Hear Azealia Banks sample Aaliyah on new track ‘NEEDSUMLUV’ – listen

The NME Cool List winner plays the NME Awards Tour next month

Azealia Banks has debuted a new track ‘NEEDSUMLUV’ online. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen to the track.

The rapper, who was named Number One in NME‘s Cool List last year, has taken a sample from Aaliyah‘s 1996 single ‘One In A Million’ on the track, which has been produced by Machinedrum.

Azealia Banks will play a headline show at London’s Heaven venue on February 27. You can watch the video for her single ‘212’ by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.


Before her London show, Azealia Banks will appear as the opening act on the 2012 NME Awards Tour. Two Door Cinema Club will headline the tour, with Metronomy and Tribes also on the bill.

The tour kicks off in Glasgow at the O2 Academy on February 8 – it then takes in dates in Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Norwich, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol and Bournemouth, before finishing up at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 25.

The NME Awards Tour 2012 will visit:

O2 Academy Glasgow (February 8)
O2 Academy Newcastle (9)
Manchester Academy (10, 11)
Nottingham Rock City (14)
O2 Academy Leeds (15)
Norwich UEA (17)
O2 Academy Birmingham (18)
Cardiff University (19)
O2 Academy Bristol (20)
O2 Academy Bournemouth (22)
Brighton Dome (23)
O2 Academy Brixton London (25)

To check the availability of NME Awards Tour tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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NEEDSUMLUV (SXLND) by Azealia Banks