Azealia Banks – The Come Up

In a short span of time, Azealia Banks went from unknown to incessantly buzzed about. The 20-year-old Harlem native, whose song and video "212" caught the eyes and ears of everyone from Kanye West (who called her the "future of music" during a DJ set) to actress Gwyneth Paltrow (who tweeted she was "obsessed" with Banks), signed with Universal Music Group in January. XXL caught up with the up and coming femcee to hear more about hear background in theater, her ties to the fashion world, and her Euro-influenced debut. Act like you know. —As told to Sowmya Krishnamurthy Name: Azealia ...

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