8:10 pm - 03/11/2013

Breaking down #YUNGRAPUNXEL

"Yung Rapunxel" sounds like a warped 90's electronic mix of Tricky, The Prodigy and Goldie, sprinkled with Azealia Banks' "212". Perhaps a quiet homage in contrast to a loud, spitting tornado storm of Tourette's disordered hooks that can easily become a commencement to moshing grounds, the young rapster has sonically admired and often sampled/covered some of the aforementioned artists, so the track in itself could very well be an anarchic "euro-salute" to artists, bands, festivals and all things live.

"Miss Amor"/"Miss Camaraderie" were suppose to be the lead-up singles to Banks' forthcoming debut Broke With Expensive Taste but those singles were later scrapped which led some critics to wonder why the single change was so last minute. Did it have anything to do with Banks possibly nudging her label to put out "Yung Rapunxel" instead? As she croons determinedly within seconds of the track, "I wanna be free..." Does she know something they don't? Whatever the case, the label clearly supports her as a new artist to release such a risk single but maybe we have slept on Banks' marketing ability.

From naming the song to "Yung Rapunxel," the name same as her Twitter handle, and releasing artwork that is perhaps the most unflattering image she's ever taken, though if we examine further her image wasn't so clean cut in the first place, so we are more familiar with this Azealia. The word "Yung Rapunxel" is hashtagged and right under is a chain necklace that reads "BANK$" that Azealia is wearing in a textured grayscale image, similar to her "212" clip, as she screams her head (and apparently eyes) out almost as if every rhyme, every lyric and every pun is somehow heightened which after hearing the track makes sense. Banks refers to it as "212"'s strange of kin. The song is also sonically a live gem that is sure to liven up the festivals and shows that Banks has in store throughout this year following the release of her album.

But the question is, with all of the media buzz coinciding with the recent Twitter feuds, could Azealia Banks be destroying her music career or secretly be the secret marketing maven we single-handedly underestimated?

Time will tell.

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licorrice 12th-Mar-2013 12:26 am (UTC)
ugh enough with azealia bankrupt.
stussytribe 12th-Mar-2013 12:50 am (UTC)
u tried it bew
lockupmytears 12th-Mar-2013 01:15 am (UTC)
appropriate nickname
jbants 12th-Mar-2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
dawn9476 12th-Mar-2013 12:26 am (UTC)
That picture is so damn disturbing. And its bad enough I had to come across it here once today.
britneyspears 12th-Mar-2013 12:30 am (UTC)
adblocked it immediately
powerbottom 12th-Mar-2013 12:38 am (UTC)
Damn, you guys are really dramatic.
stussytribe 12th-Mar-2013 12:52 am (UTC)
adam_pally 12th-Mar-2013 02:48 am (UTC)
Damn, you guys are really dramatic high.

Fixed it.
hellomeru 12th-Mar-2013 12:40 am (UTC)
lmao omg it freaks me out too
myxwill 12th-Mar-2013 12:26 am (UTC)
All of this twitter feuding she does is so dumb. Why is she so angry? She needs to eat a cookie.
fancycarousel 12th-Mar-2013 12:27 am (UTC)
d r u g s
cordyceps 12th-Mar-2013 12:38 am (UTC)
ia, honestly. Her mood is so erratic.
licorrice 12th-Mar-2013 12:30 am (UTC)
abandonment issues.
nunya_b 12th-Mar-2013 12:31 am (UTC)
it's sad that at this point the BEST case scenario is that she's doing it for publicity
lockupmytears 12th-Mar-2013 01:16 am (UTC)
attention whore & she wants to play the victim
nunya_b 12th-Mar-2013 12:29 am (UTC)
ediesedgwick 12th-Mar-2013 12:30 am (UTC)
The song is so shitty though
k_p_makepeace 12th-Mar-2013 12:30 am (UTC)
Azealegend!! "Yung Rapunxel" is so good. It's not quite as good as the original lead single "BBD", but still better than "Starships"
drbat 12th-Mar-2013 12:31 am (UTC)
warsawed 12th-Mar-2013 12:39 am (UTC)
drbat 12th-Mar-2013 12:52 am (UTC)
He's a character that has teeth for eyes.
devochkazhenya 12th-Mar-2013 12:57 am (UTC)
bossmew 12th-Mar-2013 01:10 am (UTC)
Azealia is the Cunt-rinthan?
Likes the delight of a fresh Twitter fued between her hastags?

Edited at 2013-03-12 01:11 am (UTC)
aflaminghalo 12th-Mar-2013 01:24 am (UTC)
You said it Corinthian.
blessedbell 12th-Mar-2013 12:31 am (UTC)
bluebandit77 12th-Mar-2013 12:48 am (UTC)
stussytribe 12th-Mar-2013 12:53 am (UTC)
phallus 12th-Mar-2013 12:33 am (UTC)
Where can I hear the song?
friarsfire 12th-Mar-2013 12:39 am (UTC)
thanks! (I wish I found myself liking the song more tho)

Edited at 2013-03-12 12:40 am (UTC)
myxwill 12th-Mar-2013 12:44 am (UTC)
lol that's just a bunch of noise.
setfire2failure 12th-Mar-2013 02:41 am (UTC)
It's electronica, ur not suppose to hear shit.
oblika_farika 12th-Mar-2013 12:38 am (UTC)
this song sucks
t3pps 12th-Mar-2013 12:41 am (UTC)
That spelling alone lets me know she ain't shit. Plus she doesn't have edges.
honey_fuggle 12th-Mar-2013 01:59 am (UTC)
setfire2failure 12th-Mar-2013 02:16 am (UTC)
This racist comment rn.
t3pps 12th-Mar-2013 02:19 am (UTC)
pastelward 12th-Mar-2013 12:41 am (UTC)
the song is atrocious, one of her worst. i just don't get it. same tired style every time. that jim jones diss is one of the only songs by her i enjoy because she actually tries a different approach for once.
tankmachine 12th-Mar-2013 12:43 am (UTC)
i'm forcing myself to like it tbh
mammary_glands 12th-Mar-2013 12:44 am (UTC)
yung rapunxel seriously makes me want 2 pop in ssx tricky and groove while i hit da slopes

i honestly don't see her twitter attitude helping her sales, but you never know. crazier things have happened. our society seems to suggest that bad attitudes and general fuckery as long as you're getting attention yield attractive results to fame seekers. at least she's actually talented. the question of whether she's personally deserving is another thing.
cordyceps 12th-Mar-2013 12:47 am (UTC)
I do think she's talented but she's becoming a bit of a one-trick pony as of late. Her songs are all about the same basic topic/the flow is very similar/she reuses a lot of rhymes and words.
mammary_glands 12th-Mar-2013 12:50 am (UTC)
huh, i haven't paid enough attention to notice that last bit. i just like the vibe of her music. if it makes me feel good and want to dance a little, i'm in. i'd give her time to develop and change as an artist though.
setfire2failure 12th-Mar-2013 02:18 am (UTC)
"Her songs are all about the same basic topic/the flow is very similar/she reuses a lot of rhymes and words."

..And every other hip-hop/rap artist.
gyuri 12th-Mar-2013 05:51 am (UTC)
i have nothing to add to this comment other than ssx tricky is one of da best games
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