Azealia Banks added to Hot 97 Summer Jam lineup, prepping EP, mixtape, and LP
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Azealia Banks - Jumanji (MP3)
Azealia Banks at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Azealia Banks, who recently canceled a bunch of summer shows due to "recording commitments," has now added more shows to her summer schedule. Most of those are in Europe, but she was just added to the Hot 97 Summer Jam lineup which goes down in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium on June 3. The rest of the lineup includes Nicki MInaj, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka Flame, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Wale, and more. Tickets for the fest are available. The full lineup is listed below.
UPDATE: She actually plays the Summer Jam pre-show in the parking lot with the even more impressive lineup of Pusha T, Big K.R.I.T., A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, and Fred the Godson. Your Summer Jam ticket gets you into the pre-show.
In addition to her fickle live schedule, Azealia Banks continues to move around her schedule of releases as well. As of right now, she's planning to get her delayed 1991 EP out on May 29 digitally and June 12 physically via Interscope. The cover art for that EP is below. She'll follow it with the Fantastic mixtape, which is due out on July 4, and includes her recently dropped track, "Jumanji," which was produced by Hudson Mohawke and Nick Hook. Grab that track above or stream it below. Finally, her debut full length, Broke With Expensive Taste, which is presumably the album she's been working on with Paul Epworth, is due out in September.
In other news, fresh off her feud with Iggy Azalea (who plays SOBs TONIGHT [5/17]), she's taken a stab at Lil Kim, who refused to collaborate with Azealia because Lil Kim wanted to write her own verse. Azealia had written it for her and insisted, "Everybody knows Lil Kim doesn't write her own raps." We already know that Kim's got beef with Nicki Minaj. Azealia, however, seems down with Nicki and would possibly collaborate with her, but thinks she should ditch the "ugly wigs and ugly costumes." Maybe they'll meet up when they both play Summer Jam next month. On the other hand, Azealia Banks has collaborated with Missy Elliot and Rye Rye on a remix of M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls." Look for that soon.
A list of all dates, Hot 97 Summer Jam lineup, 1991 cover art, and the "Jumanji" stream are below...
HOt 97 Summer Jam 2012 Lineup:
RICK ROSS & MAYBACH MUSIC
DJ KHALED & FRIENDS
Azealia Banks -- 2012 Tour Dates
Jun 3 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ (Hot 97 Summer Jam)
Jun 22 Matadero Madrid Madrid
Jul 29 Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay
Aug 18 Summer Sonic 2012 Tokyo
Aug 19 Summer Sonic 2012 Osaka
Aug 25 Reading Festival 2012 Reading
Aug 26 Leeds Festival 2012 Leeds
Aug 28 Mallorca Rocks Magaluf
Aug 29 Ibiza Rocks Ibiza, Spain
Aug 31 Electric Picnic Festival Stradbally Village
Sep 8 Bestival-Isle of Wight Isle of Wight
Sep 28 Manchester Academy Manchester
Sep 29 O2 ABC Glasgow
Oct 1 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle
Oct 2 O2 Academy Liverpool Liverpool
Oct 3 Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds
Oct 5 The Library @ HMV Institute Birmingham
Oct 6 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford
Oct 7 Waterfront Norwich
Oct 9 Junction Cambridge
Oct 10 Concord 2 Brighton
Oct 12 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London