Azealia Banks Fires Back at Angel Haze with “No Problems”

January 4, 2013 | Andy Cush

The fastest-escalating rap beef of all time continues today, with the release of Azealia Banks’ “No Problems,” in response to Angel Haze’s “On the Edge.” On first listen, Angel wins handily. Azealia basically dropped a boilerplate Azealia song–all ravey siren synths and stuttering triplet flows–which, removed from the context of this Twitter-fueled feud, probably wouldn’t even read as a diss track. To be fair, Young Rapunxel herself admitted this earlier today, tweeting “Lol I def used that energy to write a fly new jam tho. It’s not even really a diss anymore! Haha !!!”

Either way, this is the best kind of beef–one that inspires fiery creativity and produces hot songs on either side–and has been much more entertaining to watch than Pusha T and Lil Wayne lazily trading barbs earlier this year.

(Azealia Banks Image: NoahRazzi/Flickr)