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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 – “Echelon (Jagwar Ma Remix)”

Last month, young rap spitfire Angel Haze released a new single called “Echelon” online, and now the Australian dance-rock band Jagwar Ma have put together a remix that totals nearly seven minutes, slowing Haze’s rat-tat-tat delivery slightly and lacing it with a percolating tribal beat with an awesomely rubbery Factory Records-style bassline. Jagwar Ma have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Angel Haze – “Echelon”

After a couple of mixtapes, the young rap spitfire Angel Haze is hard at work on her debut album Dirty Gold. The album is still in that only-in-rap stage where she’s just throwing singles out into the ether and seeing what sticks, which is why we’ve heard “No Bueno” and “Initiation” but still haven’t see… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer, Beach House, James Blake, Cat Power, Grimes, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rodriguez, Kvelertak, Disclosure, HAIM, Iceage, Phosphorescent, and many more. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Angel Haze – “New Slaves” Freestyle

“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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Angel Haze – “Initiation”

The Ginsu-sharp young rapper Angel Haze has been steadily cranking out music for the past year or so, and she says that she’s done recording her proper debut album Dirty Gold. We already posted its first single “No Bueno,” and now she’s shared another track that may appear on the album. This one is called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2013 - 9:16 am

Angel Haze – “No Bueno” Video (NSFW)

Angel Haze’s new single “No Bueno” is, among other things, a furious display of fast-rap acumen. So credit director Frank Borin with finding a long parade of goofballs willing and able to lip-sync the entire song at the camera, pantomiming so hard that nobody minds Angel Haze’s complete absence. The cast includes drag performers, BDSM… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Angel Haze – “No Bueno”

The furiously gifted young rapper Angel Haze made her name with a pair of mixtapes last year, and now she’s set to follow them up with her official debut album, which she’s now calling Dirty Gold. Its first single is “No Bueno,” in which Haze goes in violently over a lush, pillowy, synthetic beat. Liste… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Rudimental – “Hell Could Freeze (Skream Remix)” (Feat. Angel Haze) (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, UK DJ crew Rudimental joined together with Angel Haze for “Hell Could Freeze.” It was a new turn for both artists, marrying Haze’s usual brand of rapid spitfire flow and enormous bass with a surprising Haze-sung hook gleaned from ’90s R&B. Rudimental are slated to re-release their massive LP Home, from which the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 7, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Cat Power – “Manhattan (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)” (Feat. Angel Haze)

On Cat Power’s 2012 album Sun, Chan Marshall flirted with dark, atmospheric electronic pop textures that had never previously touched her music. And on a remix of the Sun standout “Manhattan,” the Canadian dazed-rap producer Ryan Hemsworth has pushed the song’s sonics even further into a drifting, gasping thump. Young pitbull rapper Angel Haze add… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Azealia Banks – “No Problems” & Angel Haze – “Shut The Fuck Up”

There was no fan on the flames of the battle between Harlem spit-fire Azealia Banks and NYC-via-Virginia rapper Angel Haze over the weekend. On Friday, Banks and frequent collaborator Machinedrum dropped “No Problems,” a response track to Haze’s “On The Edge.” While the spat has primarily been relegated to Twitter and SoundCloud — Haze followed… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 7, 2013 - 11:20 am

Angel Haze – “On The Edge” (Azealia Banks Dis)

Well, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand. Angel Haze and Azealia Banks, two very good rappers who seem to have a lot in common, started out today by going at each other’s necks on Twitter. (Read the whole exchange here.) And already Angel Haze has fired off the first on-wax… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Angel Haze – “Galaxy”

Angel Haze is one of 2012’s strongest new rap voices, and her take on Eminem’s “Cleaning Out My Closet” is the sort of thing that leaves holes in your soul. But not everything she makes is that challenging. Haze’s latest, “Galaxy,” is a spacey, clubby love song, and it’s sponsored by Samsung. Writing and recording… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2012 - 8:52 am

Angel Haze & Lunice – “Gimme That”

Earlier this year, Yours Truly paired up rapper Danny Brown and producer AraabMuzik to make the banger “Molly Ringwald.” Now, the site has done it again, putting the fast-rapping and tough-talking MC Angel Haze into the studio with Lunice, one half of the hard-ass dance production duo TNGHT. The song they put together, “Gimme That,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2012 - 8:52 am

Angel Haze – “Gossip Folks” Video

A couple of weeks ago, Angel Haze released her Classick mixtape, on which she interpolates a whole pile of fondly-remembered rap songs. Haze’s staggering, brave version of Eminem’s “Cleaning Out My Closet” is getting all the attention, and rightfully so. But Haze also deserves credit for resuming Missy Elliott’s ridiculously fun 2002 single “Gossip Folks“… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2012

It’s been an absolutely devastating couple of days around here, so we hope this mix can be a thing you can put on and feel a sense of normalcy, or comfort. Who wouldn’t be comforted by those lips, no? Ten tracks, lots of time signatures/vibes. Go in:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Angel Haze – “New York (King Krule Remix)”

Yesterday, the razor-sharp young rapper Angel Haze released Classick, a new mixtape of ballsy reworkings of older rap songs. (Her take on “Cleaning Out My Closet” is harrowing and special.) And now she’s found an unlikely collaborator in King Krule, the similarly young Londoner whose jazzbo space-folk is carving out its own aesthetic lane. Happily… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012 - 11:41 am

Download Angel Haze Classick Mixtape

Angel Haze’s new mini mixtape includes her reworks of tracks by people like Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z and yes, that memorable spin on Eminem’s “Cleaning Out My Closet.” It’s out today and you can download or stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 25, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Angel Haze – “Cleaning Out My Closet”

Though Angel Haze’s career suffered a few false starts, she came into her own on this year’s Reservation, a hard-charging mixtape peppered with unrelenting bangers like “Werkin’ Girls.” Now, she’s released something that dives even further into the dark, violent corners of Angel’s upbringing, where sexual assault begat severe pain, mental and physical. It’s fitting… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 23, 2012 - 12:57 pm

Angel Haze – “Werkin’ Girls” Video

Fresh off of her BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, Detroit’s Angel Haze serves up her clip for “Werkin’ Girls.” It all starts innocently enough but eventually — as, you know, suggested by Angel’s Freddie Krueger razor gloves — it turns sinister. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012 - 9:22 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A dark week for music videos! For whatever reason, this is the week that everyone’s decided to perfect their death-stares and document their shit-smashing capabilities. That applies, in one way or another, to four of the five videos this week, as well as the Norah Jones and Liars videos that just missed this countdown, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 3, 2012 - 3:18 pm