December 18, 2013 17:35
Angel Haze leaks entire album as a 'fuck you' to Island Records
Rapper is furious her debut LP hasn't been released this year
The LP was due to drop on March 3, 2014, but Haze wanted to release it this year because it was finished. It was available to download for free on Soundcloud, but now appears to be deleted.
The leak comes after the rapper ranted over multiple tweets that she felt Island Records were dealing with the album's launch incorrectly. Posting overnight that her "frustration was building", Haze tweeted that she "did not promise an album and not deliver, unlike every fucking one else" so was confused as to why 'Dirty Gold' wasn't coming out this year.
The artwork for 'Dirty Gold' was released earlier this week (December 16) alongside a lyric video for Haze's newest single 'A Tribe Called Red'.
The album features production from Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Tegan and Sara) and Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons) and includes a track written by Australian singer-songwriter Sia, who has penned recent hits for Rihanna and Rita Ora. Haze, meanwhile, recently recorded a cover of Miley Cyrus's Number One single 'Wrecking Ball'. Its tracklisting is as follows:
The tracklisting for 'Dirty Gold' is as follows:
'Sing About Me'
'Echelon (It's My Way)'
'A Tribe Called Red'
'Deep Sea Diver'
'Angel + Airwaves'
'White Lillies/White Lies'
See highlights from Haze's rant below.
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.— Ala$ka Yxxng (@AngelHaze) December 18, 2013
I have gone to bat for this music. I have gone to bat for myself. I have literally sat fucking sleepless and starved crying over this shit.— Ala$ka Yxxng (@AngelHaze) December 18, 2013
I turned down so much shit to be sure that I could finish this album because actually wanting something to me means doing all you can to be— Ala$ka Yxxng (@AngelHaze) December 18, 2013
Sure that it's attainable. I stopped arguing my point. Stopped giving a fuck about everything. Let these other ditsy bitches disrespect me— Ala$ka Yxxng (@AngelHaze) December 18, 2013
I did not promise an album and not deliver, unlike every fucking one else. I sat my ass down and came up with this music WHEN I HAD NOTHING.— Ala$ka Yxxng (@AngelHaze) December 18, 2013
So sorry to Island/Republic Records, but fuck you. I got here doing this for my fans and if you guys don't feel the same, it won't stop me.— Ala$ka Yxxng (@AngelHaze) December 18, 2013
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. http://t.co/MPmWL4AhoP— Ala$ka Yxxng (@AngelHaze) December 18, 2013
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