Azealia Banks on the Verge of Success in Europe with 212

Azealia Banks B-listed on BBC Radio 1
Azealia Banks beat Adele on the Pitchfork annual 2011 recap

‘212’ might be the breakthrough Azealia Banks deserves. I just discovered this track as it’s currently B listed on BBC Radio 1. Initially released last December, it has taken awhile to grow its fanbase in Europe. The track appeared on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2011 ahead of the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z and Adele. It’s dubbed ‘2012’ after the area code of Harlem where Azealia Banks grew up. It features the rapper Lazy Jay and has so far racked up more than 5.7m views on YouTube.

Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay – 212