See Angel Haze Reinvent Erykah Badu's 'Love of My Life'

New York MC flashes abs in latest 'Classick' visual

Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Angel Haze's new Classick mixtape finds the fast-rising New York MC remaking rap tracks that have withstood the test of time rather than whatever's hot at the moment. She first turned heads with an incredibly intimate re-creation of Eminem's confessional "Cleaning Out My Closet," and subsequently impressed by going toe-to-toe with Missy Elliott's legend in the video for "Gossip Folks." Now, in a similarly barebones video clip, she takes on Erykah Badu's "Love of My Life," once again bucking trends by rewriting a track that is 75 percent sung (as opposed to rapped), giving the clearly versatile young star a chance to flex her impressive pipes. While Haze takes a more literal tack in regard to the subject — the love of Badu's life was hip-hop as a metaphorical man — she drops a clutch line into the mix: "Feels like I sampled your love, and [that] ish didn't clear." And speaking of flexing, how about those abs? Can we interpret that washboard as a tribute to Aaliyah in the "Try Again" video? Speaking of the year 2000, Haze had an epiphany earlier today:

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