Popping culture: Azealia Banks keeps 'em coming
The best way to keep a buzz going is to know how to feed it: steadily, with good intentions, always leaving 'em wanting more.
Azealia Banks knows how to do this. The woman behind "212" has over the last month released two videos from her 1991 EP. Her upcoming album, Broke with Expensive Taste, has been pushed back until next year, so in a bid to keep us all chomping at the bit, she released "Van Vogue" a few weeks ago. Rapidfire lyrical delivery, smart production and a great video help cement Banks's reputation as a smart and sophisticated emcee.
On Sunday, Banks released the second video from 1991, and in less than a day garnered almost 100,000 views. Not bad for releasing something on a Sunday during a long weekend. The video pays homage to the year of her birth, with dancers dropping moves that look like they came straight out of videos made during the titular year.