Azealia Banks is a rare breed among today’s modern hip-hop artists.
Banks (or Miss Bank$, as she’s also known) got her start in the MySpace era. Yep, you heard that right. This rapper is a Myspace rapper. Back in the days when YouTube and Facebook were both in their infancies, MySpace was the place to listen to music.
If you could have loaded up back in the day (for those who don’t know, MySpace was notorious for its slow loading), you may have caught a glimpse of a rap star in the making. Moving from the MySpace universe to the record business, she was just 17 when she signed a deal with XL Recordings.
Her debut single, “212,” became a sleeper hit, and just like that, Miss Bank$ was off and running. Though she has had some bumps in the road (namely, her sometimes controversial social media presence), Banks is firmly up there as one of the rising stars of hip-hop, which is why you should make it a point to catch Miss Bank$ live in concert.
Starting in October in Grand Rapids, Banks will embark on a 19-city tour that will weave its way through the Midwest, South, and end out west in beautiful San Diego. Make sure you get your tickets to see Miss Bank$ in action and remember, all dates and venues are subject to change.
Oct. 3 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- The Intersection
Oct. 4 -- Chicago, IL -- Concord Music Hall
Oct. 5 -- Detroit, MI -- St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct. 8 -- Toronto, ON -- The Opera House
Oct. 10 -- Baltimore, MD -- Ram’s Head Live! (Click here for tickets!)
Oct. 11 -- Norfolk, VA -- The NorVa (Click here for tickets!)
Oct. 12 -- Wilmington, NC -- The Muse
Oct. 14 -- Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Oct. 15 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Mavericks Live
Oct. 17 -- New Orleans, LA -- Tipitina’s
Oct. 18 -- Houston, TX -- Warehouse Live
Oct. 20 -- Dallas, TX -- Gas Monkey
Oct. 21 -- Austin, TX Empire Control Room
Oct. 23 -- El Paso, TX -- Tricky Falls
Oct. 24 -- Phoenix, AZ -- The Van Buren
Oct. 25 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 26 -- Reno, NV -- Cargo
Oct. 28 -- San Francisco, CA -- Mezzanine
Oct. 31 San Diego, CA -- House of Blues
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