Angel Haze Leaks ‘Dirty Gold’ – and Her Label Takes It Down
Rapper Angel Haze started off the week with a new single, “A Tribe Called Red,” from upcoming album Dirty Gold. But, for those not following Haze’s career trajectory, the release was supposed to come out this month – and has since been pushed to March 2014.
Based on a Twitter rant, Haze has been getting frustrated with her label, Island. She first tweeted: “Frustration is building. Growing wildly out of control.”
Not long after, that statement led to a direct verbal attack on the label, talking about how their team pushed her to finish up early – only to keep on delaying the album. She then said: "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. So sorry to Island/Republic Records, but f-ck you."
Haze’s lengthy rant reveals a bit of career and self sacrifice that went into this album, so to a certain extent, it’s expected she would be frustrated. She then wrote: “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.”
Once she was done, Haze put out a Soundcloud link to the entire Dirty Gold album yesterday morning. Island quickly noticed this and took it down. The album’s release date has since been moved to December 30.
While Haze has been putting out mixtapes since 2009, she got attention this year with the New York EP. Aside from “A Tribe Called Red,” “Echelon (It’s My Way)” from Dirty Gold was also released this year.
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