From homelessness to rape, Angel Haze has already gone through experiences that many people can't even fathom. But the 21-year-old rapper has taken these times in her life and fueled them into her writing, which is probably why her music has an authenticity that some rappers lack these days.

Already releasing four mixtapes, she has been nominated for MTV's Brand New for 2013 and took third place in BBC's Sound of 2013. She is also one of's rappers to watch this year.

She recently turned heads during her performances at this year's SXSW, and we look forward to seeing where her career is headed to next, especially since she's expected to release her debut LP this year.

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