On this day, May 31, in hip-hop history…
1991: Ever since her emergence in 2011, this talented, eccentric MC has made waves within the music industry. Azealia Banks was born and raised in Harlem. She developed a passion for performing at an early age, performing in off-Broadway theatre productions. Banks attended La Guardia High School of Performing Arts. However, after shifting her focus from theatre to music, she dropped out of La Guardia to pursue her dream of becoming a recording artist.
It was just two years ago that Azealia Banks dropped her debut single, “212.” The single received high praise from music critics, and introduced music fans to her unique flow and performing style. Banks is currently working on her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, with her newest single “Yung Rapunxel” captivating fans. It is set for a 2013 release date. This rising star has a lot in store for the music industry. Watch out!
Happy Birthday Azealia!—Chisom Uzosike