New York rapper Angel Haze has been the fuel behind dozens of bloggable think-pieces on identity in hip-hop of late, or she will be soon enough. Not that the Native American, bi-sexual, 21 year old wants us to focus on any of that stuff. As she’s said, “I never discuss my sexuality in song, my heritage is a given, but very rarely. I want my music to be about who I am, but to a certain extent. I don’t feel sexuality or race or gender ambiguity have anything to do with music. That’s personal, music is for other people outside of the artist. I ignore it all, honestly.” LOL, good luck with that. What do you expect us to write about, the actual music?
One thing that’s rather refreshing to see, however, is that despite her gender, she’s really committing to changing the hip-hop conversation in her new video for her song “New York.” For example, it’s a woman in hip hop raping and murdering people here, not a man. That’s called progress, I think. [SusanBAnthonycrying.gif]