Azealia Banks is a lyricist from Harlem, NYC. Since her first steps as a child in off-broadway theatre productions to her training at La Guardia High School of Performing Arts -a breeding ground for stars- she’s been steadily perfecting her craft and making a name for herself. In late 2008, she adopted the pseudonym "Miss Bank$" and began releasing her music through MySpace, eventually being signed to XL Recordings at age 17.
Her debut single, "212" featuring Lazy Jay, was released on December 6, 2011,later becoming part of her critically acclaimed EP 1991. She released her mixtape Fantasea in July 2012 and has since released the singles "Yung Rapunxel" and "ATM Jam" in anticipation for her upcoming debut studio album Broke with Expensive Taste, which is currently slated for a January 2014 release.
Many of her lyrics are posted by her via her tumblr account.