Angel Haze Shows Label Who The Boss Really Is


I’ve learned a few lessons in life and one of them is don’t stand in the way of a bad ass woman on a mission – something that apparently the brass and brain trusts at Island Records apparently don’t have enough experience with (or maybe they’d just never actually met Angel Haze?).  After being informed her album would not be released until March 2014, the label broke their word, the budding MC went Death Grips on Island, ultimately leaking the record after an explosive twitter rant.  Her punishment?  The label pushed up the release of Dirty Gold, her debut album, to December 30th – permitting Angel to deliver on her promise to fans that she would put the album out in 2013.

Her twitter explosion included the following:

“It’s so annoying that my label could tell me that if I f*cking finished my album before the summer it would be out this year. I have gone to bat for this music. I have gone to bat for myself. I have literally sat f*cking sleepless and starved crying over this sh*t. I turned down so much sh*t to be sure that I could finish this album because actually wanting something to me means doing all you can to be. Sure that it’s attainable. I stopped arguing my point. Stopped giving a f*ck about everything. Let these other ditsy b*tches disrespect me. I turned my f*cking cheek because MUSIC IS ALL I F*CKING HAVE…and I know that’s the same for some of you. I did everything I could for you. I did not promise an album and not deliver, unlike every f*cking one else. I sat my a** down and came up with this music WHEN I HAD NOTHING.”

In a major jab to her releasing label prior to the leak Angel said ”I don’t care what happens after this.  [The fans] will get the music they were promised.  And you guys [the label] just may learn to keep your fucking word.”

Doesn’t Island know they can’t hold Angel down?   You can get Dirty Gold legally on December 30th and it features production from emerging Team Supremer TK Kayembe as well as Markus Dravs (Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Bjork), Mele (Frank Ocean), Mike Dean and more.

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