new music: azealia banks’ new vogue-worthy track “the big big beat” is an instant-hit

February 22, 2016

Let me preface this post by stating that Azealia Banks is the definition of problematic fave. One second she’s publicly taking on white supremacy and the multi-tiered oppression of WoC, the next minute she’s throwing black queers under the bus. As surprising as some of her public stances and interactions are, so is her music. Her new track “The Big Big Beat” (produced by An Expresso) is a super-listenable dance track laced with her trademark blend of excellent voguing material and Banks’ very legit skills as an MC.

Listen to “The Big Big Beat” below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Picture credit: Natali Arefieva (@nataliarefieva)

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at