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Yung Rapunxel
Yung Rapunxel Cover.jpg
Song by Azealia Banks
from the album Broke with Expensive Taste
Released March 23, 2013
Recorded 2012-2013
Length 04:00
Writer Azealia Banks

Nitti Kevin James

Producer LIL INTERNET


Yung Rapunxel is a song by Azealia Banks from her debut studio album Broke with Expensive Taste. The song is the lead single from the album. It was released on April 15, 2013 in the United Kingdom and on April 16 in the United States. The song interpolates vocals from the 2001 hit "No More Drama" by R&B singer Mary J. Blige.

Background[]

On January 28, 2013, Azealia Banks revealed that "Yung Rapunxel" will be the lead single from Broke with Expensive Taste.[1] The song was supposed to be released on February 12, but was pushed for March 26. Later the song got delayed for April 16, 2013. The song was finally released on March 11, 2013 on Azealia's SoundCloud account.[2]

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free

[Verse 1]
Who’s cooler than this, witch
Maneuver then dip, hip like the ruger - this clip
Bitches Zooted and Sipped, I’m Suited and Zipped
Make a move or get skipped, sis ya “who it,” and hit
Like, who is this bitch?
Who was fooding this fish?
Let ya hoof n’ it slip, I’ll swoop in and split
Take two of this tit...D-do-do-dit dit
Keep Grooving this bitch, like ya new with this pip!

Stay true to this shit
Mackin' moves in this bitch, whitey hoot for this sis
If these niggas is rich, if these niggas insist
I’ma dig ‘em and dip - take a whiff of this mist
I’m used to this chip
Spit ya fluidest, - bitch nigga, you could get bent
Remov-ed and Spent...
I’m a shoe in this shit shaker, you was just tricked...
Perusing his dick

Come feud with this Fif, face two of this lit
He’s souping his drip, from the roof of this clit

[Hook]
Brrrrrrrr-brrrrrr-brrrrrr-brrraaaat
Bitch better quit that quit that chit chat
If you strapped nigga! dare you ta, dare you ta

Brrrrrrrrrr-brrrp-brrrp-brrrrp
Just let me pop my shit, let me hit that weed!
And sip that - aye niggas? What?!
What the fuck?
Dare you ta, dare you ta
Brrrrrrrrrr-brrrrp-brrrrp-brrrp
Let a bitch nigga drop, bet the bitch ain't barkin like me
Well niggas? What the fuck
Dare you ta, dare you ta

Brrrrrrrrrr-brrrp-brrrp-brrrrp
Just let me pop my shit, let me hit that weed!
And sip that - aye niggas?, what?!
What the fuck?
Dare you ta, dare you ta
Brrrrrrrrrr-Brrrp-Brrrp-Brrrrp
(STORM)

[Verse 2]
Show me which niggas out, tryna risk they all with the witch AB?
Az’s on the block, straight cheese on the chop-
AZ stay talking that sick, sadistic shit...
These niggas think they grew up too tough
I’ll rip your niggas head off like he who what who pop?
I’ll send him to Jehovah like he flew up who got the...
(I got a situation to handle)

[Hook]

Reception[]

"Yung Rapunxel" has received favourable reviews from critics, with many noting a significant departure from Banks' previous work. Spin Magazine's Marc Hogan wrote that the song "comes across as a reinvention for her, though it doesn't have quite that track's instantly memorable catchphrases... [That] Finally, Banks has left seapunk behind to go where she belonged all along: another galaxy". MTV's Michael Depland believed that on the track, "A bona fide hip-house banger , Azealia rhymes slickly (and NSFW-ly) over a busy witch-hop beat", that Banks is "back spitting fire over a manic '90s HI-NRG-influenced track, which is cut in between muffled hollers".

Music video[]

The music video for the song was shot on February 22, 2013.[3] It is directed by Jam Sutton.[4][5] It premiered on April 16, 2013.

Music video Information
Azealia_Banks_-_Yung_Rapunxel Released April 16, 2013
Length 03:35
Director Jam Sutton
Producer Sarah Parker
Filmed February 12, 2013
Location
Vevo views +3,643,909

Videos[]

Credits[]

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

References[]

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