From Nancy B:
MP3: Angel Haze f/ Das Racist - "Jungle Fever (Remix)"
When Le'Roy, the talent booker at SOBs, first emailed me about Angel Haze he said, "I think Angel is the type of artist that rolls around about once every five or ten years", and....well.....I've heard that before, so I sat on the email for a couple weeks, busy with client stuff. Then I listened to the attached song. It's a collab she did with Das Racist "Jungle Fever (remix)" and I was like, "WOW! This chick can really spit", and promptly dived into the rest of the emails Le'Roy had sent me to see if there was consistence. Long story short, the reading of a few Fader write-ups and a visit to her YouTube channel later, I was hooked. This chick can REALLY spit. It's actually so much more than that but I will leave you to define that for yourself.
Tomorrow Angel Haze drops a mixtape, "King." Like many mixtapes, she is rhyming over borrowed beats but unlike many mixtapes, I got the impression when I listened that she does so for sport rather than because she has no access to production. Often, she completely bodies the original, giving each song a completely fresh take. And she does in fact have access to tracks because she plans to drop her debut album, "Men, Women & Clocks" later this summer. The album is executive produced by Le'Roy Benros, who also executive produced Dac Racist's critically acclaimed "Sit Down, Man" project.
Freshly 20, "King" is a sort of birthday thank you to the fans that she is collecting at an ever-increasing pace; Angel is becoming quite the internet phenomenon. Her songs have surpassed 40,000 downloads, her view count is over 100,000 and she has been featured already on UrbanSteez.com/Unsigned Hype, HotNewHipHop.com, Tumblr.com, Pound Magazine, Foam Magazine and a feature for TheFader.com - http://www.thefader.com/2011/05/24/feature-angel-haze-has-got-talent-and-a-whole-lot-of-issues/ .
To keep this short, because it's far more important that you listen to the song, Angel Haze is one of those artists that only comes around every five or ten years. Like me, you may put off checking her out but, like me, once you do, you will be hooked.
Jungle Fever (remix) ft. Das Racist - http://www.zshare.net/audio/92504337dd01d352/ .
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