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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm Multifaceted, Bitch I Do A Ton Of Shit

Posted by on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 6:11 PM

It's so crucial seeing the rise of female rappers in hiphop again, here in Seattle and everywhere else. I don't think there's any question that Nicki Minaj's rise in the mainstream is bringing more access and ears to females in the mainstream—AKA Banks Iggy (boo) and Azaleia (coo).

There's also plenty new women bubbling under the surface, from Snow Tha Product to Reddd Foxxx. Today, let's have a listen to New York's Angel Haze:


Hers is a name I've been hearing a bit lately from folks back east. Haze's voice almost reminds me of Aubrey until she kicks in that gas and styles more than that guy's seemingly capable of. She should really be getting big props from the more purist side of the game, seeing as it's clear that she spits, like really spits—she doesn't have to rely on, you know, or on extra-extra gangsta talk that seems doubtful she or her folks could back up (the unfortunate thing about Azaelia, especially when she likes to bait guys who clearly have too many guns). Haze, like Nicki and Banks, reps New York, and does it well:


Now hopefully she can do her thing without having to diss her contemporaries, which—as Julianne Escobedo Shepherd points out in her excellent Alternet piece on Nicki's successes and shortcomings as a feminist—is the historic rapper-lady trap. Like Shepherd, I'd like to see a 2012 "Ladies First" as well, or even a "Ladies Night (Not Tonight Remix)", for that matter.

 

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bunnypuncher 1
Downloaded her tape King a while back but all the tracks cut off? I'll have to look for another download.
Posted by bunnypuncher http://twitter.com/princess_wolfie on July 31, 2012 at 6:19 PM · Report this
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WOW - first line out post in 24+ hours about music made after the 80's. nice work, cutting edge!
Posted by line out troll on July 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM · Report this
Emily Nokes 3
"like I'm diarrhea or whatever sitting under it" hahaha
Posted by Emily Nokes on July 31, 2012 at 7:14 PM · Report this
Emily Nokes 4
@2: You should scroll down a li'l. And if you're looking for more Sheryl Crow coverage, all you gotta do is say the word!
Posted by Emily Nokes on July 31, 2012 at 7:20 PM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 5
I like a good beer buzz, early in the morning.
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on July 31, 2012 at 7:39 PM · Report this
Sean Jewell 6
Amen. Every time an Angel Haze song comes on the mp3 player lately I'm lookin at it like "who the hell is THIS?"
Posted by Sean Jewell http://https://twitter.com/cursedjewell on August 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM · Report this
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yo Larry...longtime creeper but had to make an account and post about this one - this chick absolutely rips! i think i might be in love thanks for letting us know about her. PS keep up the good work i love the way you integrate pertinent links into your articles...context rulez
Posted by ThaFrostafarian on August 1, 2012 at 5:13 PM · Report this
taffy dale 8
i'm starting a rap group with my girl tasha, we are gonna do a cover of main attrakz SWAGGIN HARD but it's gon be called SQUATTIN HARD as a tribute to females using public restrooms worldwide. really tho.
Posted by taffy dale http://taffydale.com on August 1, 2012 at 5:36 PM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 9
that's a wave, undeniably
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on August 2, 2012 at 4:05 PM · Report this

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