With Lil’ Kim autotunin’ it up about sexy Myspace pics on her latest single “Download”, and Trina’s latest “Single Again” making less than a splash, it’s safe to say that the hardcore female rapper scene is in need of a shock to the heart, stat! Look no further than up-and-comer Miss Banks. Like Lil’ Kim, this MC comes in a small package, so small that the pint-sized diva is still in high school! Being only 17, however, hasn’t stopped her from firing out an arsenal some of the filthiest, wittiest rhymes we’ve heard in a while, putting her on par with industry foulmouths like Amanda Blank.
Freshly signed to Klash City Records, Miss Banks started dropping her self-produced songs via her Myspace page, and it wasn’t long before a couple of crucial webmags started singing her praises. Soon, Miss Azealia Banks found her music on blast on major publications such as The Fader. Her sound, a brilliantly eclectic electro-clash, fits right in with the gritty Baltimore-club-revival of the moment. Her musical influences, from sexy R&B divas to indie rock, are evident with her releases – her downloadable track “Seventeen” has Miss Banks spittin’ about coming into her own as a woman with attitude over indie dance group Ladytron’s hit of the same name. We would give you a peek at some of the lyrics but… well, our Mommas read this site sometimes! Give “Seventeen” a listen here though, as well her wickedly hilarious rhymes on “Gimme A Chance” . (Yes, she did just say what you think she said!)
Most recently, the Harlem native, has been garnering attention via her appearances on East Village Radio, and her buck-wild booty poppin’ shows at several NYC hotspots. Be sure to stay on the lookout for her, because her beats, style, and playful hardcore rhymes are definitely about to jumpstart the industry’s flatline!
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