Published Feb 14, 2014Though it presents a disturbing portrait of Angel Haze's past, the rapper's new video for Dirty Gold single "Battle Cry" ultimately has her serving up inspirational bars.
The clip has Haze strolling along a desert highway, rapping about starting from the bottom while an uncomfortable autobiographical tableaux of religious zealotry and child abuse unfurls in the background. A bedroom scene also presents Haze observing a younger version of herself wrought in pain and attempting to slit her wrists, but eventually solace comes around as the rapper highlights how spitting made her stronger ("Because the time we spent in darkness when the rain come, is where we often find the light soon as the pain's done").
Sia makes an appearance in the video as a hazy, light-refracting angel type, which we suppose would make two of them in the video.
You can see Angel Haze deliver her "Battle Cry" down below.