Buzz around upcoming Harlem rapper Azealia Banks is not overhyped considering she creates music like the new track “Jumanji” she dropped today. This is why the uber talented fire spitter doesn’t need beef on her climb to the top. Produced by Hudson Mohawke and Nick Hook, “Jumanji” is enticing with its blaring horn and African drum sound. Frankly, the beat is bananas, and definitely nod your head worthy. And her riveting flow is speedy, aligning itself perfectly with the instrumentation. When she raps, “Don’t make me remove your kufi, I do it because it’s my duty,” you hear the hunger in her voice, that unrelenting passion and confidence in what she has to say. And we’re listening.
“Jumanji” is the first single from her Fantastic mixtape set to be released this summer. Banks’ debut album Broke With Expensive Taste has been pushed back for a potential fall release, but in the meantime she tweeted she will drop her LP “1991” within the next month. As Banks slowly but surely gains more attention we hope she steps away from Twitter feuds and sticks to dropping bombs in the studio. Let the music speak for itself. Check out a few of our favorite lines from “Jumanji.”
“They want my photo and pictures inside of they candid cameras/flawless, critics and scandals/man handle savage I damge ya/Real b*** all day/Uptown Broadway
“Reefer and cabanas/all my vehicles handsome”
“These b*** and their banter/f*** is up w/they grammar/they never talking money/I can’t never understand ‘em.”
“All of my b**** bougie/designer vagina Gucci/These n**** all kind of groupies/they flying they trying to scoop me.”
Azelia Banks New Song Jumanji [Ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com]
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