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Azealia Banks
Writer(s) Azealia Banks
Kevin Hussein
Machinedrum
Producer(s) Machinedrum
Released May 28, 2012
Recorded 2011
Length 03:31
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Single(s) "212"
"Liquorice"
1991 track listing
N/A "Van Vogue"

"1991" is a song performed by Azealia Banks. It serves as the first track on Azealia's debut EP, 1991.

Background[]

Sampled the song Award Tour by A Tribe Called Quest feat. Trugoy the Dove

Music and composition[]

Critical reception[]

Pitchfor opined:

"From its opening "excuse-moi"s and "ooh-la-las," 1991's vibe is an almost comically caricatured version of extravagance and luxury. The title track's beat is runway-ready and Banks, reclined but in control, unfurls her lines like somebody chiseled is feeding her grapes. Like "212", it's an introductory statement, but this time Banks is in no hurry; a few minutes roll by before she gets to the breathy but bombastic hook, "NY rose me, most high chose me/ Let me know what I can-can-can-can do for you"."[1]

Consequence Of Sound opined:

"The title track balances Banks’ unabashed narcissism (“Elite rap bitch, I gotta send that beat back quick/Tip-tippin on these n*ggas, suck a T.I. dick/Cause you gonna be a bitch n*gga/I’ma be that bitch”) with an aura of innocence that lingers on her tongue as she sings through the track’s final clicks."[2]

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Excusez-moi, est-ce que vous savez où est un bon restaurant par ici?

[Verse 1]
Oh, là là là
Flirting with a cool French dude named Antoine
Wanna taste the pastry chocolate croissant
Ce soir with the bitch, Café au Lait
Voulez-vous n*gga mad Francois
Who are you n*gga, hahaha
Miss one, miss young, miss cutie pie
Young Nubi, young coochy tight
Young juicy, young Uzi-might
Rata-tat-tat-tat
Nick-nack pitty-pat-pat-pat
Silly cat, you don't have that scratch?
How you do that, do that, do that that that
1-9-9-1 my time has come
Oh nah nah Ma
Your time is done
Pre-Madonna Mama, like a virgin
Private jets, my flights, don't fly Virgin
I sell, you buy, that’s my version
Mommy tie these rhymes it’s my verses
Oh me, oh my
Illumina princess
Pyramid, one eye, on my assets
Here it is, multi, peep my progress
Peep my progress, here it is multi, peep my progress
Peep my progress, here it is multi
He took her to the Louvre in Paris
He want a chance with a youngin
Wanna ruin her weave
He wanna... wanna Juniper Breeze
I get the grands and the hundreds
And the shoe with the bleed
I fit the grands and the hundreds
In the Lou to the V
High class, no school, the tuition is free
Lil Bam(bi) no fool
Intuition is G
Gimme the gem or the jewels
I'll commission a fee
I make hits motherfucker
Never do it for free, ha
Young tender from the NYC
No contender none in my league
Young kill-em-in-the-denims
Young venom on the M-I-C
Young villain been developing the heat that stick
Elite rap bitch
I cut and send that beat back quick
Tip-tip and all these n*ggas, suck a d-i-dick
Cause you gonna be a bitch n*gga
I'mma be that bitch, what
Best believe that shit
You gonna be a bitch n*gga
I'mma be that bitch
Believe that shit
Believe that shit
N*gga I'mma be that bitch

[Verse 2]
Come around, come around
Let the little Bambi run it down, run it down
Went from sippin' Bailey's
Sipping champys on the isles
Nineteen number naughty baby
Press it on your dial
Sex kitten honeys
No cougars in the house
I'mma hush the rumors and the doubt
Came in the game with a beat and a bounce
Never for the fame, my feet on the ground
Cloud number nine, headed to the stars
Maybe I ride with my mic in my bra
Maybe I recite in the raw the appetite for life and the hunger for the more
The island of Manhattan
I was Born in New York, city never slumbers
I would always dream but never sleep to the hundreds
Cocoa want the cream in abundance
Million dollar baby you can get it if you want it, what

[Refrain]
NY rose me, most high chose me
Let me know what I can can can can do for you
If you don’t speak, boy you know you won't see none
Let me know what a man man man man man you are
NY rose me, most high chose me
Let me know what I can can can can do for you
If you don’t speak, boy you know you won't see none
Let me know what a man man man man man you are

Music video[]

The music video for the song premiered on Azealia's YouTube channel on September 2, 2012.[3]

Music video Information
1991_-_Azealia_Banks Released September 2, 2012
Length 03:30
Director Justin Mitchell
Producer Dilated Pixels
Filmed September, 2012
Location
Vevo views +16,903,913

Charts[]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart) 79[4]

References[]

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"1991"
"Van Vogue"

212"
"Liquorice"

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