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ATM Jam
ATM Jam (feat. Pharrell) - Single.jpg
Song by Azealia Banks Ft. Pharrell
Released August 30, 2013
Recorded 2013
Length 03:53
Writer Azealia Banks

Johnny "Ghostwriter" Harris Pharrell

Producer Pharrell



ATM Jam is a song by American rapper Azealia Banks, featuring vocals from the track's producer Pharrell. The track was released in 2013, serving as the second single from Banks' debut studio album, Broke with Expensive Taste (2014). The track debuted on June 29, 2013 as part of the rapper's set at Glastonbury Festival 2013, with New York radio station Hot 97 premiering the clean, shortened version of the studio recording three days later on July 2. On July 11, 2013, the full studio version of "ATM Jam" was officially released for radio airplay on BBC Radio 1, and was released for digital download in the UK on September 29, 2013. On November 9, 2013, Azealia confirmed on Twitter that she would be taking "ATM Jam" off the album.

Background[]

During an interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe—which was broadcast on July 16, 2013—Banks revealed that "ATM Jam" was originally meant for singer Beyoncé Knowles. Explaining how the track then came to be recorded by herself, Banks commented, "She wanted to rap or something and wanted me to write a song, and I could't come up with anything that I thought would be appropriate for her just because I'm so raunchy, but I wrote the song. I wrote like some verses on it and he [Pharrell] was just like 'you should just keep it'".

Critical Reception[]

"ATM Jam" has received generally positive reviews from critics. In a positive review of the single, Josiah Hughes of Exclaim! complimented Banks' collaboration with Pharrell Williams, stating that the two sounded "remarkably good together." Chris Martins of Spin favorably compared Banks' performance to that of fellow rappers Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott, noting her "crisp delivery and occasional foray into the English accent." In addition, Jordan Sargent of the same publication called "ATM Jam" Banks' "best shot at pop relevancy in the States." In a negative review of the single, Fact criticized Pharrell's performance, calling the hook "flaccid" and stating that, "overall, no one sounds that excited to be on the track."

Lyrics[]

[Chorus: Pharrell]
I got racks, racks, racks, 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
I got racks, racks, racks, 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
Said you a bad ass bitch, a bad ass bitch
That thong get lost in a fat ass, bitch
I got racks, racks, racks 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
I got racks, racks, racks, 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
I got racks, racks, racks, 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
Said you a bad ass bitch, a bad ass bitch
That thong get lost in a fat ass, bitch
I got racks, racks, racks 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do

[Verse 1: Azealia Banks]
Thank you, darly
Buy the barry
I can admit I likes to party
I spent a grip, I swipes the cardy
When I heist, I'mma drips my pricey garmy (garment)
I'm the swami
Hyphy hip-cat
I'm "freaky-fit-that"
I could I could rrrrr-ip-pap
Ice on her wrist like high-sophis-chat
When I dyke with a bitch,-that's spicy! Get that!

[Chorus: Pharrell]
I got racks, racks, racks, 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
I got racks, racks, racks, 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
Said you a bad ass bitch, a bad ass bitch
That thong get lost in a fat ass, bitch
I got racks, racks, racks 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
I got racks, racks, racks, 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
I got racks, racks, racks, 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do
Said you a bad ass bitch, a bad ass bitch
That thong get lost in a fat ass, bitch
I got racks, racks, racks 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you wanna do

[Verse 2: Azealia Banks]
Ayo P. Do that freaky jam on the beat
Iz you with that butter shit-that, that *bonne vie?
Did you divvy, did you double dig that?
That song sings- freaky deeky, whistle-wetter, slip that slit (that thong thing)
Hyphy-cheeky-cheddar-checker get her own cheese
That's a chicken w/ her head off
That's that bitch that won't be with her
Official with that with that whole steez
Flighty-fleety-feather-witch that whip that long weave nigga

[Refrain: Pharrell]
They shootin' in the parking lot
Everybody get low
They shootin' in the parking lot
It ain't where you wanna go
Now standby soldier standby soldier
And work it with the motherfuckin' ass like I told ya
Standby soldier standby soldier
And work it with the motherfuckin' ass like I told ya

[Verse 3: Azealia Banks]
Ice the berg, white’s the fur
Im's in the house, like nice suburb
Pipes on her pout, might pipe the purr
Peter pipe been about my pint for sure
Ims a mermaid, rhymes the Nurse
I'm little red ride, ride the verse
My shimmy-shake’s inside the shirt
Should a dyke and a gay guy try to flirt?
(laugh)

[Chorus: Pharrell]
I got racks, racks, racks til the ATM jam
Tell me what you gonna do?
I got racks, racks, racks 'til the ATM jam
Tell me what you gonna do?
You a bad ass bitch, a bad ass bitch
A thong get lost in a fat ass bitch
I got racks, racks, racks 'til the ATM jam

[Refrain: Pharrell]
They shootin' in the parking lot -
Everybody get low
They shootin' in the parking lot
It ain't where you wanna go
Now stand by soldier, stand by soldier
And work it- whip that muthafuckin ass like I told ya!
Standby soldier standby soldier
And work it with the motherfuckin' ass like I told ya
(Birds Chirping)

Official versions[]

  • "ATM Jam" (Kaytranada Remix) – 02:57
  • "ATM Jam" (Music Video I) – 03:14
  • "ATM Jam" (Demo version) – 04:48
  • "ATM Jam" – 03:54

Music video[]

Banks originally announced that the video for "ATM Jam" was shot in New York City on July 29, 2013 with director Clarence Fuller. However, the video with Fuller was later scrapped for unknown reasons and re-shot with director Rony Alwin, premiering on October 21, 2013, after a leak was made public on the internet.

Music video Information
Azealia_Banks_-_ATM_Jam Released
Length 02:57
Director Clarence Fuller
Producer
Filmed July 29, 2013
Location New York, New York
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Music video Information
Azealia_Banks_-_ATM_Jam_ft._Pharrell Released October 21, 2013
Length 02:57
Director Rony Alwin
Producer
Filmed October, 2013
Location
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