Broke with Expensive Taste

Broke with Expensive Taste

by Azealia BanksAzealia Banks


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Broke with Expensive Taste, the official debut album from rapper/songwriter Azealia Banks, finally appeared in late 2014, despite originally having been scheduled for a 2012 release and well after several songs showed up as singles many months and sometimes years before an album surfaced. Various delays and major-label red tape ultimately saw Banks walking out on her contract with Polydor/Interscope and independently releasing the album digitally with no press notification or promotional lead-up. This surprise-attack release followed a similar approach as Beyoncé's late-2013 self-titled album, which simply appeared online in full without notice about a year prior to Broke with Expensive Taste. Finally a reality, the strengths of Banks' debut are incredibly strong. Aforementioned long-available singles like "212," "Chasing Time," and "Yung Rapunxel" showcase aggressive production that winds together dubstep's relentless bass pounding and Banks' talents as a fluid, sometimes vicious MC as well as a serviceable R&B vocalist. Production assistance from underground figures like Lone, AraabMuzik, Ariel Pink, and Lil Internet, among many others, gives the album an incredibly varied feel, visiting styles ranging from icy trap to Latin funk.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2015
Label: Prospect Park
UPC: 0813985012483
catalogNumber: 501248
Rank: 25191

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Azealia Banks   Primary Artist
Dan Higgins   Clarinet
Harvey Mason   Vibes
Andrew Hey   Bass,Guitar,Horn Engineer

Technical Credits

Oskar Cartaya   Composer
Harvey Mason   Composer
Andrew Hey   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Jonathan Harris   Composer
Steve Mostyn   Composer
Jack Fuller   Composer
Travis Stewart   Composer,Producer
Nick Conceller   Engineer
Apple Juice Kid   Producer
Warren "Oak" Felder   Composer
Theophilus London   Composer
David Boyd   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Ric McRae   Engineer
Filip Nikolic   Composer,Producer
Trevor McFedries   Composer,Producer
Kelly Sheehan   Composer,Engineer
Underdogs   Executive Producer,Additional Production
Jef Martens   Composer,Producer
Ariel Pink   Producer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Composer
AraabMuzik   Producer
Ariel Rosenberg   Composer
Abraham Orellana   Composer
Scntst   Composer,Producer
Azealia Banks   Composer,Executive Producer
Oakwud   Producer
Flippa123   Producer
Ronald "Flippa" Colson   Composer
Kevin James   Composer
David Baker   Vocal Engineer
Rob Sizwe Price-Guma   Engineer
Steve Ace   Producer
Julian "Lil Internet" Wadsworth   Composer,Producer
Calum Crease   Art Direction

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