Azealia Amanda Banks (born May 31, 1991) is an American rapper, singer and lyricist from Harlem, New York, formerly known under the pseudonym Miss Bank$. Banks rose in notability in 2011 when she topped NME's "Cool List" for the year. On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that Banks had been nominated for the Sound of 2012, where she ultimately finished third. Her debut single, 212 (feat. Lazy Jay), was released the next day.Read more about Azealia Banks on Last.fm.