Azealia Banks Signs With A Major Label & Why You Should Care

I’ve posted things about Azealia Banks before but just not on the main page of nappyafro. To be honest though, I only know like maybe three  songs by the Harlem born rapper (“L8R”, “212”, & and the recently released “NEEDSUMLUV (SXLND)”). Azealia been getting some heavy press lately with 2012 maybe being her breakout year as she’s recently announced that she signed a deal with Universal Music (With an album maybe dropping in May or June of this year). Not familiar with Azealia? Why should you care about another new female rapper? I’ll provide few points…

Some thought Kanye West was gonna sign her:
Doesn’t take much for the rumor mill going and in this instance all it took was a Kanye follow on Twitter and a few Azealia tweets. Obviously the G.O.O.D. Music signing never happened but it’s good that she has Yeezy as a fan.

She’s already dissed Kreayshawn:
Azealia doesn’t even want Kreayshawn as fan (Did you see their Twitter exchange?) let alone be mentioned in the same lane:

As much as Kreayshawn would love to be considered part of this ‘rap game,’ she’s not. I guess a part of me is kind of annoyed that those white girls are making these songs, and it’s like if these girls were black and making the same songs would you be that interested?

She respects Nicki Minaj but expects more from her:
Although she has love for the Harajuku Barbie and even went to the same high school (LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts), she also expects Minaj to continue to innovate:

The butt, the hair, the this, the that, all the other shit, like… As much respect that I have for her, we’ve seen you do this already, what else can you do?

She brings something different:
Azealia falls in the category of being bigger on Pitchfork than in the hood, but you can’t say she isn’t trying to do her own thing. Actually, at this point she’s bigger in the UK seeing that her song “212” has already charted there. She does spit explicit lyrics just like a lot of her female peers, but I think that’s where the sound comparisons end.

She’s cute:
Yea, she is.

And here’s an interview she did with BBC as well as some music:

  • King Jerm

    Nah B, can’t rock to this. 1) she threw shots at Nicki…for what? 2) she NOT nice at all. 3) she’s not cute…you see that grill? Do I even have to bring up the fact that she is skinny? 4) Just not my type of music at all. A little gay if you ask me.

    • If you would have commented any other way, I would have been shocked.

      • King Jerm

        “at least I’m consistent” (c) King Jerm

  • P-Body

    The return of P-Body! I’m not going to post much since I’m real busy right now but c’mon this woman is not cute at all and even though I’m open minded with music *I love some Sheryl Crow music* this right here will not be bumping in my ride nor on my ipod touch. Maybe it will grow on me eventually but I don’t know. If I’m at a club and they play it maybe I’ll dance to it

    • Okay, you just admitted in public that you “love some Sheryl Crow music”. I stopped reading after that.

      • P-Body

        I have to say this once again she is not cute. The word cute should not be thrown in the same sentence with Azealia. Dude you already know I’m a fan of Sheryl Crow music so act brand new on a brotha, you knew this for years mane! I even sampled her song back in 05 remember? I don’t care if everybody know what I like. Yes I like Sheryl Crow music…. I sure do and I’m proud to say that. Just like I’m a fan of Sade, Tracy Chapman, No Doubt, 2Pac, and etc. P just don’t give a shit if I admit in public about my musical taste besides hip hop. Anyway Azealia music isn’t my cup of tea maybe it will grow on me later. 

  • DuB

    She’s not cute, oh and I’m back bitches

    • She’s not cute? Y’all niggas gay…

      and welcome back DuB.

  • We did a FROCAST tonight and before we started taping King Jerm & Saule Wright shitted on Azealia Banks for a good ten minutes. Damn.

    • Lies! I don’t know nothin’ about her to shit on her. Your grandstanding makes me NOT want to check her out. No way she lives up to B-Easy the Hype Machine’s claims.

    • King Jerm

      We shitted on her LOOKS…I shitted on the music!

      • I beg to differ…we just had differing opinions, mine weren’t based on anything…..B was tryna crown her Ms. Nappyafro or sum’n.

        • P-Body

          Wow she is definitely not no Ms. Nappyafro…. SMH

  • Neelylb

    she is kinda cute.

    • P-Body

      No

      • Neelylb

        I just said cute… not hot, or sexy, or fine, or beautiful. Just cute. Damn, you guys can’t even give her cute?

        • Neelylb

          (Jay-z voice) Damn where’s the love?

          • P-Body

            I see what you’re saying but naw she isn’t cute to me at all, not even a little bit. I just don’t see it. To each it’s own though

  • Calvin 2.0

    future wife

  • Mike L

    She looks like Frankenstein…

    • Calvin 2.0

      watch your mouth

  • ok, so I listened and watched, she’s pretty talented actually.

    • P-Body

      Do you think she attractive though? I haven’t been sold on her music yet. I’ll have to listen more I suppose

    • How in the hell did y’all niggas comment multiple times without at least listening to the music first?

      • In SW’s defense…he ONLY commented when you tried to slander him.

      • My comments were about the looks, I ain’t gotta hear to see lol.

  • Vic “Smoke” Damone

    She ugly brah

    • P-Body

      Co-muthafucking sign!

      • Bluebrown30

        you ca’t call nobody ugly have you seen yourself 

        • P-Body

          Actually I have and I’m a handsome man. If you seen me you would say the same thing. Anyways apparently you must be oooogly *beyond ugly* if you getting defensive about this situation.

          • Bluebrown30

            No! I’m not ugly, and I seen you before with that dent in your nose lol. But you always talking about who’s ugly. Is that’s why you date white females instead of your own kind?

