Yung Rapunxel
Yung Rapunxel
Song by Azealia Banks
from the album Broke with Expensive Taste
Released April 15, 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip-hop
Length 4:00
Label Prospect Park
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.


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]

Cover artworkEdit

On March 8, 2013, Banks revealed the cover artwork for the single. The Harlem rapper puts her mouth where her eyes are on the black-and-white artwork.[3]


"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 videoEdit

The music video for the song was shot on February 22, 2013.[4] It is directed by Jam Sutton.[5][6] It premiered on April 16, 2013.


References Edit

  1. || Azealia Banks Unleashes ‘Yung Rapunxel’ on First Single
  2. YUNG RAPUNXEL PROD. BY LIL INTERNET by Azealia Banks on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds
  3. || Single Cover: Azealia Banks – ‘Yung Rapunxel’ 
  4. Twitter / AZEALIABANKS: Struggling to wake-up :( ..... ...
  5. Twitter / JAMsutton: Shooting #YUNGRAPUNXEL video ... 
  6. Twitter / JAMsutton: Shooting #YUNGRAPUNXEL video ...