Will Azealia Banks Survive Until Her Album Finally Gets Released? AKA The Compendium of YUNG RAPUNXEL’s Twitter Beefs


Will Azealia Banks Survive Until Her Album Finally Gets Released?

We can only attempt to visualise what the Azealia Banks/Disclosure collab may have looked like above – but alas, it won’t be a reality (at least not any time soon).

Another day, another Azealia Banks interview furore breaks out throughout social media only to confirm that basically she has shelved another project due to a personal beef/trifle with producers who haven’t done exactly as she wished.
This time it was young production duo Disclosure who were suffered a shelving – I don’t think they’re particularly likely to care considering they have some pretty impressive album sales from their pretty impressive debut and some phenomenal reviews to boot (which you can find right here by the way).

If you cast your memories back a few… weeks? She shunned production by ‘Harlem Shake’ producer Baauer stating that the edit he released didn’t show her flow in the best light… and then there was Iggy Azalea… and Nicki Minaj…. and Perez Hilton…

See below for proof – my point is that even though her ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ debut has been pushed back again and again… will the industry and anyone affiliated with it murder her before it manages to hit the ‘shelves’?


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Or is she just the queen of using negativity to promote herself to her benefit.

We’ll find out soon, I guess.




One of our favourite British exports here at rara – we’ve loved Jarvis since we were nippers watching the Brit Awards 1996 when he showed us his buttocks during Michael Jackson’s rendition of ‘Earth Song’ – a song which at the time remained at the number one spot for about half a year? It seemed to go on forever – but time maybe moves slower when you’re younger?

Who’s to tell.

Anyway here are 5 points of trivia about Jarvis for your perusal:

1) Jarvis founded Arabacus Pulp, but he changed and called the band just Pulp.

2) It took almost 15 years to Pulp really started to make success and being under the public eye. The band was formed in 1978 and in 1994 things started to change to the band.

3) in 1988 Jarvis went to St. Martin’s College where he studied Fine Art and Film, during this time he took a break from Pulp

4) To an extent Pulp’s fame is partially due to The Stone Roses: Pulp only played Glastonbury Festival in June of 1995 because The Stone Roses weren’t able to do the show. They were called in just weeks before the festival. 

5) ‘Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time’ and ‘Baby’s Coming Back To Me’ were released by Nancy Sinatra in her 2004 self-titled album before been release by Jarvis in his first solo album Jarvis in 2007.


Find all of his records including rarities and B-side here.

Should Old Rappers Just Quit?


Looking through the evidence recently you can see a trend emerging: celebrities just simply refuse to disappear.

Even when they’re down and out, the chips are down, their agent doesn’t call, their wife has left, the kids don’t speak to them any more.. they somehow still manage to resuscitate themselves on something whether it be a grill, a reality television show, a name-changing sweet or just a mind-blowing amount of collaborations.

The latest chap to pull this stunt is none other than ‘Ganster’s Paradise’ guy Coolio who has decided to cash in on YouTube’s monetisation programme and his ability in the kitchen as you can see below:

Now – I’m not trying to say that artists shouldn’t be given opportunities to expand their repertoire. I’m almost certain that the majority of the best artists out there didn’t start out as one of the world’s best artists – I would say that most of them only started really delivering their seminal works later in their careers.
Bukowski (I’m aware he’s not a musician) started his life out very poorly indeed, famously starting out as a lecherous, drunken postman before he began committing his words to page. Harrison Ford only became Han Solo after labouring for George Lucas as a carpenter. Maybe Coolio will achieve great things in his recent culinary endeavor.

But in reality this probably isn’t going to happen.

Coolio is aware his musical career peaked a few years back and there’s no way he can turn back time to those halcyon days so he’s taken up whatever has come his way. Now he gets down on screen cooking shrimp – and that’s fine.

No need to get bummed out. Here are a list of rappers who haven’t quit the game and are producing some incredible records in their later years:

Prodigy (of Mobb Deep fame) went in on this record with hip-hop producer deity The Alchemist to produce one of this years hardest hitting rap albums which you can find by clicking here.

Killer Mike has been a pretty consistent voice in the heavy hip-hop zone for a good few years and yet only last year he produced one of the finest albums keeping with his strong tradition of song-writing and upping his game. Find it here to check it out.

And finally here is stomper Atmosphere delivering a huge beat and rhyme to their new track ‘Bob Seger’ which you can check out here.

See – not all doom and gloom.

Has Beyonce Made Her Fans Love Her Too Much?


A series of things have happened to Beyonce on her recent WORLD TOUR which would indicate that she’s perhaps driven her huge army of fans into a frenzy of love and appreciation which goes above and beyond regular fandom.

First of all there was the incident a few months ago where a fan in Copenhagen lost his grip on reality and genuinely believed he was ready for Beyonce’s jelly and (generously) slapped her rump.


Only the other day a man in Sao Paulo a man couldn’t contain his feelings (it’s undetermined what these feelings were) and leaped from the crowd and similarly to a fish who lives amongst the coral – dragged his victim into his lair.

This begs the question: where has the respect gone?

And why – after Beyonce has had a child – are men seeming to think it’s okay to break the fourth wall and try to cop a feel of Queen Bey?

The investigation will continue later in the week