Who releases a brand new video on Sunday of Labor Day long weekend? Azealia Banks, that’s who. That’s one of the many reasons I love this woman. She plays by her own set of rules. FIERCE. The 21-year-old rapper dropped the visual for the title track off her EP, 1991, which was directed by Justin Mitchell. Once again, Banks looks stunning, especially in the close-up scenes.
It’s only fitting, given the song title, that the clip is a sort of homage to early 90s dance videos. Didn’t it seem like most of them during that era featured fashion photography and minimalistic backdrops? If there was one artist who served the most inspiration for her “1991” clip, I would have to pick Madonna’s “Vogue” video. From the suit, to the glamor shots, to the nods to vogue dance moves, the music video definitely evokes the Material Girl. In fact, I also see a bit of “Express Yourself“, “Lucky Star” and “Rain” in there as well. Watch the clip below and see if you notice all the Madonna references.
Apparently, this is the last music video from her 1991 EP. The next new clip will most likely be a track from her forthcoming debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, tentatively scheduled to hit stores in February 2013. Are you looking forward to new material from the Harlem-born musician? Sound off below.