New Music
11.05.2012, Words by Charlie Jones

Azealia Banks – Jumanji (prod Hudson Mohawke)

One thing we’ve noticed is that the content that we post even ten minutes after everyone else is not really worth our time. If there’s a video or a song or a news-piece that the other music websites in our world write about, to be frank, we can ignore it. It’s a nice little push, actually – it makes you find new ways of covering big artists, cover new artists more and avoid re-blogging every last hiccup in Lana Del Rey’s life.

Anyway, for these reasons, I was in two minds about posting this song. It’s already received over 15,000 plays on Soundcloud in less than two hours, and it’s almost certainly everywhere else online. Then, I realised that it’s really interesting that Hudson Mohawke, with Nick Hook, is turning out hyper-tensile alien rap instrumentals and that Azealia Banks has one of the fiercest, most hilariously show-offy flows in ever, and it’s obnoxious to be motivated by anything else. Basically Jumanji is a total jam and that’s why you’re reading this.

Azealia Banks will release an EP called ‘1991’ this month and a mixtape called ‘Fantastic’ over the summer

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