Azealia Banks – Aquababe (Audio)
Azealia Banks went from deleting twitter, ranting, spitting with manager Troy Carter to returning to twitter, deleting her rant from the blogosphere and dropping a new track, “Aquababe.” So here you go. “Aquababe” is the second single off her retitled mixtape, Fantasea, due July 4th. If you want to be nosey, I posted her preach-girl-preach blog rant after the jump.
Produced by Machinedrum.
Download: Azealia Banks – Aquababe
Banks took to her tumblr (post is now removed) to address her thoughts on sexism in the rap game and more:
“ don’t let the stupid rap blogs tell u i’ve stopped rapping.. cause i haven’t.. i’m still here.. i just know that being as REACTIVE of a person as i am… i can’t be reading EVERYONE’S thoughts all day. its easy for people to hide behind their twitter pages. so they’ll say shit they wouldn’t say if you were to ever be face to face.
and when they say these things… and find out that i’m a REAL person.. and they get a REAL response.. they don’t know what to do… … then I’m standing there looking like the bad guy because i got too real.
i’m not a liar. i have never said anything that in my mind i haven’t believed to be true.
yes, i think white girls shouldn’t make runaway slave master references, not only because its borderline racist, but because it’s corny…. its not innovative. seeing someone utilize such a sinister theme in order to further prove their authenticity or promote a false “blackness” is whack to me. (No, i never said white girls were privileged and shouldn’t rap… i went to private school and theater camp my whole childhood…. i was more than priveliged ) yes… a certain southern rap male should’ve minded his business. Not only because it had nothing to do with him.. but because it wasn’t something that was up for debate. Said male did his best in distracting the public from the aforementioned female’s comment, and instead turned the situation into a shitstorm. A shitstorm in which i should’ve stayed out of as it did nothing but further propel aforementioned southern male rappers name into the Azealia Banks story, and further distract the Azealia Banks audience from Azealia Banks.
I’m not a dummy…. i know i pop a lot of shit, and I’m not playing the victim here… i’m just backing off. I can’t fight every battle. I can’t open the eyes of those who choose to stay asleep. I can’t abide by the rules of “rap game”….. (NO ONE EVEN KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE….LOL!) I also can’t be subjected to whatever weird “Light skin hierarchy” the rap world subliminally (and sometimes directly) is trying to promote. I know what it is…the MEN in the rap game prefer light skin… and that’s cool, i like light skin too.. but i’m not here to be sexy.. and i’m not here looking for a date.
I’m not even really here for the men. (#lesbihonest)
I’m a Young Black American Woman in 2012. I’m a 21-yr-old millionaire. i don’t have to prove myself to anyone….I’ve already paid my dues. I and the generations of women who came before me have been through enough stress and crap to warrant me (the new generation) a very illustrious, lucrative, luxurious, STRESS-FREE career & life.
and just that’s it! Azealia Banks just wants to be free! free from social media.. free from the rap game.. free from the haters, and free from the ignorance!”