Angel Haze has dismissed comparisons made between her and other female rappers by claiming that the only thing they have in common is their “genitalia”.
Speaking to Spin, the hotly-tipped MC scoffed at the idea that she was similar to artists such as Azealia Banks (pictured right) – and claimed that she was more inspired by singer-songwriter Jason Mraz.
All I have in common with most women rappers is genitalia. I’ve maybe heard one Azealia Banks song.
She went on to add: “True artistic expression lies in conveying emotion. Jason Mraz’s music taught me that. That might not be cool, it’s the truth.”
Haze also claimed that she found inspiration in famous literary figures, too, revealing: “I love to listen to books on tape. The one for Edgar Allen Poe’s Arthur Pym novel is amazing. I learn so much about language and rhythm listening to books.”
Haze, who claimed last months that she wanted The Smiths to reunite so she could hook up with them for a dream collaboration, released her ‘Reservation’ EP in July of this year. You can hear her track ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’, inspired by fellow Detroit-based rapper Eminem’s track of the same title, by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
She is also one of the final 10 shortlisted acts in the MTV Brand New for 2013 poll. The list of nominees also includes Haim, Tom Odell, Disclosure, Ebony Day, Gabrielle Aplin, K Koke, Kodaline, Little Nikki and Rascals. The overall winner will be revealed on February 1, 2013 after a public vote, which opens on January 14 via brandnew.mtv.co.uk.