While most of hip-hop’s focused on tonight’s BET Awards Cyphers, Angel Haze continues her “30 Gold” freestyle series with a rendition off Jay Z’s “Tom Ford”. Unlike last night’s ferocious freestyle over Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead”, Haze infuses her flow with a sense of brevity and playfulness. She’s still as pissed off and as confrontational as ever, but sporadic references to George of the Jungle and a particularly wild night at a strip club lend a sense of merriment and emotional balance to her lyrical blitzkrieg. Listen in below.
The whole “30 Gold” series serves as a precursor to Haze’s debut album, Dirty Gold, due out later this year via Republic Records.