Cover image for Broke with expensive taste
Title:
Broke with expensive taste
Author:
Banks, Azealia, 1991- , composer, performer.
Publication Information:
Sherman Oaks, CA : Azealia Banks/Prospect Park, [2014]

[New York] : Distributed by Caroline

℗2014
Physical Description:
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
House rap.

Title from disc label.

Lyrics bound in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
Idle Delilah -- Gimme a chance -- Desperado -- JFK 212 Wallace -- Heavy metal and reflective -- BBD -- Ice princess -- Yung Rapunxel -- Soda -- Chasing time -- Luxury -- Nude beach a go-go -- Miss Amor -- Miss Camaraderie.
UPC:
813985012483
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

Broke with Expensive Taste, the official debut album from rapper/songwriter Azealia Banks, finally appeared in late 2014, despite originally having been scheduled for a 2012 release and well after several songs showed up as singles many months and sometimes years before an album surfaced. Various delays and major-label red tape ultimately saw Banks walking out on her contract with Polydor/Interscope and independently releasing the album digitally with no press notification or promotional lead-up. This surprise-attack release followed a similar approach as Beyoncé's late-2013 self-titled album, which simply appeared online in full without notice about a year prior to Broke with Expensive Taste. Finally a reality, the strengths of Banks' debut are incredibly strong. Aforementioned long-available singles like "212," "Chasing Time," and "Yung Rapunxel" showcase aggressive production that winds together dubstep's relentless bass pounding and Banks' talents as a fluid, sometimes vicious MC as well as a serviceable R&B vocalist. Production assistance from underground figures like Lone, AraabMuzik, Ariel Pink, and Lil Internet, among many others, gives the album an incredibly varied feel, visiting styles ranging from icy trap to Latin funk. ~ Fred Thomas


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