One sign of 20-year-old Angel Haze’s freshness? The number of labels and categories her critics and admirers have attempted to pin on her, a litany of adjectives and subgenre names that starts at “cloud rap” and circles back to “based r&b.” “New York,” the first track off her forthcoming Reservation EP, makes a mockery of them all, with the out-of-town rapper claiming to run the city and spitting double-time flows over an echoing bass drum and some “Iko Iko” hand claps. Tonight at Santos, Haze plays “Shortcuts” in celebration of that EP’s release, headlining an evening that includes Carrie Wilds (fresh off the release of her own Mishka-hosted self-titled mixtape), King Leo, Covert Kids, and Ghe20 Goth1k’s inimitable Venus X.
Thu., July 19, 8 p.m., 2012
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