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Azealia Banks
Writer(s) Azealia Banks
Kevin Hussein
M.J. Cole
Harvey Mason Jr.
Producer(s) M.J. Cole
Released November 7, 2014
Recorded 2011-2014
Length 03:57
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Single(s) "Yung Rapunxel"
"Heavy Metal and Reflective"
"Chasing Time"
"Ice Princess"
Promotional single(s) "BBD"
Broke With Expensive Taste track listing
"Gimme a Chance" "JFK"

Desperado (formally known as "Lux N' Plus") is a song performed by Azealia Banks. It serves as the third track on Azealia's debut album Broke With Expensive Taste.

Background[]

The beat and hook are from UK garage producer MJ Cole's "Bandelero Desperado", taken from his album Sincere (2000).[1][2]

Lyrics[]

[Intro: Peter Rosenberg]
Yeah, you know what it is, it's Hot 97
My name is Peter Rosenberg, and, uh
We're gonna get to some new music right now
This is a record called "Desperado"
Okay, by my girl, Azealia Banks
Man, I've been waiting for Azealia Banks
Waiting for Azealia Banks
Waiting for Azealia Banks

[Verse 1]
(Desperado)
Up's and ups, seductive pup
Flux - did a dip, pack up then strut
Up’s n*gga, w-what’s up n*gga?
With that buck, can i get that rrr-rompin’ uh?!
Mutts in tux, deluxe and such
I be in the mirror lookin' Luxe N Plush
Looks and such, seductive strut
I be Aquafizzy or that Passion Punch
Or the Fashions Munch, but the fabric’s lush
You don't get the access; none
Spun him on my axis - Sun
Hit him with the hazard, hun
Denim and a satin rump
Blend it with the carrot blush
Plus I got the cash and the bass have you spazzin' some
Come get your limps in bum
Dinner with the princess one
Printed in expensive funds

[Hook 1: MJ Cole]
Hey, yo!
That's how I do my thing!
Desperado!
Hey, yo!
That's how I do my thing!
Desperado!

[Verse 2]
I be pretty, prissy, plenty plush and stuff
You be piggy-pissy, penny-crushed and crunched
Crust and dust, slumped and jumped
Queen scissor-cut suit, other's not trump
Giddy up, this buck - titty tuck, no such
I be freaky frizzy in the front and up
You be very sleazy lady-lump hip-strut
Betty-bump this bun, parrrump-pun-dun

[Hook 2: MJ Cole]
Hey, yo!
That's how I do my thing!
Desperado!
Hey, yo!
That's how I do my thing!
Desperado!
Hey, yo!
That's how I do my thing!
Desperado!
Hey, yo!
That's how I do my thing!
Desperado!
Hey, yo!
Desperado!
Hey, yo!
Desperado!

[Bridge]
We're sorry, your call cannot be completed as dialed
Please, check the number, and dial again
And dial again
And dial again
And dial again

[Hook 3: MJ Cole]
Desperado!
Desperado!
Hey, yo!
That's how I do my thing!
Desperado!
Hey, yo!
That's how I do my thing!
Desperado!
Hey, yo!

[Verse 3]
Hit 'em with that acid tongue
Venom in that Python Pump
Bet he hunt this hun
Here the huntress come
Get amongst this one
If the freaky function fun
I could be the perfect one
Splurgin' on the purchase, yum
Mergin' on the purpose, won
When the verse is spun, I'ma Hertz this
Can't-can't rehearse this, none

[Outro]
This is 147th street
Next is 157th
Desperado!

Critical reception[]

Pretty Much Amazing opined: "Rather than adopt either identity, Banks presents a multi-dimensional persona who “moves sexy in Dior” on “JFK” but threatens to rip challengers’ heads off and “send [them] to Jehovah” on “Yung Rapunxel.” “I be in the mirror looking luxe and plush” from “Desperado” presents the stark antithesis to the way she looks “heavy metal and reflective” on the aggressive track named as such."[3]

NOW Magazine opined: "...and Desperado throws some jazz-fuelled New York City boom bap in the mix. She even channels Grease and the Beach Boys on the clever Nude Beach A-Go-Go (produced by Ariel Pink, natch)."[4]

Videos[]

Credits[]

Personnel
  • Mixing — Rob Kinelski
  • Mastered by — Dave Kutch
  • Executive Produced By — Azealia Banks & The Underdogs (Producers)

References[]

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