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Azealia Banks Announces New Album, Streams First Single ‘Count Contessa’

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Azealia Banks‘ debut album, ‘Broke With Expensive Taste,’ is scheduled to hit shelves sometime in January 2014 and fans won’t have to wait too much longer after that to hear even more from the Harlem rapper/singer.

Banks announced on her Twitter this afternoon (Sept. 16) that she is currently prepping her next project, ‘Fantasea II: The Second Wave,’ for release on July 11, 2014. That date holds some significance for her, as the first ‘Fantasea,’ which was a free mixtape, arrived on July 11, 2012.

To coincide with this news, Banks shared the project’s first single, ‘Count Contessa.’ It’s a tropical-tinged cut about a woman with the strength of a man, who boasts about her stature over a bouncy instrumental by U.K. producer Lone.

As for everyone waiting on more information about ‘Broke With Expensive Taste,’ Banks revealed that its next single is the SCNTST-produced ‘Soda.’ No word yet on when we’ll hear it, but ‘Count Contessa’ should tide fans over until then.

You can stream the song and view its lyrics below.

‘Count Contessa’ Lyrics:

I’m two kinds of potential-
Plus new ice house to sweat ya (WARM)
1,2 – I’m count contessa.
Yup boo, I’m house princessa ..

Come to my town to get ya –
Come to ice house to get ya COIN!
Hustle – I’m proud professor.
Muscle – Im high adepta.

(Plus/And)in time I suggest ya
Learn to like – house princessa “one”
1,2 – i styles the besta !
Until I’m kunt perfecta !

Just new “ice house”- contessa
Want to my sound ? – go get ya own!!!
Yup boo- my styles’ll test ya.
Come to Ice house – ill wreck ya!

And if i shall select ya-
Muscle mike can’t detect the storm!!
Yup boo I’m out to get ya ..
MUSCLE MIKE can’t protect ya!

And they’ll agree- miss crystal panty
Little bam’s the potential – tential candy
Sand to the sea, so sensual and free
From Milan to Japan with miss romancy!
If you can’t dance and if you can’t sing put ya hands in the air
Up out ya damn seat
Stamp-to the pede, present ya campaign
Do ya dance to the beat with little Bambi!!


[via Rap-Up]

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