Get ready for one of the most promising and fun new hip-hop acts in 2013. Azealia Banks will soon release her debut album and she’s coming to Oslo on the 9th of August. This will be her first concert in Norway.
AZEALIA BANKS (US)
Azealia Banks from Harlem, New York, is a rising star in American hip-hop. Her sassy style and songs like L8R and 212 made sure she got the attention of both the media and hip-hop fans. The video for the latter song is viewed over 30 million times on YouTube since 2011. Last year she released the EP 1991 and the mixtape Fantasea. Banks’ debut album Broke With Expensive Taste will be out in February, on Interscope/Polydor.
Pitchfork : – …the hot-shot Harlem-based MC with a slyly aggressive flow became not just a rising star but a boundary-busting symbol of hip-hop’s ever-changing mores
In 2011 she topped the list of cool artists in NME. New York Times, Spin and Dazed & Confused have written a lot about Banks early in her career. There have been rumors about planned collaborations with Kanye West and Lady Gaga. Banks has been a live favorite at home in the US and in England. Now she’s finally Norway-bound and prepared to show us why.