By Carter Maness
Oh, Internet! Sometimes your favorite artists come with such great treats that you are hard to resist. Today’s is a remix of the ubiquitous “Blue Jeans” by ’gangster Nancy Sinatra’ Lana Del Rey done by Foster The People members Mark Foster and Isom Innis under their new DJ guise Smims&Belle and featuring a verse from rookie hip-hop artist Azealia Banks.
The electro-heavy, club-oriented remix, which features Banks rapping over huge bass and laser sounds, was posted on a new SoundCloud account started by Smims&Belle.
Del Rey, meanwhile, is no stranger to the hip-hop world. The rap-teasing singer recently collaborated with buzzed Harlem MC A$AP Rocky on a Kickdrums-produced track called “Ridin.” Rocky is holding the track for his debut album.
Del Rey is also gunning for a collaboration with another Internet-famous rapper/producer: Tyler, The Creator. “Recently found out Lana Del Rey Wanted To Work With Me. Had No Idea. If Your Reading This Im Down. I Have Pretty Instrumentals,” the caps-lock loving Odd Future leader recently tweeted.
Azealia Banks, for her part, has kept busy recently with Coachella performances and some vicious words towards Iggy Azalea and her new boss T.I. Floored that Azalea had used the phrase “runaway slavemaster” in her lyrics, Banks started dissing her via Twitter, eventually drawing the ire of Tip, who began exchanging words with the Harlem upstart.
“That’s a bitch sh—,” he said on an interview on Chicago’s “Tony Sculfield and the Morning Riot” radio show on April 23. “You ain’t got no business addressing me. Get your man to address me, if you got a man, get him to address me and he and I can speak on it.”
Not one to conform to T.I.’s gender roles, Banks snapped back. “Funny how you have plenty of time to address me but have nothing to say to the dudes who been calling u at as a snitch forever,” she tweeted at T.I. “It’s dead… The streets already know what kind of due you are. Stop making yourself look softer by dragging this out.”