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Angel Haze leaks LP, displeases her label

By | Published on Thursday 19 December 2013

Angel Haze

Angel Haze’s first LP, ‘Dirty Gold’, hit the internet way (way) ahead of time yesterday, when the Brooklyn-based rap artiste began leaking it online a la Death Grips, Wiley (and nearly MIA).

She did it, she said at the time, because she was pissed that her label, Universal’s Island/Republic, had initially given her a summer 2013 deadline to finish making it, on the condition they’d release it this year. Which, given its release date was set at 3 Mar 2014 earlier this week, hasn’t happened.

“I have gone to bat for this music. I have gone to bat for myself. I have literally sat fucking sleepless and starved crying over this shit”, said Haze via Twitter, before posting the entire record on SoundCloud.

She added: “So sorry to Island/Republic Records, but fuck you. I got here doing this for my fans and if you guys don’t feel the same, it won’t stop me. I don’t care what happens after this. They will get the music they were promised. And you guys JUST MAY LEARN TO KEEP YOUR FUCKING WORD”.

What happened after that, it seems, was that the label agreed to bring forward the album release to 30 Dec this year, so all that stomping around did achieve what she wanted, rather than getting her dropped. So she fell slightly short of ‘doing a Death Grips’ in the end.