|Artist Birtday :||10/07/1991 (Age 30)|
|Born In :||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Occupation(s) :||Rapper, Singer|
|Genres :||Hip Hop|
|Web Site :||www.angelhazemusic.com/|
Raykeea Raeen-Roes Wilson (born July 10, 1991) known professionally as Angel Haze, is an American rapper and singer. In 2012, Wilson released the EP Reservation and later signed a record deal with Universal Republic Records before moving to Republic Records. On December 31, 2013, Wilson released her debut album Dirty Gold, which featured the singles “Echelon (It’s My Way)” and “Battle Cry.” Wilson has released a number of mixtapes, including Reservation, which was ranked the sixth-best mixtape of 2012 by Mike Diver of the BBC, the most recent one Back to the Woods appeared in 2015.
Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan to a military family. Her father, who died from a gunshot wound before her birth, was African American and her mother is Native American Cherokee. When Wilson was a young child her mother met a preacher in the Greater Apostolic Faith and the two moved into his home with his wife and children, into what Wilson describes as a cult. Growing up in the church, Wilson witnessed domestic violence and manipulation at a very young age. As a child, she was sexually abused by a man close to the family. Wilson also recalls being told that she would die spontaneously if she did not behave correctly. In an interview with The Guardian, Wilson stated: “We all lived in the same community, within 10 minutes of each other. You weren’t allowed to talk to anyone outside of that, you weren’t allowed to wear jewelry, listen to music, to eat certain things, to date people … you weren’t allowed to do pretty much anything.”
Wilson’s family moved around frequently, mainly due to her mother running away from the church. At one point the family was living in a shelter and Wilson was teased at school for it. She was also mocked for her clothes and had difficulties making friends and connections due to moving around. She switched between homeschool and public school for many years and finished high school a year early.
After a pastor threatened Wilson’s mother, the family left the church, moving to Brooklyn, New York, when she was 15 years old. The pastor told Haze’s family that God was going to kill them, and they lived in fear for years afterward.
Wilson began writing as a form of therapy and expressed an interest in creative writing, poetry and journalism. Her first poem was published at the age of 13 after winning a school competition. As a child, Wilson took creative writing lessons and wanted to be a songwriter or gospel artist. Eventually, she began making YouTube videos and freestyle rapping at the age of 18. Wilson began distributing music on the Internet through sites such as Tumblr, where a fan base began to form.