So Azealia Banks released her first mixtape, Fantasea last night. The project features 18 songs — 15 original tracks and 3 remixes, including a cover of “Ima Read” by Zebra Katz who will be touring with Azealia later this year.
The mixtape mostly consists of runway house music and a variety of funky electro hip-hop styles with Azealia rapping in her typical super-speed rhythm.
She also does more singing for the collection. I still have trouble understanding what in blazes she’s saying and although I know her lyrics are top-knotch, the often inaudible wording leaves me with a beat and a flow alone to enjoy.
This mixtape doesn’t seem to be a huge game-changer. If you liked Azealia’s music before, you will probably like this. If you didn’t like her music, you probably still won’t.
Honestly, I think she’s going to end up becoming one of those super popular underground artists with a huge international cult following. She’ll probably blast festivals and turn out as another chick that mainstream artists pick at for samples, features and style.
I still don’t like her, but that’s my honest opinion. You can download Fantasea below and listen to one of the tracks that stood out for me.
Download: Azealia Banks – Fantasea