Azealia Banks - Fuck Up The Fun
ScienZe & King I Divine - Happiness Is (featuring Sene, Blu & Britain Parker)
Big Baby Gandhi - American Experience
Locke Kaushal - Ninth Inning
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- Azealia Banks – Fuck Up The Fun
- ScienZe & King I Divine – Happiness Is (featuring Sene, Blu & Britain Parker)
- Big Baby Gandhi – American Experience
- Locke Kaushal – Ninth Inning
- Cam’ron – So Bad (featuring Yummy Bingham)
- Death Grips – I’ve Seen Footage
- Danny Brown – Grown Up
- ScHoolboy Q – Blessed (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
- SpaceGhostPurpp – No Evidence
- Courtni Starr – Charlie Brown Teacher
- Styles P – How I Fly [(Remix) featuring Avery Storm, Curren$y & Nitty Scott, MC)]
- Vado – Badman (featuring Lana Del Rey)
- Blaze Burna – Weed (featuring Devin The Dude & Smoke DZA)
- Nas – The Don
- Symphony – Do U Like That (featuring Daz Dillinger)
- Ghost Loft – Blow
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Azealia Banks - Liquorice
“Liquorice is a song about interracial dating, but it’s more importantly a celebration of self. A celebration of the confidence, beauty, intellect, and influence of black women.”
Azealia Banks is a rapper who wrote a song called “Liquorice”, but she’s more importantly the best thing that’s happened to my ears in all of 2011. I’ve had to stop myself, on more than one occasion, from feeling personally insulted when people say they don’t “get” her. I don’t know why I feel such an intense connection with her. But I do!
Maybe it’s because of that one time she retweeted me, when I said I was fanning out my fictional vajoo-joo (vagina) over the prospect of an Azealia Banks + Dominique Young Unique collaboration. Or perhaps it was that other time she retweeted me, when I said I peed a little ’cause she’s working with Paul Epworth. Yes, that Paul Epworth. The guy who produced this and this.
But enough about him and the million Grammy awards he’s going to win! Let’s discuss my deep friendship with Azealia Banks and how she has a tendency to retweet the most embarrassing things I’ve ever tweeted. This happened. A few times.
Okay. I’m glad we had that discussion. Now, let’s discuss Ms. Banks’ breakout single “212″ and the number of times I’ve chair-danced alone to it in my cubicle. This happened. A lot. And I really don’t care if anyone else understands, because at least Gwyneth Paltrow gets me and that’s all that matters in life.
Also: I’m still waiting for that Pootie Tang concept album, Azealia. Don’t think I’ve forgotten!
Perfume - Spice
Spice - Fun (featuring Missy Elliot)
A song called “Spice”, and a song by an artist called Spice. It’s a strange coincidence that two of my favorite pop jams of 2011 share this common theme of spiciness, considering I’m probably one of the least spicy people on the planet. Nevertheless, that’s just the way things worked out!
As someone who’s not familiar with the J-pop scene, the production on Perfume‘s “Spice” sounds thoroughly bonkers. It’s unlike anything you’d hear on mainstream US radio stations, more akin to the current crop of “indie” electro-pop. Imagine if Passion Pit, or more recent bands who’ve occasionally been known to rip off of Passion Pit (ex: Foster The People, The Naked and Famous), were given their own girl group to work with. That’s what “Spice” would sound like! Or, more likely, that equation would just result in something like this or this, which makes producer Yasutaka Nakata‘s work all the more impressive. Long story short? This is brilliant.
Meanwhile, Spice‘s “Fun” could easily be dismissed as a less-than-revolutionary, mindless booty jam. To which I ask, is that necessarily a bad thing? This is, without doubt, the most exciting thing Missy Elliot‘s done since Trina‘s “I Got A Bottle”, even if it leaves something to be desired in the lyrical department. These may all come off as back-handed compliments, but I cannot stress how much “Fun” makes me want to dance like this. Seriously! You should check your pulse if you don’t want to break it down whilst listening to this song. You are probably dead.
Now that I’ve implied anyone who doesn’t enjoy Spice is a walking zombie, I encourage you all to click through and watch the music videos for these two songs:
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