19 Artists To Watch For in 2013

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Angel Haze

Though Azealia Banks may have grabbed headlines early in 2012, Angel Haze emerged as the year's female emcee to watch, an exciting spitfire with a flow to rival any peer, male or female. Though she's yet to release a definitive original statement, her Classick EP evokes the best of mixtapes past, rethinking existing, often popular songs as well-considered expressions of self. Though it's unclear how a major label deal will effect the sound and skill that have made Haze so exciting, it is reassuring to see another talented female emcee insert herself into music's landscape at a high level.