The Tryout: Angel Haze
I have to admit that I slept on Angel Haze a little bit. I listen to a few of her songs a while back and while I thought they were good, nothing jumped out at me. Now that I've heard more of her new mixtape "Revelations", I have to give her a spot in The Tryout. A great mix of braggadocio and personal confessions, she could be the next great MC. I was about to type "female MC" but, honestly, I'm not a fan of much of the new hip hop out there and this is the first artist that's reminded me of the good ol' days. (Also, I'm always a sucker for acoustic guitar and hip hop like in this first track, "Sufferings First".)
Her new video for "New York" is something else. I won't be surprised if there is some controversy around this one.
"Werkin' Girls" might be my favorite track. Simple beat. Quick and sporadic flow. Great wordplay. Catchy enough chorus.