“I’ve been the 17-year-old kid for the past five years and now I’m just like, ‘Fuck it. I want to do something for myself,’” Angel Haze says.
After tackling cultural appropriation in Hip Hop, Angel Haze addresses the beauty of youth in her latest column via Noisey.
Within the piece, Haze discusses her own maturation through adolescence and recalls what it was like to be 17-years-old.
“I was horrible when I was 17,” she writes. “I was in a group of girls, and all we cared about was trapping men. We spent all our time hunting out basketball players to date and we called ourselves ‘trapstars.’ It was dark, but it was also fun.”
At 19, Haze began to delve into music. Her tastes matured as she grew older, but she admits she didn’t know what she was doing initially.
“I was just fucking around in my room, and I wasn’t completely ignorant to it, but I definitely didn’t really understand what my taste was,” she says. “I find that growing and going through Reservations, to Dirty Gold, to my new project now, I know more about myself than I have ever known. But it took a lot of growing, trialling and all that other shit to get here.”
Now that Haze has reached 22, she’s starting to question her career path.
“I’ve been the 17-year-old kid for the past five years and now I’m just like, ‘Fuck it. I want to do something for myself. I want to make sure that I can wake up and live the way I want to live,’” she says.
The introspective piece also touches on Haze’s personal aspirations. In addition to wanting to record a lot of music, Haze says she would like to do “so many things.”
“I want to fly around the world with a jet pack,” she says. “I wanna make a shit load of music so there’s always this constant reflection of what I am. I want to look on my wall and see pictures and tracks and things that mean something and were part of my evolution as a human being.
“I want to look back and know that I fucking did what I wanted,” Haze adds. “Nothing more, nothing less.”
Read the full column here.
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