News: Angel Haze's Label Caves In After Explosive Rant & Album Leak: "Behind Every Rebel Is A F*cking Reason"

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 3:00PM

Written by Rosario Harper

A day after shocking the Internet by leaking her new Dirty Gold album, New York rapper Angel Haze has announced the project will now drop before the New Year.

If all goes accordingly, fans will legally be able to obtain the LP on December 30.

"Behind every rebel is a f*cking reason.," Haze tweeted December 18.
"Just want to say thank you guys for your support today. Thanks to those who heard the album and f*cked with it. Thanks to everyone who"
"Stood up for me."
"My labels didn't think that I would do it, but I did. It's hard to put at risk everything I've spent this year working on but I had to"
"For both me and you guys. No one should ever be afforded the opportunity to fuck with your dreams. REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE."
"They do not own you or your faith or your future and because of what you guys helped me show them."
"My labels have agreed to release Dirty Gold December 30th. Uk & US. (Rest of the world, we are coming for you as well). Thank you all. Night" (Angel Haze's Twitter)

The 22-year-old unleashed some fury toward her record label in an extensive Twitter rant this week.

"It's so annoying that my label could tell me that if I f*cking finished my album before the summer it would be out this year. I have gone to bat for this music. I have gone to bat for myself. I have literally sat f*cking sleepless and starved crying over this sh*t. I turned down so much sh*t to be sure that I could finish this album because actually wanting something to me means doing all you can to be. Sure that it's attainable. I stopped arguing my point. Stopped giving a f*ck about everything. Let these other ditsy b*tches disrespect me. I turned my f*cking cheek because MUSIC IS ALL I F*CKING HAVE...and I know that's the same for some of you. I did everything I could for you. I did not promise an album and not deliver, unlike every f*cking one else. I sat my a** down and came up with this music WHEN I HAD NOTHING." (Angel Haze's Twitter)

The new album features production from various well-known hitmakers.

Angel Haze just went more Death Grips than Beyoncé. Earlier this week, the New York rapper announced the full details of her proper debut album, Dirty Gold, scheduled for March 3 on Island Records. Today she posted the entire album on Soundcloud and indicated it was without label approval. Listen below to Dirty Gold, which features production work from Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay), Mele (Frank Ocean), and Mike Dean (Kanye West). The album includes this year's "Echelon (It's My Way)," previously leaked "A Tribe Called Red," and "Battle Cry," which was set to be the album's second single in January. (SPIN)

Despite the shocking move, Haze's steam mysteriously disappeared shortly after going live.

Angel Haze has leaked her entire debut album in the wake of a dispute with her label over release schedules, she writes on Twitter. Dirty Gold, supposedly scheduled for a March 3 release through Island Records, is now available free for your listening pleasure. Update: The Soundcloud stream has been taken down, not surprisingly. (Pitchfork)

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