The genre-bending Harlem spitress Azealia Banks drops an eagerly awaited mixtape, Fantasea, which is available for free download.
Azealia Banks, who shot to relative stardom primarily off of the viral success of her breakthrough song “212,” has become the darling of music festivals and fans of several genres of music. Banks, a sultry blend of sass, crass and ass, has surfed a wave of buzz in 2012, and has already released an EP, 1991.
Her rambunctious style and borderline outrageous lyrics has garnered Azealia Banks big time press mentions, including a New York Times profile, and she has graced the stages of several big music festivals, most notable Coachella, where her performance, albeit slightly unpolished, seemed to be well received by concertgoers.
Banks’ unorthodox vibe may resonate with fans of different types of music, but hasn’t necessarily won over the entire hip hop world. Despite the somewhat polarizing opinions, Banks nevertheless continues to make noise and Fantasea will likely be her most listened-to project to date.
Azealia Banks will follow the Fantasea mixtape with a full length debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, expected to be released in September.
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