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On her six-song Classick mixtape, itinerant Detroit native Angel Haze (née Raykeea Wilson), who lived in Williamsburg on her way up, turns her 21 years of life-experiences into sharp-focused lyrical snapshots. Critics from The New York Times to Pitchfork cite songs like “Cleaning Out My Closet,” recounting a series of childhood rapes in piercing detail, as evidence of her “potential to change the whole game.” Just three weeks after releasing her first EP in July, she inked a deal with Universal Republic Records, making her major label debut, Dirty Gold, one of the most anticipated of 2013.
Anything about Brooklyn that bugs you?
The fucking massive amount of hipsters.
What’s the most insightful thing anyone’s ever said about what you do?
“You don’t touch lives, you save them.”
What’s next for you?