Angel Haze Says ‘F**k You’ to Label, Leaks Her Album

Angel Haze

Angel Haze’s debut Dirty Gold was not scheduled to drop until March, but the 22-year-old rapper is taking things into her own hands. She decided to leak the project three months in advance because she didn’t want to wait for her label.

She fired off a series of angry tweets aimed at Island/Republic Records.

According to Angel, the label told her that the album would be released this year if she finished it in time. She kept her end of the deal, but they still gave her a March 4, 2014 release date.

“It’s so annoying that my label could tell me that if I fucking finished my album before the summer it would be out this year,” she said. “I have gone to bat for this music. I have gone to bat for myself. I have literally sat fucking sleepless and starved crying over this shit.”

She reached her breaking point. “So sorry to Island/Republic Records, but fuck you,” said Angel. “I got here doing this for my fans and if you guys don’t feel the same, it won’t stop me. Idc what happens after this. They will get the music they were promised. And you guys JUST MAY LEARN TO KEEP YOUR FUCKING WORD.”

She added, “Since they don’t want to put it out this year, I will. Here’s the album. HERE IS DIRTY GOLD. I hope you all enjoy it.”

The full album was posted to SoundCloud, but was quickly removed, presumably by her label.

Earlier this week, she released one of the 12 tracks, “A Tribe Called Red,” and shared the tracklisting.

UPDATE: Angel’s plan seems to have worked. Her label has moved the release date of Dirty Gold up to December 30 in the U.S. and U.K.

“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,” she tweeted.

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46 Comments

  1. JORDYZOLANSKI

    !!!

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    Oh Reply:

    @JORDYZOLANSKI, BITCH SHE AINT BEYONCE you cant leak your fucking album hoe. Your label knows your not poppin …. now it’s back to basics for this corny broad

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    Island/Republic Records Reply:

    @JORDYZOLANSKI, Dear Miss Haze,

    We listened to ‘Dirty Gold’ & we decided upon a March 4th release date so that you could re-record the album in time for your fans to receive something that wasn’t complete Garbage. We’re about Christina Milian you. Girl Bye.

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    PrettyHurts Reply:

    @Island/Republic Records, Fuck this trick. Iggy is where its at!!! Rap-UP where is Iggy’s new music I haven’t seen

    her NEW FEATURE “High Level” on here

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    Yxxng Idaho Reply:

    @PrettyHurts, Because Iggy sucks ass, but bitches like her because she white and got ass. Angel is the truth, Fuck Iggy Azalea and anybody that love her!

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    *sigh* Reply:

    @Yxxng Idaho, No, you just listed reasons why those women and you HATE her, actually.

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  2. Jojosoul

    They treat artists like puppets!
    Dick heads!

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  3. Memphis901

    Everyone can’t pull the Beyoncé move… Angel Nice Try a Tho!!!!

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  4. meme

    lmaoooooo. everyone tryna pull a beyonce these days. I cant deal. from the moment beyonce release her album this fool be releasing cover art and tracks tryna keep up

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    JD Reply:

    @meme, That’s what I was thinking. Does this clown even have fans?

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    few Reply:

    @meme, people didnt only start releasin cover art this week, wtf are you talkin about? and who is “everyone”? anngel haze, who else? youre the most disliked idiotic commenter on this site

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  5. Sean

    -_- Exactly what does Beyonce, A FUCKING POP SINGER, have to do with this? Nothing. You Beyhive bitches gotta fuckin chill. Y’all gotta compare everything and everybody to her like she did EVERYTHING first. The main reason why everybody finds you bitches ANNOYING. Sit your asses the ENTIRE fuck down. *hands you hoes a stadium of seats* You mad and wanna “drag”? My twitter’s @LetDemHoesFight. See your asses on twitter. Bye ashy.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Sean, THANK YOU. IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT BEYONCE

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    Wow Reply:

    @Sean, go AWFFFFFFF!

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    Chris Reply:

    @Sean, DEAD @ bye ashy! It lives on lmao

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  6. Miley Cyrus

    She is trying so hard hahaha that fake move though…

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  7. Kyle

    This goes to prove that label politics can be so messy. I understand her frustration but she has to understand that it’s a business and if she’s not in demand and her label is not going to make any money off of her, then she has to be patient. She just f***ed it up now…they’ll probably give her the boot.

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  8. EL

    This comes off as cheap and desperate after Bey decapitated the industry.

    It took Beyonce years to claim the top spot. These others want it overnight.

    Try again, Angel.

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  9. YoMansKeeper

    LMFAAAOOO CRYYYING, YOU TRYNA PULL A BEYONCE GONNA COST YOU YOUR LIL 100K RECORDING CONTRACT~

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    few Reply:

    @YoMansKeeper, how much is your contract?

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  10. The Shady Truth

    It amazes me that you all think that this is only a publicity stunt! What if this is the real deal and the crap artist have to face behind the scenes? We all know or should that labels more so the music industry can make you or break and is only game (artist for higher). I’m just saying, why automatically assume that this is a copy of a Beyonce move? What Bey did was brilliant but not the only option to have increase sales! Situations like this are some of the same events that are in your faces showing what the industry is like but so many are blind to the fact and/or blindly following that it goes without noticed! Don’t ever blame someone else or the industry for the deception it’s in your faces! Rihanna had a song called ‘Wait Your Turn’ (which i love), what if Angel Haze is a victim of Beyonce’s album release? Meaning that Angel’s label tried to prevent her release so that Beyonce has the utmost success making 1m+ sales? Just a thought!

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  11. INCAS

    she sounds kinda angry….

