BET Awards Special: “He Has Already Received Comparisons To Hip-Hop Greats Like Nas & Jay-Z”
[With the annual BET Awards just days away, SOHH's highlighting everyone's favorite categories and giving you an official rundown on what each nominee brings to the table. Today, we're running down the "Best New Artist" selection.]
1. Azealia Banks
It’s been an exciting year for Azealia Banks to say the least. She might not have received as much high-profile attention as Nicki Minaj but in terms of being a new, dope female artist, she’s achieved some looks. It’s a dirty game and so a few disses helped boast her profile, a few Twitter rants added to those retweets and her sassy attitude only helped kill any stereotypes or comparisons to other female performers. Azealia was money in the bank in 2013 all without even putting out an official debut album.