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31 July 2012

V Magazine #76, Sports Issue: Azealia Banks

Issue: V Magazine #76
Stylist: Nicola Formichetti
Editorial: "One in a Million"
Artist Featured: Azealia Banks

Music talent Azealia Banks is hot on the scene. I did not know of her until I watched the Blumarine FW 2012 fashion show and heard her music with such powerful lyrics and sexy beats. I kept asking myself "What is the name of that song?" and "Who is the artist?" I quickly found out that the song is entitled "212" which is a New York City telephone area code for the borough of Manhattan where Azealia Banks migrated to. She brags and proudly raps about this uptown, prestigious area. She was born in Harlem, New York and she brings a realness and rawness to the music industry that sets her apart. She is a rapper, singer and lyricist that is also not ashamed to be honest about her bi-sexuality. She is new on the scene but is more of a success in Europe than in the US which is probably why I haven't heard of her until now.

She is the winner of a 2012 Billboard Award in the category of New Style Icon. She has been featured already in some pretty established fashion magazines and she rocks the fashion editorial in V Magazine's Sports Issue (#76) that hit newsstands in March 2012.

See Azealia perform her hit "212" at designer Karl Lagerfeld's house in Paris just days after her hit single was featured in the Thierry Mugler menswear fashion show in a hot remix version of the song. This same single in it's album version was also featured as the main song for Blumarine's Fall 2012 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week. Just something about her music and style that fits so nicely right now in the fashion world of runway couture.

AZEALIA BANKS - 212 FT. LAZY JAY (Official Music Video)