“Got bored,” says Angel Haze on Twitter. So here’s what she did: Flipped Kanye West’s “New Slaves,” one of the year’s best songs, by ripping through the reconstructed beat and using it to call out whatever bullshit she sees. In two minutes and 17 seconds, she touches on the ’80s crack epidemic, her own impossibly fucked-up past, internet addiction, rising tuition costs, police corruption, and a whole lot else. Listen below.
Whooo! Haze’s proper debut album Dirty Gold better be coming out sometime soon. I’m seeing her at Sweden’s Way Out West festival next week, and I can’t wait.