When I heard Azealia Banks for the first time, it felt like Christmas morning. Not often do I hear new music that I love immediately, less often do I hear new hip hop that I love immediately and even less often do I hear new female MCs that I love immediately. I mean really, there just aren’t enough female MCs. But also, the 20-year-old Miss Banks is just that f-ing talented. SHE. RAPS. FAST. She also raps extremely NSFW (consider yourself warned) and her voice and flow are deliciously different. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR MORE.
Here’s my favorite track of hers, “Runnin.”