Angel and Ludacris have united to perform the theme song to the new movie 22 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Check it out here!
Catch Angel Haze live this summer at the following dates. For tickets and info click here.
May 01 – The Hoxton, Toronto CANADA
Jun 28 – Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury UK
Jul 04 – Wireless Festival, Birmingham UK
Jul 05 – Hip Hop Open, Stuttgart GERMANY
Jul 06 – Wireless Festival, London UK
Jul 10 – Marlay Park, Dublin IRELAND
Jul 11 – Frauenfeld Festival, Zurich SWITZERLAND
Jul 12 – Stavern Festival, Stavern NORWAY
Jul 13 – Splash Festival, Berlin GERMANY
Jul 14 – Berns, STOCKHOLM
Jul 16 – Tavastia, Helsinki FINLAND
Jul 18 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DENMARK
Aug 30 – Uddevalla Solid Sound Festival, Uddevalla SWEDEN
Rap’s fiercest new voice Angel Haze, who’s just toured with UK chart-toppers Bastille, goes all gushing over Paramorefrontwoman and flame-haired emo heroine Hayley Williams, her teenage idol turned Twitter BFF.
“Without sounding like a creep, I think Hayley Williams and I were always bound to meet and hit it off. I was 16 when the Riot! album came out, and only just started listening to music – in the Christian cult I’d grown up in it wasn’t allowed. I turned on my TV and on MTV there’s this girl with fiery red hair fronting a band with the strongest voice, dressed like a tomboy in a freakin’ graphic T-shirt and doing something boys normally do. I remember dancing on my bed toCrushcrushcrush, moshing so hard I probably broke something inside of me.
“I try not to meet my idols. I was in Paris three weeks ago at Givenchy and Kanye and I were sitting next to each other the entire show and I didn’t say a word to him. I didn’t want to risk having all of my ideals shattered. So when Hayley and I first met it was totally by accident. It was spring last year, when I was playing small shows at SXSW. I was at a MAC cosmetics party and all of a sudden my manager comes over with her and says, ‘Hayley, Angel is a huge fan of yours’. Later I changed my Twitter bio to ‘Rap Game Hayley Williams’. We started tweeting every day and our bromance went from there.
“We have very similar personalities. People might think that we’re too tough, but then when you meet us it could not be any less true. She’s the sweetest, kindest person and the only person I’ve talked to about career dilemmas. When I leaked my album she texted me: ‘Woah, dude…!’
“Hayley was 14 when she was signed. She gets what it’s like to be a young female in the music business. With rock it’s exponentially easier than rap – with rap you’re limited to only one girl at a time, one female rapper of the moment, that’s just a given. But in rock they’re still the female in the workplace making five dollars to the male counterpart’s 10. I tell her, I feel like rap’s ugly stepchild. She says: ‘F**k that! Everything about you is genre defying. It’s not about appealing to a certain demographic. You’re gonna have to be strong for people who do get your message.’
“She invited me to see her play her first time at Madison Square Gardens. Before then I’d never actually seen anyone in concert. I’ve got a ton of videos of it on my iPhone and my whole stage presence has entirely changed since then. I’m learning guitar for my next album, two hours every day I’m on the road. So far I can play The Only Exception, which is my favourite Paramore song.”
“At Madison Square Garden, I was dating some kid, and I’d told him ‘I don’t wanna be anyone’s anything’. Then right as Hayley starts playing The Only Exception he comes out of nowhere and goes, ‘Hey Raeen’ – Raeen’s my name – ‘will you be my girlfriend?’ I go: ‘I hate you! Why would you do this to me? You’re ruining this song for me!’ I was literally crying along. I’ve always admired lyricists who write open wounds.
“I can’t believe this person who was so inspirational to me is now a friend. I ask her advice about everything. I just dyed my hair last month and I tweeted her: should I keep the purple or go back to blonde? She says keep the purple, make it lighter, you’ll look like a My Little Pony. So now we’ve decided we’re gonna make our own line of punk-rock My Little Ponies. They’ll have light orange hair or purple-into-teal hair, and tats on their butts.
“Actually, I’m gonna get Hayley’s signature tattooed on me, right on my sleeve arm. Yeah, we’re talking insurmountable amounts of love.”
Angel will be picking 3 winners to perform with her in London, Manchester and Birmingham in March. Good luck!!