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  12. chris

    this bitch is terrible no one gives a fuck about her

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  13. chris

    k

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  14. Truth

    Why’d she upload it to Soundcloud of all places? Not how you leak an album. #smh Looks more like publicity attempt. If she really wanted to ‘leak’ it she’d have put it on an upload site as a zip or on her own website server. Does she have a site? idk. Anyway… Read her tweets. Really sick of artists ‘sounding off’ on Twitter. We don’t believe you. The new promo is pulling stunts and having people like us to talk about these stunts. topics of discussion basically.

    Oh and one more thing. I don’t care. #artists continue to cry about labels. We already know what they do. Especially friggin Def Jam… Some people don’t take full advantage and hustle beyond the record the label is supposedly gonna release. You have so many resources being on a major label. If you’re a resourceful individual you can pimp it. If Def Jam does nothing for their artists that have sold gold and platinum… What do you really expect them to do for you Angel Haze? You smoke crack guess what happens? You’re on a major label in 2013 what happens? I feel like a lot of artists smoke crack.

    Also… It’s not pulling a Beyonce because she didn’t sell anything. I’m sick of the use of the word leak. I’m gonna leak my mixtape early…

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  15. NEUTRON

    What does Beyonce have to do with ANYTHING?

    NOTHING.

    She leaked her album because her label didnt keep their end of the bargain. It’s been done before in the past and will happen again in the future. You people want to relate everything to Bey even when she has NOTHING to do with it.

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  16. Got Damn

    Bitches going to be pulling a “Beyoncé” from left to right from now on. It’s got everything to do with Beyoncé you lame ass haters! Shes a trend setter OBVIOUSLY, so please continue to seethe. #BeyHive #***Flawless

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    Oh Reply:

    @Got Damn, RIGHT dumb bitch, now if this is real her wack ass is going to FLOP anyways. Sometimes you have to take your head out of your own ass and listen to what other people. Her label didn’t want her album out for a reason… Now she’s about to lose a record deal, and her career because people barely care about this broad

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    IV. Reply:

    @Got Damn, girl stfu you sound stupid af. Y’all insecure fags need stop bringing my Motha into mess.

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    Got Damn Reply:

    @IV. @oh, your both fickin stupid…. This comment was in support of Beyoncé…. Jackasses

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  17. Realistically

    I think artists forget that this is a music BUSINESS. Music is only 50% of the equation. Her label spent all of that money on helping her record her album, and she gives it away for free? That’s a dumb move, and she’ll probably have consequences contractually.

    When all new artists sign a contract, they get an advance to help them create their album. In other words, they get a “music loan” and are IN DEBT. All profits they make off of their music goes towards repaying that debt, and they’re lucky to break even and see if but a penny on their first release.

    This chick went and gave the album away for free … SMH. She will be in debt forever. This was not the way to go.

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    Oh Reply:

    @Realistically, THANK YOU!!! She has to THINK logically shes worried about her 10 “FANS” when this label is doing noting but making sure she was a strong foundation to stand on before she puts out her wack ass album. I had hope for her

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  18. JORDYZOLANSKI

    She isn’t trying to pull a Beyoncé… She’s mad that her label told her that her album would come out this year if she finished it in time – and she did. She’s mad because the label doesn’t want to bring her music to her fans when they promised to.

    She just did this for her fans, it has NOTHING to do with Beyoncé’s release last week.

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  19. what

    How is this copying Beyonce?
    She leaked her album FOR FREE, because she was frustrated with her label.
    this has been done many times before

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  20. Creative Minds

    Lmao good. Im getting tired of rap-up posting stuff about this bitch. Who cares. Move on. Nobodys feeling your music, you arent in demand, nobody would care if you disappeared. Go away now.

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  21. nicko

    ‘High School’by Queen Nicki M. just went gold. *sips Myx*

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    RealAsItGets Reply:

    @nicko, But where is her grammy nomination *waits

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  22. Chloé Magnolia

    I’m not feeling how artists are dragging their audience into the drama that goes on behind the scenes. I’m not here for any of that.

    Deliver the product and save the extra shit for the birds.

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  23. Ice

    Who?

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  24. NICKI MINAJ

    I don’t know her.

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    LeHive Reply:

    @NICKI MINAJ, Nicki is done.

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    Nicki Minaj Reply:

    @LeHive, High School, Tap Out and Love More certified GOLD. Super Bass went 8X Platinum this month. Her MYX drink sold over 1Million bottles in 6Months being available in only 13 states. Her clothing line is the Top Seller at the store, her fragrances are being brought and receiving good reviews. She had 6Hot100 entries this year. Made 29Million. Does that sound like someone who’s done to you? Somebody that is done is someone who charts on twitter, can’t release an album, have 0 features, can’t release a mixtape , have 0 endorsements, haven’t seen a BillBoard chart since George Bush was in office. You tried it, but Team Minaj journey is not over yet. “There’s so much more that needs to be done” – HB

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    LeHive Reply:

    @Nicki Minaj, idgaf how much money she made. 50 cent rich as fuck but no one cares much musically. High school only went gold despite her heavily promoting it and twerking her fake nasty butt on the gremlin? The other two songs are not hers charting being an accomplishment. What about that album though? Heavy promo and she went pop and rereleased it anill not platinum in the U.S. Kendrick Lamar album platinum. Why isn’t nickis? Fact is no one is musically checking for nicki so she can have all the rave reviews on perfume all she wants, because musically no one cares anymore.

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    NICKI MINAJ Reply:

    @LeHive, RR the experimental album sold about 900K copies in the US 1.7M WW. And please speak for yourself because everywhere she goes she’s being asked “Are you back in the studio?” , “How’s the album coming along?”, every blog is anticipating it and so are the fans and haters.

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  25. Jessie J

    the fact that she rushed her music, shows that she has no sincerity in doing it. hence, it will be shitty… #truth

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  26. your mom

    wait….who is Angel Haze?

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