Is this rapper the next big thing?
This 21-year-old has joined the steadily growing group of female rappers in the spotlight—and may ultimately outshine them (The Independent called her “The best female rapper to emerge in the past five years”). Haze pairs a flow that’s “relentless yet full of surprises”—per the BBC, which included her on its Sounds of 2013 list—with lyrics that detail a painful past. Universal Republic in the U.S. and Island Records in the U.K. signed her in 2012 after she released two heralded mixtapes, and a debut album is due later this year. Meanwhile, she’s touring in the U.S. and Europe and playing festivals from Australia to Sweden.