Azealia Banks Reveals More Album Details, Says She’s Rap Game Larry David
Azealia Banks chatted with George FM in New Zealand earlier this week and revealed some details about her forthcoming debut LP, Broke with Expensive Taste. (This is the same interview in which she premiered her cover of The Strokes‘ “Barely Legal.”) The interview covered a lot of ground, starting with a recap of her wild ride in 2012 led by the breakout success of “212” (“I didn’t know I had that many fans, I had like a full crowd in Hong Kong”). Then there was a brief discussion of her use of the C-word, which led to a Curb Your Enthusiasm reference and Banks admitting she’s “the female rap Larry David“: “I’m always complaining, always bitching.”
Eventually, Banks got to the nitty gritty of her new album. She said lead single “Yung Rapunxel” (out March 26) is the dark, twisted sequel to “212” and she spent two years trying to write it before having an epiphany and coming up with the song in one day. She also still refuses to attach a date to Broke, but says “we will have an album in the summer.” Also? No guest spots on her debut, just pure, unfiltered Azealia. And as for what to expect musically? “Everything.” Watch the three-part interview below.