Angel Haze’s debut EP, Reservation, is one of the better releases to come out this year. What makes it interesting is that there are two sides to her persona. On one hand, she's an MC who's ruthlessly coming for the throats of competitors—like on “New York” and “Werkin Girls”—but on other, she's an artist who’s honest and vulnerable.

Her maturity comes by way of a difficult childhood that took her many places, physically and emotionally. She’s lived everywhere from Michigan to L.A. and was once homeless living on the New Jersey turnpike. Her family was affiliated with a religious cult when she was a child.

As a result, Haze never quite fit in with her peers and the combined trauma of it all even drove her to suicidal thoughts at one point. Fortunately, the 21-year-old rose from darkness and grew into the artist we know today, with a chronic case of what she calls the "not give a fuck" syndrome.

After the success of her EP, Angel Haze signed with Universal Republic, and her fans are more than ready to see her evolve. Haze has been busy doing and working on new music, but she took a moment to speak about her new life with Complex. Read on to find out, Who is Angel Haze?

As told to Brian Josephs (@Bklyn_Rock)

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