When she’s not busy 6 inch heel drop-kicking the scrot of Dipset, Azealia Banks will dispense the occasional Rankin directed music video. This time it’s for the fiery wonder of ‘Van Vogue’, following-up ‘Liquorice’. As if this woman doesn’t get hotter by the weekday, 21 year old Banks stars in a cross between a Davidoff commercial and Grace Jones homage (that wide brim swag), still nudging the high fashion angle considering it’s an industry her music’s made such a pertinent connection with in the last year.
The excellent 1991 EP is out now, as is the mixed-bag Fantasea mixtape where she gave herself more room for error. However the true test of Bank’s place in contemporary Hip-Hop as a 21st century female force, will be her Interscope debut long player Broke With Expensive Taste, expected September. Either way, anyone denying she can spit and switch up flows is being foolish. Just tell the vamp to stay out of trouble.