Published Aug 14, 2012High-concept Harlem hip-hop phenom Azealia Banks recently dropped her Fantasea mixtape, but just before that, she delivered her long-awaited 1991 EP. The mini-effort seems to be getting a bigger push, and the next track to get the video treatment is the clicky, '90s dance-mix-style "Van Vogue."
The clip was helmed by "Liquorice" director Rankin, and feels just as fashion-focused as that last video. While "Liquorice" had a Wild West vibe, "Van Vogue" is much more minimalist, and mostly composed of shots of Banks spitting in front of a black wall.
When not puddle-splashing while dressed in a pastel power suit pinched from the Dick Tracy movie set, she takes a dip in a makeshift pool or sips from a garden hose. It seems a bit removed from those lyrics dissing phony NYU students, but Yung Rapunzel has enough on-camera charisma to confirm she's still "got the good-good, yum-yum, wow."
Check it out below.