New York rapper Angel Haze has the online world chattering after going into a heated rant against music label Island/Republic Records for allegedly making shady business decisions revolving around her delayed Dirty Gold solo album release.
The 22-year-old unleashed her fury toward the record company 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)
To make matters even worse, Haze decided to leak her own album in its entirety.
“Taking sh*t on the chin does not mean sitting back and letting the world beat and suck you f*cking dry. It’s knowing something is bigger. Dreams. The only thing I have in my life. Imagine having the only reason you’re alive being the very thing straining your existence. Ughhhh. So sorry to Island/Republic Records, but f*ck you. I got here doing this for my fans and if you guys don’t feel the same, it won’t stop me. Idc what happens after this. They will get the music they were promised. And you guys JUST MAY LEARN TO KEEP YOUR F*CKING WORD. Since they don’t want to put it out this year, I will. Here’s the album. HERE IS DIRTY GOLD. I hope you all enjoy.” (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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