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Angel Haze: O2 ABC, Glasgow

Ben Thompson, The Guardian, 16 January 2016

EYES FLASHING IN THE SHADOW of her pristine white baseball cap with its breaking black heart motif — the brim seems to have been extended to keep as much of her face out of direct light as possible — Angel Haze spits out the introductory lines of her current mixtape: "I remember all my Detroit days up on Seven Mile..." Anyone expecting to relax into a sepia-tinted celebration of fleeting childhood innocence — the hardy perennial Hovis advert interlude to which even the most hardcore of rappers will at times have recourse — has not been following the backstory.

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