, so you’ve gotta keep fucking working. The minute you stop working, that’s when you get stuck in the gears. And that’s when it grinds you up and spits you out." But doesn’t that constant work leave zero time for normal-person stuff? "That’s what you give up when you sign that contract," Banks replies. "This hustle and bustle becomes your normal-person shit." 

AZEALIA BANKS + PAPER MAGAZINE:

"The music industry is like a machine," she says. "It’s always going, and this new generation of artists — me, A$AP Rocky, Rita Ora — we’re the fuel that’s keeping it going. And once you get in that machine you’ve gotta run with it. There’s a crazy inertia that’s been going for years and years and years, and it’s not gonna stop for you, so you’ve gotta keep fucking working. The minute you stop working, that’s when you get stuck in the gears. And that’s when it grinds you up and spits you out." But doesn’t that constant work leave zero time for normal-person stuff? "That’s what you give up when you sign that contract," Banks replies. "This hustle and bustle becomes your normal-person shit." 

June 11, 2012
AZEALIA BANKS Deletes Twitter, Say’s She’s ‘No Longer Wishing to Be a Rapper’:

Azealia Banks is making more waves on social media, this time taking to Tumblr to make a few career-altering announcements. 

In a post titled “No Longer Wishing To Be a Rapper,” Banks explained that she would be considering herself a “vocalist” from now on, and that she deleted her Twitter account because it “makes [her] too accessible.” 

"No longer wishing to be a rapper," she wrote. "i never was…. and as soon as i started paying attention to bulls—- urban media, i started getting myself in trouble. From now on i’m a vocalist, and will not be associating myself with the "rap game"… or whatever the f—- that means… no more twitter for me… it makes me entirely too accessible. Catch me on tumblr… it’ll be more interesting." 

Banks created a stir on Twitter last week after news broke that she was splitting from Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter, whom she had signed with in April. Carter, for his part, told Billboard.biz “I can confirm that I ended the business relationship with Azealia last month on very amicable terms. She’s incredibly talented and I wish her nothing short of an amazing career.”

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June 5, 2012
AZEALIA BANKS Brings a Mermaid Ball to NYC:

One thing was made clear early on at Azealia Banks' first-ever headlining set in her native 212 area code on Sunday night (June 4), even before entering the throes of Bowery Ballroom: this was not a grimy New York hip-hop show. Ticketholders were greeted with complimentary cotton candy before entering the main dance hall. Red balloons that resembled long-armed crabs loomed over the crowd like nautical specters. And in between each bearded hipster who was in attendance to ogle the buzziest of all female rappers at her hometown coming-out party, there were mermaids, adorned with jewels and scales and hopes of being named the fairest sea creature of all. 

Hours after the Harlem MC — who has shaken up the blogosphere like a snowglobe ever since dropping her bottle rocket single “212” last September — performed an afternoon set at Hot 97’s annual rap summit, Summer Jam, Banks invited curious fans to a “Mermaid Ball” in which her dance-fused aesthetic could shimmer in full.

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April 16, 2012
Florence Welch and singer/rapper Azealia Banks attend during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California.

Florence Welch and singer/rapper Azealia Banks attend during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California.

April 15, 2012
“People say, ‘You just got famous on YouTube.’  I’m like, ‘So? You didn’t get famous anywhere.’”
When Azealia Banks’ DIY video for “212” first hit YouTube last September, featuring the 20-year-old London-based Harlem native decked in an acrylic Mickey Mouse sweater and spitting out raunchy, swaggering rhymes, she became the instant infatuation of more than just music bloggers: Interscope Records signed her; Karl Lagerfeld invited her to perform at his Paris home; Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted about her. Banks’ daredevil humor and compulsively catchy mix of rap and throbbing house beats also prompted Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti to task her with scoring his fall 2012 men’s runway show, for which she teamed up with producer Paul Epworth (who won four Grammys for his hand in Adele’s 21 and will work with Banks on her major-label debut, out in September) to record the show’s techno-hip-hop hybrid track, “Bambi.” How’d the girl in the Disney knockoff become a fashion icon? “ ‘212’ is arrogant,” says Banks, “and fashion is arrogant. Selling beauty means convincing people that you have something they want.”—Nojan Aminosharei
Via Elle

“People say, ‘You just got famous on YouTube.’ 
 I’m like, ‘So? You didn’t get famous anywhere.’”

When Azealia Banks’ DIY video for “212” first hit YouTube last September, featuring the 20-year-old London-based Harlem native decked in an acrylic Mickey Mouse sweater and spitting out raunchy, swaggering rhymes, she became the instant infatuation of more than just music bloggers: Interscope Records signed her; Karl Lagerfeld invited her to perform at his Paris home; Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted about her. Banks’ daredevil humor and compulsively catchy mix of rap and throbbing house beats also prompted Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti to task her with scoring his fall 2012 men’s runway show, for which she teamed up with producer Paul Epworth (who won four Grammys for his hand in Adele’s 21 and will work with Banks on her major-label debut, out in September) to record the show’s techno-hip-hop hybrid track, “Bambi.” How’d the girl in the Disney knockoff become a fashion icon? “ ‘212’ is arrogant,” says Banks, “and fashion is arrogant. Selling beauty means convincing people that you have something they want.”—Nojan Aminosharei

