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There’s always beef, but beef doesn’t always result in songs. That’s a shame! Who among us wouldn’t want to hear a Kanye diss track directed at Blur guitarist Graham Coxon? Huh? None of us? OK, bad example. But this week was defined by one beef, and that beef has already delivered three songs (so far). More »

Bobby Shmurda is a pioneer several times over. The Brooklyn rapper’s breakout hit “Hot Nigga” — or “Hot Boy,” as it’s known to the radio programmers who’ve roundly embraced it — reached a new peak this week, climbing to #6 on Billboard’s definitive singles chart, the Hot 100. It’s the kind of mixtape track Lil… More »

Calvin Harris is the biggest DJ in the world. This is true in terms of dollars (he’s Earth’s highest-paid party-rocker, by an even larger margin than last year) and human bodies (he appeared to draw the most massive crowd at Coachella this year). “Summer,” a song he sung himself, hit the US top 10 and… More »

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Angel Haze – “Babe Ruthless”

If Angel Haze’s most recent track “Impossible,” was a call-to-arms, then “Babe Ruthless” is the follow-through. “Babe Ruthless is my Machiavelli,” Haze explained to The
James Rettig | August 11, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Angel Haze – “Impossible”

Earlier this year Angel Haze released a pair of devastating, emotional tracks: the gorgeous, white-hot romance of "Candlxs" and its fiery breakup companion "Gxmes." Haze…
Caitlin White | July 28, 2015 - 3:43 pm

Watch Angel Haze Co-Host MTV’s Catfish And New Show Truce

The rapper Angel Haze has been dealing with intense experiences of abuse and family rejection in her music ever since we first met her. And…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2015 - 9:58 am
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Angel Haze – “Gxmes”

It was all good just a week ago, when a lovey-dovey Angel Haze dropped "Candlxs," a sticky-sweet ode to her long-term girlfriend Ireland Baldwin. Just…
Caitlin White | February 12, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Angel Haze – “Candlxs”

Is it safe to say this is the first rap song about a loving lesbian relationship? Maybe it's not, but it's probably the best so…
Caitlin White | February 2, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Angel Haze – “22 Jump Street” (Feat. Ludacris)

22 Jump Street, the inevitable sequel to the shockingly entertaining Channing Tatum/Jonah Hill 21 Jump Street movie, comes to theaters later this year, and the…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2014 - 5:05 pm
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Angel Haze – “Battle Cry” (Feat. Sia) Video

Remember when Angel Haze made her name through the acerbic rap of "New York"? Two years is a long time, and with her major-label debut,…
James Rettig | February 14, 2014 - 3:26 pm
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Ellie Goulding – “Life Round Here” (Feat. Angel Haze) (James Blake Cover)

Last week, in her big return to New Zealand, Lorde covered James Blake's "Overgrown." And if "pop stars covering James Blake" is going to be…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 8:49 am

Watch Angel Haze Cover Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love”

Fresh off the rushed release of her debut album, Angel Haze stopped by BBC Radio 1 for a live rendition of Beyonce's "Drunk In Love."…
James Rettig | January 27, 2014 - 4:35 pm
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Stream Angel Haze Dirty Gold

Unlike her #1 rival Azealia Banks, firebrand rapper/singer Angel Haze's worst behavior resulted in her album getting pushed up with urgency, not pushed back indefinitely.
Chris DeVille | December 30, 2013 - 2:02 pm
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The 10 Dumbest Azealia Banks Beefs Of 2013

There's no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It's been over two years since "212" dropped and we're still not sure when (or…
James Rettig | December 20, 2013 - 3:57 pm
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Stream Angel Haze’s Dirty Gold Album Sampler

Two days ago, in a big fuck-you move to her label, the young rapper Angel Haze posted her debut album Dirty Gold on Soundcloud. That…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2013 - 10:01 am

Angel Haze Leaks Dirty Gold In ‘Fuck You’ To Her Label

Here's the fuck-the-man version of pulling a BEYONCÉ: The promising young rapper Angel Haze posted her own surprise album this morning, except she didn't do…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2013 - 11:34 am
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Angel Haze – “A Tribe Called Red”

It's the morning of the Angels here at Stereogum. First, we heard "Stars," a new one from Angel Olsen. And now the spitfire rapper Angel…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 9:14 am

Angel Haze – “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus Cover)

After setting forth "Black Skinhead" and "Worst Behavior" freestyles, today's release from Angel Haze's 30 Gold series is an acoustic cover of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 24, 2013 - 4:14 pm
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Angel Haze – “Worst Behavior” Freestyle

Motherfuckers, as I understand it, never loved Angel Haze. Earlier this week, the rapper kicked off her 30 Gold freestyle series -- 30 verses over…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2013 - 10:30 am

Angel Haze – “Black Skinhead” Freestyle

Angel Haze has already rapped over Kanye West's "New Slaves," and now we get to hear her ripping apart another Kanye track, "Black Skinhead." Haze'…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2013 - 10:22 am
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