Who Won’t Azealia Banks Collaborate With?
Who isn’t Azealia Banks working with with these days? The “212” rapper, who joined forces with Lazy Jay on her breakout track, worked with the Scissor Sisters, and was recently tweeting about a collaboration with hip-hop legend Missy Elliot — the ladies both have overdue releases originally slated for this summer in common. Today a version of Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” was released that features, what else, a new verse courtesy of Banks. Take a listen below.
The track is the first remix from Smims&Belle, the DJ duo of Foster The People’s Mark Foster and Isom Innis, and hit the web this morning, just a few hours before it was announced that Banks is canceling a substantial series of concert gigs to focus on what her management called “recording commitments.”
She’s got plenty of them. Banks, who recently signed up with Lady Gaga’s management team, is supposed to be releasing an EP, titled 1991, this summer and her debut full-length, Broke With Expensive Taste, is due out in September.
Still, we can’t help but think about other possible Banks projects that are so far not out there. Considering how willing the Harlem native has been to get in the studio with and for other artists, we can’t imagine that she doesn’t already have a few up her sleeve. Still, that doesn’t stop us from considering some dream collaborations: the duo of Azealia and fellow New Yorker Lil Kim springs almost instantly to mind, though there also wouldn’t be anything surprising about seeing Banks get involved with other young up and comers like Odd Future. Really, as long as we’re not talking Iggy Azalea, anything is possible.