Via Elle


April 9, 2012
EXCERPTS FROM A RECENT EVE INTERVIEW:
On what she feels as though she, Lil Kim and Missy Elliot will bring back to the rap game:
It’s kind of a good look for us [Missy & Kim] to all come out at the same time because we do really like each other and support each other. I feel like, I always represented — I feel like I am a regular chick that got a dope job. I got lucky. I represent the around the way chicks. I feel like right now in music, with Nicki out, she’s not representing all females. With me coming out and Nicki coming out, she represents a certain type of chick and with Kim coming out, she represents a certain type of chick that may feel like they don’t have a certain voice that’s speaking for them and that represents them.
On female rappers she is feeling:
I like Azealia Banks. I think her style is dope. If you listen to her lyrics, she knows how to wordplay and I think that’s cute. I’m not really into the Iggy Azalea chick. I can’t really f-ck with her music, but her look is crazy. I just can’t believe it (her music).
On which female emcees she would do a record with:
I would definitely have to get Missy. I would definitely have to do Kim because I never got to do a record with Kim. Azealia Banks, I like her. A lot of people want me to hate on Nicki and say crazy things about her. I ain’t got nothing to say about her. Until somebody names me by name, then I don’t feel like nobody is talking about me. I wouldn’t have a problem putting her on a record just because … ‘why not’. I try to be nice.
VIA necolbitchie
All I have to say is, it’s about to get verrrrrry interesting! xxoo @RozOonTheGo

EXCERPTS FROM A RECENT EVE INTERVIEW:

On what she feels as though she, Lil Kim and Missy Elliot will bring back to the rap game:

It’s kind of a good look for us [Missy & Kim] to all come out at the same time because we do really like each other and support each other. I feel like, I always represented — I feel like I am a regular chick that got a dope job. I got lucky. I represent the around the way chicks. I feel like right now in music, with Nicki out, she’s not representing all females. With me coming out and Nicki coming out, she represents a certain type of chick and with Kim coming out, she represents a certain type of chick that may feel like they don’t have a certain voice that’s speaking for them and that represents them.

On female rappers she is feeling:

I like Azealia Banks. I think her style is dope. If you listen to her lyrics, she knows how to wordplay and I think that’s cute. I’m not really into the Iggy Azalea chick. I can’t really f-ck with her music, but her look is crazy. I just can’t believe it (her music).

On which female emcees she would do a record with:

I would definitely have to get Missy. I would definitely have to do Kim because I never got to do a record with Kim. Azealia Banks, I like her. A lot of people want me to hate on Nicki and say crazy things about her. I ain’t got nothing to say about her. Until somebody names me by name, then I don’t feel like nobody is talking about me. I wouldn’t have a problem putting her on a record just because … ‘why not’. I try to be nice.

VIA necolbitchie

All I have to say is, it’s about to get verrrrrry interesting! xxoo @RozOonTheGo


March 27, 2012
AZEALIA BANKS For GQ:

On the attention she and her music has received:

“I definitely have more money and shit, but that’s all virtual stuff. I’ve been making music for a while. And I could read about myself on the Internet for a while.”

On meeting Kanye West and other celebrity fans:

“It’s cool, but they’re just people. The skies don’t part and glow orange.”

On who she looks to for inspiration:

“Everyone. …Azealia Banks.”

Read More at GQ


March 19, 2012
AZEALIA BANKS Announces Details of Debut Album:

Budding fashion icon and hip hop darling Azealia Banks let loose details on her debut Universal Records release in a recent interview with Nylon. The album, to be titled Broke With Expensive Taste, is slated to drop in September and will explore the theme of, “a young girl trying to find it.” It being, “Success! Herself! Her path!” The interview also alluded to a duet with chanteuse Lana Del Rey. The pair have similar career narratives, both having hustled in the music industry for some time before exploding on the internet last fall.

Read more: http://www.thefader.com/2012/02/27/azealia-banks-announces-details-of-debut-album/#ixzz1pZywa0I8

January 27, 2012

Universal Music Group artist AZEALIA BANKS performs ‘212’ at KARL LAGERFIELD’S house in Paris.

Interesting…..

January 21, 2012

IN FASHION NEWS:  LADY GAGA MISSING IN NICOLA FORMICHETTI’S MUGLER SHOW

Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti’s menswear show walked in Paris on Wednesday, and while the collection had its share of futuristic charm, it lacked a certain Lady’s touch, so to speak. This was Formichetti’s third men’s show for the label, and for the very first time, the music was not cut by Lady Gaga. Gasp!

Instead, Formichetti chose rapper Azealia Banks (pictured above). This Harlem newcomer premiered her avant-electric house song “Bambi” at the show that was also featured in Mugler Men’s Fall/Winter 2012 runway film. Formichetti is also believed to have directed Azealia’s upcoming music video for “Liquorice.”

According to Mugler’s publicist, Banks was shot by Inez & Vinoodh for V magazine just last week, and signed with Universal just days ago. “God just dealt me a new hand today reaaaaaaaaaaallllly good hand,” Banks wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

See Footage from the show at Billboard.com

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