On Nov. 16 Angel Haze, a 23-year-old rapper from Detroit, returned to their hometown and performed their latest project Back To The Woods in the neighboring city of Ferndale at The Loving Touch. Haze identifies as agender and prefers gender-neutral pronouns. The show began with performances with some of Haze’s favorite Detroit artists, Mic Write and Detroit Che. Starting with the track “New York, but changing the verse to “I run Detroit,” Haze set up the remainder of the night to be catharsis of their homecoming; they and the crowd jumped with city pride. Haze connected with the audience from serenading women to tears in “Babe Ruthless,” to rapping about their experience about being Black in America “Impossible.” They ended the night with “Battle Cry” and encouraged fellow Detroiters to love their city, but go out and see the rest of the world.

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