Yung Rapunxel II

Azealia Banks - Yung Rapunxel II
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Based on 31 ratings
September 11, 2019 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
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exception
50
Azealia Banks finally returns after a few years of little musical output. Over 30 minutes of sloppy techno/EDM production, she spits average at best verses and fails to even come close to the quality of Broke With Expensive Taste or Fantasea (two of my favorite hip hop projects of the decade). If I'm being honest, I can't say I'm surprised that this isn't good; since Anna Wintour and Treasure Island, two brilliant singles that compare to and even surpass what was on her older projects, I had ... read more
hellodecatur
44
The worst part is this is a pretty interesting concept that could have come out way better if more effort was put into the structuring, production, and composition. Producer Boiling Energy brings a few good ideas, but the mix job needs a lot of work. Banks's vocals are at times way too loud, way too quiet, or needing to be scrapped entirely.

There are fleeting moments where her flow is original, innovative, and even funny ("Gay! Gay! Gay!" she yells at one point, describing DL men), ... read more
slickleg
64
I really like Azealia Banks but with this release things are all over the place and it's messy (even though I'm given to understanding it was meant to be released like this on her SoundCloud due to copyright, dunno if it's true but yeah). I think her rapping abilities are great, her voice can be sexy and she has a lot of character, and it's clear as to why so many people either don't like her or judge her. This feels like Schranz meets hip hop meets breakbeat / digital hardcore, it's absolute ... read more
TheToxicMartian
69
Would probably be a better listen if it was mixed and mastered properly for consumption. Unfortunately with the messy mix that it is right now, it feels like a bad recording that was thrown together last minute to a brilliant concept. Is there an incredible concept that given more work could be revolutionary, potentially. But that unfortunately doesn't seem to come to fruition. That being said, the tracks as analysed on its own, are incredible. Such an over the top concept, only Azealia Banks ... read more
Z.Younk
48
Hip House from 2015 bordering techno, years behind the times. She ought to spend less time bitching and moaning and posting anti-black conspiracy theories on twitter, and more time writing music.
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Track List

  1. BACK FROM HELL (TURN IT UP)
  2. EVIL IN ME
  3. DEXERINE
  4. RAPUNXEL’S INFERNO
  5. NEW VICTIM (feat. Slayyyter)
  6. CENTELLA (MY HONEYMOON) (feat. Abra)
  7. الجهادي (JIHADI)
  8. QUEEN OF THE DAMNED
  9. BONE COLLECTOR
  10. 96’ COROLLA
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Added on: September 10, 2019