Azealia Banks is "Broke With Expensive Taste" (Created May 22, 2013)
Azealia Banks isn't just a musician. She is certainly more than the singer/songwriter label most contemporary artists are tagged with. Indeed, this lyricist with the booming voice and the theater background oozes talent far beyond her 20 years of life.
Banks grew up in Harlem, New York and immediately took an interest in off-broadway theater. As a child she performed on stages all over New York before moving on to the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. But failed auditions led to Banks dropping out of school, and she ultimately quit acting due to the large amount of competition and what she called the 'overall sense of unfulfillment.' But she harnessed her creative energy, and ultimately channeled it in a whole new direction. What direction, you ask?
Banks began to write both rap and R&B songs, and released her debut recording "Gimme a Chance" under the moniker 'Miss Bank$.' But as quickly as she landed on the radar of record labels came noise of conflicting ideas and interests in moving her career forward. She eventually dropped the 'Miss Bank$' gimmick in late 2011, releasing a series of demo tracks and mixtapes while prepping for her debut album.
Early in 2012, Banks revealed her upcoming project would be called "Broke With Expensive Taste," and that she aimed to spend most of the year writing and recording all new material for the project. By January 28, 2013 she had settled on the first official single called "Yung Rapunxel." It was released in its entirety on SoundCloud on March 11. Three days later, she revealed there would be 13 tracks on the standard edition of "Broke With Expensive Taste," and 17 on the deluxe edition. As of yet, no official release date has been announced.
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