The question on everybody’s mind watching the underground hip-hop scene is: how Angel Haze is still unsigned? She has gone for two years without a ‘discovery’ by a label, but wasted no time. She has rallied thousands of fans to her banner, had over 1,000,000 views on YouTube, and worked with artists like Das Racist. In her words, “Music is my life. I’m going to do whatever it takes to be heard, nothing less.”
Angel Haze grew up in Detroit, but is now based in L.A. She is a mix of many things, a “smoothie” as she describes herself: of Native American descent, an open bisexual, and a sponge for anything and everything she hears. She started writing poetry at the age of 11 to ‘release’ her inner demons and channel her emotions. However, a couple years ago, a friend pointed out to her the potential of using her poetry as lyrics and pushed her towards rap.
She manages to match the lyrical content and melody of Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, or ‘Lil Wayne, with a production style that points a finger to Drake. But through all this, Haze retains a degree of authenticity that few in the industry have. She is transparent, provocative, and a find for those of us that covet credibility and sincerity in hip-hop.
Angel Haze’s first full-length cut is the Reservations LP, out this year. From “Supreme” to “Drop It” she raps with energy and emotion, conveying ideas that we can all relate to. Stay tuned to this artist. And in the words of Angel Haze, “stay humble, stay fierce, stay true to who you are.”
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