Azealia Banks was ranked on Billboard’s Top 10 Best Coachella 2012 Performances list, amongst the likes of Radiohead, Swedish House Mafia, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.
With nearly 150 bands playing at Coachella this year, this is indeed a huge accomplishment for any rising music artist.
Here’s what Billboard had to say:
What — you expected Azealia Banks to perform for the whole 45 minutes allotted to her set? No dice, buddy. Instead, Banks’ audience got 20 minutes of raw, hypnotic hip-hop, with back-up dancers, covers (Prodigy’s “Firestarter,” anyone?) and of course, “212,” one of the most deliriously exciting songs performed all weekend. Fans wanted more, understandably, but we’ll be hearing a lot from Ms. Banks over the next few years.