Video: Azealia Banks - "Liquorice"

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Last time we saw an Azealia Banks video, it was the immediately viral, starmaking clip for “212,” so she had a lot to live up to with the Rankin-directed, Nicola Formichetti-styled visuals for “Liquorice.” Good thing they made one of the best videos we’ve seen in a long time, starring a lone Azealia as a bat-wielding, horseback-riding, shootout-hosting cowgirl. The best thing is how she turns everything on its head – the rap video, the female pop star video, even the Western film genre itself. Of course, it helps that “Liquorice,” with its rave-y beat and relentless rhymes, is one of our favorite songs of the year.