A friend of mine sent me the YouTube link to “212” by Azealia Banks and I watched/listened to it, like, about a dozen times. In a row. It’s seriously better than witnessing a unicorn giving birth. Based in Harlem, NYC, Banks is classically trained and has some serious versatility, as showcased on tracks like the infectious Fader co-signed “L8R” and her celebrated cover of Interpol’s “Slow Hands“. A collaboration on the Major Lazer EP and her appearance in the Nike Sportswear 1Love video series upped her profile in the past couple of years and kept fans waiting in anticipation for her next release. “212” is the pre-album teaser. Watch. Listen. Love.