Azealia Banks Will Release Her Debut Album In September


Earlier this month, we were introduced to an exciting new rapper named Azealia Banks and, as you may recall, I gushed over how much I love the music that she has released thus far (her song 212 will FOREVER be my jam). Today we learn that Azealia has picked a name for her debut album and has announced a release month. Broke with Expensive Taste will be out in September … plenty of time for Azealia to make her debut album as perfect as can be. Click below to read some excerpts from a new interview with Nylon magazine where Azealia spills a lot of great new info.

How’s your first Fashion Week? It’s great; I love London and all the kids with their style… There’s so much energy here, it’s exciting!

Karl Lagerfeld made you the face of his Net-a-Porter collection, and Nicola Formicetti used your track in his Thierry Mugler menswear show – the only other person he’s used is Lady Gaga. How’s the whole fashion muse thing going? It’s a flatter, but I’m just trying to stay focused and get my album done, you know? I’m keeping my mind off of it.

That must be hard in the front row of a show! Yeah, well I’m not trying to withdraw, but I am trying to find that personal space again because I have an album to finish. All the praise from the fashion world is great but now everybody wants a piece and everybody wants an interview, but I need to step away and get my music done!

Tell us about your album. It’s gonna be amazing!

Tell us something we don’t know about your album! Aw, thank you. Okay, it’s called Broke With Expensive Taste and it’s coming out in September. The theme is a young girl trying to find it, you know?

Find what? Success! Herself! Her path! The young girl trying to make it! That girl who’s at the end of her childhood trying to get a job and make some money, you know? She needs to get what she can get! She needs to go out there and show people she knows how to work for it.

What’s the first designer thing you ever bought? I think the first piece of designer clothing I ever owned was a Louis Vuitton bag that my boyfriend bought for me when I was eighteen.

She is SO cute! I am really really looking forward to the release of a proper album from Ms. Banks. It turns out that I missed seeing her in concert in London by one day but I can assure you, if she brings her show to LA, I will be there … front and center. She is really the most exciting new rapper to come along and pique my interest in years. Altho September is still many, many months away … I think Azealia will be WELL worth the wait :)


  • Elle

    Yay! I love Azealia. I think she’s bringing something fresh and much needed to the game. Also 212 is my JAAAAMM!!

  • Lyle

    I wonder whether 212 will he on the album?