Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Angel Haze is a promising New York rapper who has undoubtedly benefited from a Nicki Minaj-fueled renaissance in female MCs and, well, living in New York. She's got bars for days, as she easily proves on "New York," an extended freestyle laced with rhythmic handclaps, and "Werkin' Girls." But she doesn't know how to write compelling songs yet. Despite its lyric of personal struggle and nightmares, "Supreme" falters from her weakly sung chorus, as does the love testimonial "Chi (Need to Know)." Angel Haze may run NYC someday, but for now she's got work to do.