Azealia Banks is no stranger to breaking rules, in and out of the studio. She first emerged on the scene with her kinky, outrageous song “212,” featuring Lazy Jay. Flash back to about eight months ago, when the video first dropped. I’ll be the first to admit that I replayed the video at least four or five times the first day that I was introduced. And many did the same, be it due to the house style instrumental, the blaring, aggressive, sex appeal, the wild lyrics….the list goes on. Safe to say, the music heads were intrigued. The girl from Harlem with European swag? We weren’t quite sure yet, but it was undeniable that she had talent. In the months that followed, a series of club-ready bangers with rapid-fire lyrics hit the internet, building the hype for Ms. Banks. While we waited for her debut project, we watched as she sparred over twitter and other mediums with the other Azalea ( Iggy, that is), as well as her boss, T.I. himself. Finally, amidst her bold proclamations and exciting flashes of talent, her debut E.P., 1991, is here. A four track quickstrike featuring her trademark upbeat, quirky style, it will not disappoint her rapidly growing fanbase. My favorite track is “Liquorice,” simply for the happy summertime vibes emitted by the beat. She almost reminds me of Missy Elliot during certain times in this track. This project definitely was well named, as you’d be hard pressed to find another artist who sounds anything like this today. Azealia might not have speak on the most diverse array of topics, but then again it is only four tracks. 1991 serves as a fresh, sexually charged, colorful soundtrack for the summertime to come. The artist successfully manages to make a fun, easy-listening project that displays her tongue-twisting lyrical talent. I would have liked for her to display more of her singing talent as well, but we can hope for that with future releases.