Find out who else made the Top 10 in our annual rundown
The rapper, who is also set to appear as part of the 2012 NME Awards Tour, came out on top of our annual rundown of the 50 coolest people in music.
Lana Del Rey is Number Six, with The Horrors‘ bass player Rhys Webb at Number Seven. Hurts‘ singer Theo Hutchcraft is at Number Eight, while Arctic Monkeys sticksman Matt Helders is Number Nine and Wu Lyf frontman Ellery Roberts rounds off the Top 10 at Number 10.
Scroll down to watch a video which features the likes of Florence And The Machine‘s Florence Welch, Bombay Bicycle Club, Best Coast, Miles Kane and Coldplay naming who they believe should top the list. You can also watch the video for Azealia Banks’ track ‘212’ at the top of the page.
The 2011 NME Cool List Top 10 is as follows:
1. Azealia Banks
2. Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)
3. Honor Titus (Cerebral Ballzy)
4.+5. Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian)
6. Lana Del Rey
7. Rhys Webb (The Horrors)
8. Theo Hutchcraft (Hurts)
9. Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys)
10. Ellery Roberts (WU LYF)