Azealia Banks covers Billboard Magazine! She pretty much says she’s not trying to be an idol and has a crush on President Obama. Banks feels Obama is fine with his big-ass white teeth and ears hanging off his head. She even says she would smash him! As far as dating Banks wants a really smart man who has silly jokes but she admits she would have to tone it down if she really wants to get that. When speaking on respect Azealia says that celebrities are celebrated and she doesn’t feel that she is. One day it would be nice to be celebrated but she just doesn’t want to be forgotten about while still alive. Right now Banks is writing what she calls her passion project, a fable based on herself. She says she works during witching hours of 3 and 4am when the dead writers, the failed writers and failed musicians are roaming around. She is headed to play Coachella later in the month of April before heading on her own tour!
Jay Z suggests that TIDAL could replace record labels for artists like himself. In a recent question and answer session on his new streaming service Jay confirmed that if a major label artist was to complete their contract, they then could potentially distribute their music exclusively through TIDAL. The Jigga man went on to speak on Kanye West’s passion for music and worth by saying the first time he got Kanye on a plane there was 70 mixes of “Stronger” and “Good Life.” Imagine a person who goes through 70 mixes just to get something right, the way they believe is right. He added that some people really care about their music and want it to be heard the way it was intended. Jay says it’s not for everybody and we’re not trying to force it on you but if that’s what you like and that’s what you care about, you have the option and that’s what Tidal is saying. Jay also says you cant exclude the major labels because they have contracts with the artists but if you don’t have a contract as an independent artist, then you can do whatever you want and we would love to work with you.
Rapper Azealia Banks (23) will be posing for PLAYBOY’s music issue which is set to hit stands in March! The spread will be shot by Ellen Von Unwerth and the shots have been described as “frisky pictorial that’s sure to break the internet.” Azealia is known for boldly speaking her mind especially on Twitter. Banks get a chance to do something outside of music. Would you turn down Playboy magazine?! She seems pretty excited and took to her Twitter account and said
“Grace Jones and Naomi Campbell both did Playboy Covers so you know I was like Hell Yeaaaaaa!!!!!”
Banks has more to celebrate though because after getting dropped from Interscope Records she released her debut album on her own Itunes. On March 3rd Broke With Expensive Taste will be hitting stores nationwide.
Did you know Bankz has more bars than a little bit?! There’s a reason why she’s so mouthy! Lets take it back with a few tracks 🙂
Yesterday the Grand Jury made the decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner. Now the Justice Department says that an investigation will be launched on a federal level through a statement that was released by U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Loretta Lynch says.. “Since the death of Eric Garner in July, our office has monitored this case carefully. At the outset, informed by prior experience and in keeping with the standard practice in these types of cases in New York, the local investigation proceeded first. As the Attorney General explained earlier tonight, because the local investigation has come to a close, the Justice Department will now move forward with its own independent inquiry to determine whether federal civil rights laws have been violated. The investigation will be conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The investigation will be fair and thorough, and it will be conducted as expeditiously as possible.”
North Carolina’s own J. Cole has some lyrics on his new album “2014 Forrest Hills Drive” that have people talking. On a track called “Fire Squad” Cole somewhat calls out Eminem, Iggy Azalea, Macklemore and Justin Timberlake for possibly being culture vultures in Hip Hop. The rapper spit on the track .. “History repeats itself and that’s just how it goes / Same way that these rappers always bite each other’s flows/ Same thing that my nigga Elvis did with rock ‘n’ roll / Justin Timberlake, Eminem and then Macklemore.” “While silly nigga argue over who gon’ snatch the crown / Look around my nigga, White people have snatched the sound / This year I’ll be probably go to the awards dappered down / Watch Iggy win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile/I’m just playin’, but all good jokes contain true shit / Same rope you climb up on. They’ll hang you with.” How do those lyrics make you feel?
Last night after the Grand Jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner many celebrities and artists took to social media to express themselves. One of those artists was Azealia Banks. Azealia made a few hot and fiery points while saying a few things on people’s minds. The rappers was quoted saying .. “The media is trying to scare black people into believing that our lives are worthless.” “I need to sit down with the NAACP and talk about how we’re going to fix this sh*t we call “Black America” cause it’s a f*cking mess.” “First reform needs to be public school texts books… The indoctrination of the young black mind begins in those school books.” “its funny to see people Like Igloo Australia silent when these things happen… Black Culture is cool, but black issues sure aren’t huh?” “If you’re down to ride with us b*tch you gotta RIDE ALL THE WAY. ” Banks then sent a warning to T.I. who is always chiming in trying to fix Iggy’s problems. “AND I DARE THAT SHOE-SHINING COON T.I TO SAY SOMETHING.” -Banks Does Azealia Banks have a point or is she just talking?