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Azealia Banks Does The Big Apple In ‘The Big Big Beat’

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By now, we talk about Azealia Banks far more for her antics than her art. But though her Twitter fingers and her rants are what get her headlines, her music is definitely what keeps us interested. The Harlem native recently dropped her latest mixtape, Slay-Z, which was led by explosive club banger "The Big Big Beat." After rocking our block with the single, she gives us a bit of spectacle with the song's official video.

The clip finds the tart-tongued raptress showing love to her hometown as she stomps down NYC's streets and hallways like only she could. We first see her walking and dancing down an apartment building hallway dressed in all black — down to her long, silky jet black weave —as she vamps to the song's house beat. She delivers plenty of attitude in her fringed motorcycle jacket on the initial verse, but by the chorus, she's all smiles while switching scenes. From there we see her taking to the streets while dancing in a sequined camo short set in the Lower East Side or shaking it on top of a cop car in short shorts while in Midtown.

If nothing else, it's a reminder that, despite her public persona, underneath it all is a young, talented woman with great potential. Now if only we could get someone to take over her Twitter account...


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