It seems rapper Angel Haze’s recent statement, along with the support from her fans, have pushed her record label to make her much-delayed debut album a priority.
Earlier this week, Haze defied label bosses at Island/Republic Records and leaked her album in its entirety on SoundCloud.com for streaming.
Sharing the link on Twitter, she wrote, “Since they don't want to put it out this year, I will. Here's the album. Here is Dirty Gold. I hope you enjoy it.”
The project was pulled hours later, but that stance of bravery helped Haze to secure a release date in 2013 for the project.
“My labels have agreed to release Dirty Gold December 30th. Uk & Us. (Rest of the world, we are coming for you as well). Thank you all. Night.”
Prior to tweeting the confirmation, Haze fired off the emotional message: “My labels didn't think that I would do it, but I did. It's hard to put at risk everything I've spent this year working on but I had to for both me and you guys. No one should ever be afforded the opportunity to f**k with your dreams. Regardless Of Who They Are. They do not own you or your faith or your future and because of what you guys helped me show them.”
Good for her!
Check out snippets of the album below: