Hey guys, remember “212″ or “Fuck Up The Fun” which were both super fun, lyric dependent Azealia Banks songs? Well, “YUNG RAPUNXEL” is nothing of the sort. “YUNG RAPUNXEL” is the first single off of her upcoming full length, Broke With Expensive Taste, which still has no release date after being hyped for more than a few months. Banks has moved away from the solid rap game and more towards the electronic scene, which probably has something to do with the fact that she snagged a major record label deal since the beginning of her career. This song relies heavily on the creepy, deep beat, and much less on the lyrics/screaming that Banks does throughout the song. Honestly, I find “YUNG RAPUNXEL”, just as a song, as mediocre. I probably will not even listen to it again, after writing this article. But…this video, though!
I did not think that witch-hop could be displayed in visuals, but this video does a pretty damn good job. Complete with mouth-eyes (yup), bashing riot police in the face with champagne bottles and random owls flying everywhere, the “YUNG RAPUNXEL” is nothing if not shocking, which is what Banks and her label is striving for these days. Maybe none of those feuds were real at all…maybe her label just wants a bunch of unnecessary drama. Or maybe not. I don’t know. Keep doing you Azealia.
Check out the unnerving video for “YUNG RAPUNXEL” below.