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LISTEN: Angel Haze Raps About Acceptance, Rejection, and Love on Cover of Macklemore's 'Same Love'

LISTEN: Angel Haze Raps About Acceptance, Rejection, and Love on Cover of Macklemore's 'Same Love'

Angel Haze delivers a poignant, personal version of "Same Love."

Detroit bred singer/rapper, Angel Haze, drops a compelling, brave, personal, and passionate version of Macklemore's hit Same Love on her 30 Gold release, a collection of 30 covers, freestyles, and remixes leading up to her much anticipated debut album, Dirty Gold, slated for release in 2014.

On her version of Same Love, the brilliant new and openly [not straight] artist opens up about her personal journey to acceptance, dropping autobiographical rhymes while calling out those who hide behind hate, including a verse about the rejection she faced when her mother realized she “wasn’t straight” as a young child.

Haze raps:
"At age 13 my mother knew I wasn't straight/ She didn't understand but she had so much to say/ She sat me on the couch, looked me straight in my face/ She said, 'You'll burn in hell or probably die of AIDS."
Born Raykeea Wilson, Haze first garnered attention performing on a Tumblr page back in 2010. Still actively engaging social media, the artist now actively uses Twitter to converse with her fans, even revealing hesitation to release Same Love just 2 days ago. In a pair of incredibly honest Tweets, Haze admits struggling both with herself and releasing the song.


Haze, who officially described herself as “pansexual,” to The Guardian earlier this year says she never felt the need to define her sexuality. On Same Love, she even attempts to answer the question that the song has many listeners asking. In the 4th verse she proclaims, "No, I'm not gay. No, I'm not straight. And I sure as hell am not bisexual. Damn it, I am who I am when I am it."

Despite Angel Haze's desire to remain unlabeled, she may have trouble resisting such monikers in the future, like "star." If her 30 Gold tracks aren't treasure enough, her official debut is certain to make her one of the most compelling artists of 2014. She's already made plays to upstage many artists like Jay Z and Kanye over their own beats, even managing to inject both class and talent into Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball.

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