07 March 2013

Angel Haze, The Good Bad Girl

With the wrap of Angel Haze's UK tour last weekend, it seemed like a good time to promote her free releases. What we didn't know was what a splash our girl made across the ocean.

The BBC named NYC rapper Angel Haze in their top 3 of the Sound of 2013. MTV UK viewer-led search for the very best in new music in 2013 has placed Angel Haze at number 9 among the winners of MTV Brand New for 2013. Way to represent, Angel Haze!

Angel was born Raykeea "Raeen" Wilson in Detroit. She was a shy, poetry writing girl who grew up in a repressive religious home (not unlike recently featured Meg Myers). At 16, she was finally allowed to listen to secular music and began rapping her poems. A wild-child alter ego was born, and now straight-talking rapper Angel Haze is rising to stardom.

Angel Haze - King (2011)
Summer 2011, sincere with some soft edges; 15-track release
"Angel Haze drops 15 tracks of madness as a birthday gift to her fans. In preparation for her debut album... she delivers us 'KING'"

Angel Haze - Reservation
Summer 2012, harder edges, depth; 14-track release ... DJ Booth | DatPiff
"Trendsetting female emcee Angel Haze looks to broaden her ever-growing bandwagon of fans with the release of her new album, Reservation, featuring singles 'New York' and 'Werkin' Girls.' Guest features on Reservation, which is co-executive produced by Haze and Le'roy Benros, are limited to Nicole Wray and Kool A.D., keeping the focus on the bright future of the Native American artist."

Angel Haze - Voice
Spring 2012, includes some rhythm-and-blues selections, 13-track release

Angel Haze - Classick
Winter 2012, highly-polished, Electric Lady Land, 6-track release ... DJ Booth | DatPiff
"Recent Universal Republic signee Angel Haze has just unleashed her latest free street release, an EP-length collection of covers and freestyles, upon the listening public. In addition to the emcee's previously-featured, DJBooth-acclaimed reimagining of Eminem's 'Cleanin' Out My Closet,' the set includes the NYC-by-way-of Michigan rhymesayer's take on notable records by Erykah Badu & Common, Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill and Lupe Fiasco. Industry instrumentals come courtesy of The Audibles, Eminem & Jeff Bass, Just Blaze, Lauryn Hill, Raphael Saadiq and Timbaland & Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott."