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Azealia Banks Returns Home to Play Terminal 5

November 18th, 2015

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Harlem’s Azealia Banks grew up interested in dancing, singing and acting. She attended the famed LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and was featured in several Off-Broadway plays. But eventually Banks began writing lyrics as a creative outlet. Following the release of several singles, her first EP, 1991 (stream it below), came out in 2012, impressing Rolling Stone: “The long-awaited debut EP from this Harlem MC is four tracks—including her breakthrough single, ‘212,’ and more shit talk than you’d get at a Friday night nail salon—that spin hip-hop backward and forward…. More please.” Banks released her debut LP, Broke with Expensive Taste (stream it below), just about a year ago. “Coupled with her bullish rhyme skills, Azealia’s chops as a house vocalist make for a true rapper-singer double threat,” according to Pitchfork. “She’s an angel on the choruses, but for the verses in between, she’s a formidable spitter whose flash and flow are unmistakably Harlem.” Azealia Banks returns home tomorrow to play Terminal 5 to kick off a new tour.