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Azealia Banks Signs with Lady Gaga's Manager

Rapper set to release debut in September

April 18, 2012 8:45 AM ET
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Azealia Banks performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
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Up-and-coming rapper Azealia Banks will now be represented by Lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter, the Hollywood Reporter reports. This is good news for the 20-year-old rapper, who recently signed a deal with Universal Music in January after departing from the large indie label XL Recordings.

Banks' first full-length album, Broke with Expensive Taste, is expected to hit stores in September. The rapper shot to stardom late in 2011 with her self-released single "212," and she recently played a very well-received set at the Coachella festival.

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