Angel Haze Is The Newest Best Thing For Hip Hop

RACHEL’S TEAM PICK:

I first heard about Angel Haze through my current music obsession, Das Racist, because of the amazing remix she did of their track “Jungle Fever.” But then once I looked into her – um, whoa? This girl is amazing? She’s queer, Native American, a “self-described villain,” only 19 years old, and says she has crushes on both Tupac and Andrea Gibson. That would be way cool all on its own, but then she has to go and be an incredibly talented hip-hop artist. Want to see for yourself? Well you can! Because her free mixtape KING is available to download right now! While you’re looking into that, why not listen to her badass sample of Lil Wayne’s 6’7? You’re welcome.

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Rachel

Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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25 Comments

  1. listening to the mixtape right now. i think i like her version of roman’s revenge more than nicki’s

  2. I also have a crush on Andrea Gibson. This is the only relevant thing I can add to the conversation.

    • Thanks! You’re right, her Facebook page says July 1991, though maybe she is 20 now(for all I know).

  3. Hoooo lyyyyy shit. totally incredible. i will shut up and let her talk at me whenever she wants.

  4. i can’t help but think that a girl who can rap that fast must be able to do some other pretty amazing things with her mouth…just sayin…

  5. i’m confused. why does she keep identifying as native american but not make any tribal affiliation? typically, one does not continually describe themselves as “native american” without making a specific tribe reference, especially when it’s the singular race indicator. i’m not saying she doesn’t have the right to identify herself that way, but it’s something that gets appropriated a lot (i.e. i am 1/24 cherokee so i will tell everyone i am native american, i have a cherokee great great great grandmother indian princess, thus i am of native american heritage) and it’s also a way of describing a life experience, so the native community is always a little suspect of those who slap it on as a label. can anyone find online where she says what tribe she’s from? i’d love to know just to invite her to a pow wow :)

    anyway, she is still really great. i am not usually into rap, but this is awesome!

  6. She’s apparently exactly part Tsalagi Native American, and speaks the language. I think that’s really cool! Native American hip hop artists. She’s hot too!

  7. Um. Damn she’s good.
    My queer music library is growing bigger and bigger by the day.

  8. I’ve been a fan for a couple months now, her remix to Drake’s Fall For Your Type is intense. Was just telling my friend to check her out when I stumbled on this article. :)

  9. Dat gal man she’s talented n HER LYRICS SHIT YA’LL! DIS CHICK IS INDEED DA NEXT BIIIIIIG THANG! All dis rappers bettr pave da way n move aside man! now sumbody pleeeeeaz tell ALL these UK artists who call themselves rappers 2 listen 2 dis chick ‘a real rapper’ n quit pleaz coz it seems da only UK artist who actually CAAAAN rap is:|…well nobody yet at dis point:x

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