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[Listen] Azealia Banks Covers The Strokes' "Barely Legal"

Azealia Banks shows her love for The Strokes' 2001 debut Is This It with a lush cover of "Barely Legal". Premiering a few days ago on New Zealand radio station George FM, the cover features production from Lindbergh Palace, who replaces the traditional guitars and drums with pulsating basslines and spacey synthesizers. Banks' vocals are the clear highlight though, with the Harlem rapper charismatically testing her talents with Julian Casablancas' lyrics. Stream the cover below.

[Watch] Azealia Banks - "Luxury" (Official Video)

Azealia Banks' certainly has a preferred method for her music videos, with the majority of focus going towards her growing status as a fashionista. The Clarence Fuller-directed video for the Fantasea track "Luxury" follows that method exactly, with Banks donning various fashionable outfits on the streets and rooftops of her hometown of New York City. Check out the monochrome visuals above.

Banks' debut LP Broke With Expensive Taste is set for release on February 12th, 2013 via Interscope Records.

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[News] Azealia Banks Sets Firm Release Date for Debut LP

Azealia Banks had planned to release her debut LP Broke With Expensive Taste in September, but as her other releases have shown, the Harlem rapper is known for delays. Young Rapunzel announced on Twitter this past weekend that her debut full-length will be released on February 12th, 2013, adding: "I have ALOT of REALLY excitin ish happening in btwn! it will ALL make sense as these things start to unravel."

So there you have it. While it may be a bit disappointing, Banks surely has her reasons for the delay, and we're sure to see a follow-up to her 1991 EP and Fantasea mixtape in the coming months. To tide you over for the time being, why not replay her video for "Van Vogue"?

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[Watch] Azealia Banks - "Van Vogue" (Official Video)

Azealia Banks has once again teamed up with director Rankin—the two previously worked together on the video for "Liquorice"—delivering a rousing visualization of the Harlem beauty's track "Van Vogue", which was included on Banks' 1991 EP. The video focuses on Banks herself, quickly cutting between various shots of Young Rapunzel and her various outfits and styles. If anything, the video sure as hell shows off Banks' involvement in the fashion industry. Nicola Formichetti has definitely made a muse out of her. Watch the replay above.

In other Azealia Banks news, she recently teamed up with AraabMUZIK on a track called "Succubi", which you can stream below. The song is apparently a beef aimed at Jim Jones, which started over the use of the term "vamp". It's a pretty fucking stupid reason to start beef, but then again the rap world has been known for pointless disses and feuds. Check out the full story over at MTV.