          • P-Body

            You don’t know my past at all or know what woman I dealt with so for you to speak on me is foolish on your behalf, but anyway yeah I date one right now sooooo. I don’t care if a woman is white or brown or purple or whatever as long as she make me feel good and we both respect each other. You’re very offended huh… You’ll be alright. Anyway I don’t always talk about who is ugly I just said this lady isn’t cute to me. You got me confused if you think all I do is talk about who is ugly. Do I know you or something?

          • Rickjamesbitch

            The fuck is wrong with dating outside of your race?  

          • Bluebrown30

            There’s nothing wrong with it! But when someone all put down blacks chicks it becomes  problem, He makes comments like all we good for is sucking Dick. When all he is good for is eating pussy

          • P-Body

            What? Okay you really have me confused big time. Since when did I say that shit? Wow this woman is literally crazy lmao! Hahahaha I am dying over here laughing

          • Bluebrown30

            Man you know have all the time!! I said I was done

          • P-Body

            If you say so. I’m not going to debate with you because apparently you lost it mentally.

          • Bluebrown30

            man what ever p-body!!

  • Bluebrown30

    Man you funny! But yea I know who you are. And you always calling females ugly! And I’m just tired of reading what you be saying about these females. Lets be real, If you saw her, your nut on yourself, you wouldn’t know how to act if she were all in your face!  Man all I’m saying how can someone that’s ugly, call someone else ugly? And you don’t have to write long just get to the point

    • P-Body

      For that comment you wrote I had to laugh my ass off because that wouldn’t happen if I seen her, hell naw! You need to get a mind evaluation done asap. I maybe ugly to you and that is all fine and dandy but not to a lot of other folks which I can care less too. Please post up all my comments where I keep calling certain females ugly because I don’t recall me doing that a lot, you’re all on my case for real. You stalking me or something? I mention more about hip hop stuff than anything since this is a hip hop website.

    • P-Body

      Also people say far worse stuff than I ever said about a chick so please get off that shit asap. You seem to be too defensive unless you’re Azealia yourself.

      • Bluebrown30

        Maybe I am, Maybe I’m not! You just need to stop it, with your ugly ass

        • P-Body

          You probably look like road kill so I don’t pay you no mind at all. I can say whatever I want and if you offended apparently the shoes fit your feet. I’ll call my homie at finishline to get you some more of those shoes.

          • Bluebrown30

            dude hahahahaha what? All you good for is giving head and that’s it so stop,stop,stop

          • P-Body

            Now that is funny! You sound like a female I brushed off years ago because I wasn’t interested. You will be alright though. Why you worried about P-Body anyway?

          • Bluebrown30

            Dude I wouldn’t won’t to talk to you.. You UGLY AS HELL WITH THAT DENT IN YOUR NOSE MAN GET REAL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… Your funny, your mouth look like it’s good  as hell just for one thing, and that’s eating PUSSY

          • Bluebrown30

            Man I’m done!!!

          • P-Body

            I just find all of this funny. Dent on nose and etc wow what else you have to say? Lol! You probably look like a big bowling ball with clothes on. You was good entertainment today! I appreciate the laugh. They say laughter is good for the soul and you did your job. It’s funny because you coming at me when nobody talking about you. But hey if you offended then you will be alright. Just keep it rolling, have a nice life

  • Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!

  • I think she might have gotten you P!

    • P-Body

      How did she get me? She don’t really know me so it don’t really matter. She don’t know my background or what I did or do. So it don’t matter.

      • Bluebrown30

        man I know you!! and I know what your doing and did,  And every time someone get on you about something rather it be about music or whatever you always say you didn’t say this or that! Every time someone post up a black girl “oh I bet she down for the cause, she can give me head and that’s it. But when they put up someone outside the race damn she fine, I wouldn’t mind meeting her, Like half of the women you say you don’t like, you wouldn’t tell that to them… I mean if your ugly you can’t say nothing about how a female look.. And come on man, we all know you don’t get too many pulls!!

        • P-Body

          Apparently you don’t get no pull at all since you’re the one defensive and your picture is probably in the dictionary next to the word ugly. I really believe you was somebody I brushed off a long time ago. You sound just like those type of folks who just can’t let go and want to terrorize folks because you didn’t get no play lol. Honestly you must don’t know how blunt I really am then if you say you know me. I’m not a thirsty dude so I don’t have to make a post about every single woman out there on the site or in general. Yes I do like a freaky woman but you never heard me make a comment saying all black women suck dick or anything like that. You been watching too many Tyler Perry shows or something, you need to lighten up. You must feel that way about yourself since you putting words in my mouth. Since I’m in a relationship I don’t care about other females at all. Also you don’t know what I really like, I only post what I want people to know. You probably was some girl who use to get locked in her basement and got food served through a little hole in the wall. This is entertaining to me. I find this truly funny.

          • Bluebrown30

            man everything you just said were lies!! have you seen yourself, I wouldn’t even look at you man, come on.. And never ugly, but you are.. Just stop calling females ugly okay!! And you want a cookie for being in a relationship, that’s how I know you haven’t  been getting any pull, you going to let the world know, Alright go p-body, go p-body… for real I’m done.. And stop lying because you post every time they post up a woman you got something to say, that’s before you got in a RELATIONSHIP HAHAHHAHAHAHA

          • P-Body

            Hahah keep them coming. You should do stand up comedy

  • Mr. Jones

    This music is just nothing out of the ordinary. What does Universal and Kanye see in this chick? Nicki Minaj, as annoying as she can be, is infinitely more the rapper than she is, let alone the personality. This stuff is about as good as your average youtube rapper.

  • “And BOOM goes the dynamite!”

    this post was awesome!

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHA this post is funny as hell.

    C’mon fellas, she’s cute.