If there were ever an artist to push the limits of hip-hop’s image and lingo, sassy rapper Azealia Banks is the rising star to instill a whole new idea of the rudimentary and fearless beats to come. The 21-year-old Harlem native has grown up with an intense passion to perform and to have the freedom to make her own mistakes and instill an upbeat take on her life experiences through music. Don’t let her age fool you, this potty-mouthed firecracker is sure to continually surprise the world of hip-hop, with her next expenditure being the release of her raunchy album Broke with Expensive Taste.
Words / Melissa Kahan
Photographer / Brett Bailey
Styling / Brett Bailey
Styling Assistant / Todd Pearce