Breaking Down the Angel Haze vs. Azealia Banks Feud

Angel Haze and Azealia Banks are both hot, buzzy new lady rappers from NYC, but the two have found themselves feuding (via Twitter and now diss tracks) over who's more New York. Yes, it's all sort of silly, but because they're both so talented (and let's face it, they're both pretty hawt), the whole thing has sort of been blown out of proportion. Here's a quick breakdown.

1. Angel Haze claims to "run New York" on the track "New York," which was the lead track on her New York EP, released in early December.

2. Thursday Morning: Azealia Banks, being born and raised in New York, tweets, "Seriously, if you were not born and raised in NY.... DON'T CLAIM NY. YOU ARE NOT A NEW YORKER." Angel Haze, originally from Detroit, decided it was directed at her.

3. Thursday Afternoon: Angel Haze posts "On the Edge" on Soundcloud, and claims she spent all of "20 minutes in the studio" working on the diss track. She invites Azealia Banks to reply "in a song" in a couple of vulgar tweets.

4. Thursday Night: Azealia Banks claims Angel Haze didn't cut her diss track that same day. Then she posts her own diss track, "No Problems." Also, while this is all happening, Angel and Azealia are being VERY NASTY to each other on Twitter.

So is this whole thing juvenile? Yes. Are we happy to have new tracks from these two? Also, yes. Listen to them below and decide if you want to take a side.

Angel Haze: "On the Edge"

Azealia Banks: "No Problems"
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