Angel Haze: “I had an obsession with neurology at one point. I wanted to go on to be a neurological surgeon. I had other obsessions with law, other sciences, and stuff like that. But I got bored with it, and as soon as I get bored I don’t want to do it anymore. So music is the only thing I’ve yet to stop loving. So I just thought that I’d make a life of it.
“My English teacher, he actually got me into it. His name was Mr. Fleming and he worked at T.C. Williams High School. I went to the the school from Remember the Titans. He called me to class one day and said, ‘I want you to take a test.'
Some of the white kids in my neighborhood stole my skateboard, and I can’t prove who did it so I can’t go outside anybody’s head. So I have to buy a new one.
"I was like okay. He tells me it’s to determine what part of your brain you most utilize. I’m like, ‘okay.’ He says I’m predominantly left brain thinker, mostly neurologic. Right brains are more creative.
"He said, ‘You have this abnormal balance between the two of them,’ and I’m like, ‘Wow.’” I started reading more about neurology and I then a read a book about Daniel Amen, who’s like the top practicing male surgeon in the world, and I thought it was the most intense thing ever. Like, ‘Oh my God. I have to do do this.'
“So I read so many neurology books. It was so boring, but so interesting. I was addicted to it.
“I liked skateboarding, I liked poetry, and I like shopping. Just really regular stuff. I was skateboarding until I was 15. It’s a hobby I still have but I don’t ever really have time to skateboard."
“I love skateboarding. I’ve fallen a couple of times, but it’s freedom. Some of the white kids in my neighborhood stole my skateboard, and I can’t prove who did it so I can’t go outside anybody’s head. So I have to buy a new one."