Azaelia Banks Does It Like Bad Bitches Do It On Her New Trap Rave Track “BBD”

by (@zaragolden)

Azaelia Banks sees Rihanna‘s diamonds and ups her a whole Diamond District in “BBD,” the new track she shared on all her internet channels — check her Twitter, check her Facebook, check her Tumblr — in the early hours of the new year. “BBD” has Banks going off in her usual tongue-twisty way about how bad bitches do it over a hydraulic beat that is, by her own accurate description, “Trap, but Rave. it’s Banjee, But still a lil classy.” We might also point out that there’s an almost comedic bellowing horn and a wormy synth line, and that there’s a nice nod to ’90s new jack swing heroes Bell Biv Devoe (another BBD) and New Edition.

Banks’ much hyped debut full-length Broke With Expensive Taste is supposed to drop February 12, and “BBD” may or may not be on there. It’s definitely not an “official single”(that’ll be a song called “Miss Amor”), and while “BBD” may or may not be on the track list, it sure does all the right work to get us hyped. “Fine, feminine — I whip that whoop,” she warns before firing off a truly bad bitch challenge: “Damn fam, what ya man gon do?”