AZEALIA BANKS – BROKE WITH EXPENSIVE TASTE
Rarely does an underground rap/dance track hit with such a sonic impact as bisexual Azealia’s 212. It was the song heard everywhere except on the radio (since she missed her ladybits getting eaten). After that strong start, our NYC rapper/singer decided to challenge Kanye West as the biggest mouth in music and things went a bit wonky. Subsequent singles like the eerie Yung Rapunxel, bland ATM Jam featuring Pharrell Williams and the under-appreciated 1991 stiffed. Was Azealia just a one track flash in the pan, or worse: a poor woman’s Nicky Minaj? Luckily, her debut album proves that while a lot of what Ms Banks does might not be commercial or radio-friendly, she’s certainly an original.