Angel vs. Azealia, Round 3: “Shut the Fuck Up”

January 4, 2013 | Andy Cush

This is what rap beef looks like in the social media age: formerly friendly-seeming MCs exchange not-so-friendly words on Twitter, a track is dropped, another track is dropped, and another track is dropped, all in the scope of about 24 hours. “Shut the Fuck Up” is the latest from Angel Haze, and the hasty construction shows–it sounds like it was recorded straight into a MacBook mic.

Angel starts the track in typically fierce fashion, hits the greatest line of the beef so far– “How much Twitter beef does it take to make you wanna get/Into the studio and come up with a different flow/Not try to recreate “212,” the only shit you know” –slips into some lazy, uncool gay- and slut-shaming about two-thirds of the way through, then finishes with a bang. At this point, It’d be easy to dismiss this all as a publicity stunt if Angel’s tracks weren’t quite so biting and personal.

At this rate, we should have a full album of diss tracks from each of these artists by midday Monday.

(Azealia Banks Image: NoahRazzi/Flickr)