Azealia celebrates new album

Azealia Banks has tweeted lyrics from the tracks on her new album, Broke with Expensive Taste.

Azealia Banks is thrilled at the success of her new album.

The 23-year-old rapper had retreated from the music industry a little since the release of her debut EP titled 1991 in 2012, which was followed by mix tape Fantasea in the same year. Her first ever studio record, Broke with Expensive Taste, was originally slated for a September 2012 release, but her record label repeatedly delayed it, with Azealia complaining last year: “I’m literally begging to be dropped from Universal”.

After endless waiting, the star decided to take things into her own hands, sacking her label. She has now spontaneously put the album on iTunes, where it peaked at the number three spot, below One Direction’s Four and Taylor Swift’s 1989.

“My Album is #3 on the US iTunes Album Chart!! (sic)” Azealia gushed on Instagram, alongside a screenshot of the US iTunes chart.

She has been vocal on Twitter about her new music, sending fans into overdrive with excitement.

“If my album was a baby born on November 6, it would be a Scorpio… My album is a Scorpio y’all! Lol!

“Skip class and stay home from work!! Invite your friends over and celebrate!! #BROKEWITHEXPENSIVETASTE is finally here!!! (sic)” she wrote last night as part of a series of tweets.

Azealia then proceeded to share lyrics for each of the 16 tracks. The first song on the album is called Idle Delilah and she gave fans an insight into the feel of the tune.

“Idlest Delilah, Darling do ya like beige in your coffee/tea a wild ~… wild breeze on a day, a dawn.. ?

“Idle Miss Delilah.. trout and trees remind me of my darling ‘D the Diver,’ .. Diver D was a saytr, a – Father figurine I made him runaway.. (sic)” she wrote.

It was in July that Azealia revealed she was “free at last” from Universal and it’s thought her new album had the help of smaller label Prospect Park, which released Broke with Expensive Taste in union with her own imprint. Other bands who have put out records with the company include Korn and You Me At Six.
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Friday, 07. November 2014