Angel Haze Ranks Third On BBC's Sound Of 2013 List

Angel Haze speaks on belonging to a cult and touches on her upcoming debut album.

Angel Haze had a breakout year in 2012, signing to Universal Republic on the strength of her breakout mixtape Reservation and releasing a follow up Classick.

Kicking off the New Year, the Detroit-raised rapstress has ranked third on BBC's Sound of 2013 list that also featured The Weeknd, AlunaGeorge, Savages and more.

Speaking with BBC, Angel recalled her religious upbringing, explaining that she was part of a church that can only be described as a "cult."

"I grew up in a really strict church," she said. "It was considered a sin to listen to music. I was totally aware of it. I wanted to be into it, but I wasn't allowed to. And I was actually in a cult. I don't like to describe it that way too much because the word 'cult' just sounds crazy. It was that, but... it was cool. It really altered the way I think and perceive things."

She also touched on her upcoming debut album and hopes to work with The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and Jason Mraz. "I want people to know that anything is possible," she says. "That you can come from anywhere in the world, come from the dirtiest of places and go beyond that. There's nothing that you can't accomplish. Nothing can stop you."

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10 Comments

  • Anonymous

    I am really grateful for you to be here and now. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    this girl's talented..listen to her version of Clean Out my closet.

  • Anonymous

    Thats whats up! Keep doing your thing girl. Who gives a fuck what she looks like, this is music not modeling. People still listen to Gucci Mane and he is one ugly mother fucker.

  • dentaldamboy

    She looks like a man rocking lipstick and a wig. She's be perfect for Common, Pusha-T, Dream, Jay-Z.

    • Anonymous

      i wouldn't say she's hot, but she's pretty.

    • Anonymous

      well im white and i think she is a babe

    • BLACK

      I'M BLACK AND I AGREE WITH DENTALBOY...SHE LOOKS LIKE A TRANNY TO ME. I DON'T THINK THE SAME OF GABRIEL UNION. NICOLE KIDMAN AND TAYLOR SWIFT ARE ANOREXIC STICKS.

    • Doubl Negative

      A lot of white dudes don't like Black girls, no matter how beautiful they are, whether it's Kerry Washington, Gabriel Union, Monica, Naomi Harris or Mel B. I always think a guy is of dubious sexual persuasion if they only like skinny, generic bitches like Nicole Kidman or Taylor swift. This Haze shorty is fine, so fuck the faggot haters. Only problem with homegirl, is she isn't packing anything in her trunk. She's the hip-hop Keira Knightly, beautiful face, but could do with Kardashian genes. Alicia Keys has to be the girl all other women need to inspire to be though. Beautiful, great body, intelligent, talented and has no ego. Swizz doesn't know how lucky he is.

  • Anonymous

    Shes doing well. I keep hearing 1 of her songs on the radio over here in the uk.

  • BLACK

    SHE SEEMS WACK, LIKE ALL FEMALE RAPPERS...BUT SHE DOES LOOK LIKE SHE NEEDS A GOOD DICK...ALTHOUGH NOT MINE!

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