The sun is shining again, pollen is choking us all to an early death, and Azealia Banks is stepping away from her magic chicken closet to get back to what she does best--dropping bangers. The Harlem rapper's weeks of teasing out previews of her new song finally paid off with the debut of "Chi Chi" early Monday morning on the Cheapy XO website she usually reserves for her line of homemade soaps.
Armed with razor blade imagery, the track cuts with an effortless flow and sinister, bass-heavy beat ready to complement your murderous thoughts about Monday's morning commute. In typical Azealia fashion, the outspoken rapper, who's become just as famous for her Twitter feuds as she has for bops, like "212" and "Yung Rapunxel," holds nothing back in her lyrics.
"All of these rappers is pussy," she starts before throwing out an Instagram-ready line for your next selfie a few lines later: "I do not have time to entertain lames / won't say no names 'cause I won't give you fames." Good form, Azealia. We're here for the return to the rapid-fire lyricism she burst onto the scene with in 2011 and the measured response she's giving about the separation of black and gay iconography on her Twitter today.
If you need us, we'll have the track on repeat and be whisper-singing "Live from the zoo / this the new 212" until the video drops.