Azealia Banks

The Early Bird: Top Five New Singles 10-27-23 – 11-2-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2023

should have been the GOAT

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, May 8th To 14th

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2023

The Hives are at the Troubadour

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, December 6th To 12th

By Alyson Camus | December 4, 2021

Azealia Banks has two nights at The Novo

After All These Bans On Twitter, Why Are People Debating Freedom Of Speech?

By Alyson Camus | January 27, 2021

who, in the music world, has been banned from Twitter

Best Concerts of 2020: Hard To Believe They Even Existed

By Alyson Camus | January 3, 2021

I wrote this on March 17, 2020, and I was right!

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

Azealia Banks Posted Some Alarming Messages And Videos On Her Instagram Account

By Alyson Camus | August 9, 2020

‘I think I will end my tenure here on earth soon.’

Azealia Banks Attacks Nicki Minaj On Instagram Among Other Social Media Battles

By Alyson Camus | May 28, 2020

‘Dave Chappelle can fuck me again’

The Best Concerts Of 2020, Because, Let’s Face It, It’s Over

By Alyson Camus | March 17, 2020

it’s a serious possibility

Azealia Banks At Sex Cells Third Anniversary, Friday March 6th 2020

By Alyson Camus | March 8, 2020

a warrior rapper with mermaid-hair and speed-of-light flow


By admin | December 22, 2018

The 3-song EP features Azealia’s renditions of standards


By Alyson Camus | September 9, 2018

Hooveriii are at the Echo on Friday

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 4-6-18 – 4-12-18

By Iman Lababedi | April 8, 2018

extreme power and cleverness

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 4-6-18 – 4-12-18

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2018

I am gonna give it a third try

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 12-29-17 – 1-4-18

By Iman Lababedi | December 26, 2017

The business goes from 30,000 new songs a week to 5,000 new songs.

Who Is endorsing Trump In The World Of Music?

By Alyson Camus | October 3, 2016

‘And he has no problem saying ‘Fuck off.’ I like that. Even if I disagree.’

Azealia Banks Apologizes For Racist Rant

By admin | May 15, 2016

I’ve managed to insult millions of people without reason.

Azealia Banks In Trouble: Banned From Twitter And From A London Festival

By Alyson Camus | May 13, 2016

She called him a ‘curry scented bitch’ and fagot’.

Azealia To Azalea: “Silly White Bitch” -Thanks, Miss Obvious

By admin | April 30, 2016

“You called yourself a runaway slave master you silly white bitch.”

Sarah Palin Plans To Sue Azealia Banks

By Alyson Camus | April 6, 2016

‘If Bristol Palin listened to my music she probably wouldn’t have all those cotdamn kids!!!!’

Azealia Banks: “Sarah Palin Should Be Gang Raped” Then Apologies

By admin | April 6, 2016

“If Bristol Palin listened to my music she probably wouldn’t have all those cotdamn kids!!!!”

10 Songs: Sunday, March 27th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | March 27, 2016

Catchy mofo

10 Songs: Friday, October 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2015

The Kid’s Aren’t Alright Remix – Fall Out Boys – The song is the song, we heard it last year and it is OK, but the opening verse by Azealia Banks is mind blowingly intense and turns a shrug to a wow singlehandedly – A-

These Days: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 14, 2015

Historic agreement reached today in the US and Iran today which lifts sanctions on Iran and in return halts Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons. The big question mark is the old “trust but verify” one, and the answer seems a little iffy as access at will to any site would not be necessarily given or could be delayed. I guess we will understand more about that later but it sure doesn’t sound ideal. Still, the world is a safer place today.

10 Songs: Saturday, June 13th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2015

Miss Armor – Azealia Banks – A modern day “She Bop”, Azealia’s ode to break up and masturbation, is the rhythm of the diddle come to life, it jumps out in heat and desire and should’ve been the first single, a great hook filled romp and even better live – A

The Best Of 2015: Concerts Through May 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2015

Azealia Banks – May 11th – Irving Plaza – This is it folks, in the battle of the women rappers (not to mention men rappers) we have a winner. Banks does everything she said she would, dances, raps, boogies down, takes us on. Pump-parrrrump-pa-rrum-pump

That Was The Week That Was: May 11th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2015

Azealia Banks didn’t just win the Twitter wars, she won the rap wars, both at the same epochal gig last Monday at Irving Plaza. A steaming hot, insanely crowded, perfect evening of hip hop. If there was ever any doubt, forget it folks. Azealia rules. Meanwhile, Shelby Lynne thought I was rude because of my mostly positive review of her gig at the Concert Hall.

rock nyc top 10 Songs Week Of May 11th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2015

I realize Azealia dates from 2014, which goes against the grain of the entire best songs of the last week or so concept, but it was a real revelation on Monday at Irving Plaza, and though the recorded version undersells the hook, it is pretty good. “Jules” is so good, I wondered if I had undersold the album, but, actually, this was the only killer, its “No Baby I”, “There’s happiness and then there’s this, whatever this may be” is good but it’s not “you’ve got them tears, they fall like pearls, blame it on gravity, blame it on being a girl”.

Azealia Banks At Irving Plaza, Monday, May 11th, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 12, 2015

Banks energy was astounding, it was hot and you could see her sweating and hard, but she never stopped, never gave it up. Her flow was flawless as well, the songs are great any way but she pounced on them and spit them out with both power and feeling, she rapped them in saliva and style, her tone, her spacing, and her dancing, it was a straight joy to watch her.

Azealia Banks Takes Off Her Clothes

By Iman Lababedi | March 18, 2015

That’s Azealia Banks, a great rapper, maybe the best woman rapper out there, she goes where Nicki Minaj didn’t quite get, talking to Playboy Magazine, where she posed nude in the April. And where we nicked these pictures.

Must See: Azealia Banks At Irving Plaza, May 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2015

Banks is performing at Irving Plaza on May 11th, the first time in years (I’ve been keeping an eye out since “212” and haven’t heard of any gigs). There is a Live Nation Mobile presale today at 10am for the gig and this is a must see.

Are We Having A Lana Del Rey-Eminem-Azealia Banks Feud?

By Alyson Camus | November 13, 2014

But I may fight for gay rights, especially if the dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice / Play nice? Bitch I’ll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance / ’Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens.”

10 Songs: Saturday, November 8th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2014

JFK – Azealia Banks, Theophilus London – One is the worst tempered rapper named Azealia in the business, the other a close buddy of Kanye, together this is so hip it would make your teeth grind if the sample wasn’t so spritely and the raps so incisive. I am sick to death of the RZA school of ambient sample, this is just a terrific change – A-

10 Songs: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2014

Local talent, Azealia is the better of the two Azeals but she doesn’t have the commercial chops of Iggy, except this is a clear pop move and the only question is will it do the job? I can’t read the charts but I do think this is great. For sure, her rap is major here as she speaks sings on a terrific house music production – A-

The Drought Is Over: New Releases In 2014

By Iman Lababedi | January 2, 2014

I don’t know what is floating your boat in 2014, but I am eagerly awaiting the new Marla Mase and Kevin Jenkins. I’ve heard some of the new Marla Half Life dropping February and would be surprised if it doesn’t emerge as one of the best albums of 2014. Meanwhile, I’ve been busy cutting and pasting for you in 2014