RESPECT. Premiere: Hazel Rose “Real Thing” (Prod. Mikos Da Gawd)

Hazel Rose "Real Thing"

Image credit: Hazel Rose

Today, we get to check out a laid-back new tune from rising San Francisco emcee-singer Hazel Rose titled “Real Thing,” which sees production from Mikos Da Gawd. The track serves as a precursor to a forthcoming EP and mixtape, which listeners can expect to drop in the next few months.

Vibe to Hazel Rose and her latest offering below.


Hazel Rose is a lyricist and singer from San Francisco. Growing up in the Bay Area, she was inspired by its history of social movements and dynamic arts scene from a young age. Since elementary school she wrote her own songs and became drawn to complex lyricism, ranging from Outkast to Joni Mitchell. In high school she began to explore performance art, spoken word poetry and community engagement through arts education. By the age of 18 she had joined Hip Hop group 40Love alongside Mikos da Gawd and The Whooligan, wherein she released 3 albums and opened up for artists like Dead Prez and MC Lyte, and performed on stages like SXSW. Her departure from the group in 2013 began her journey as a solo artist while facing her own heartbreak. Her sound transformed to combine elements of electronica, soul, and dance along with signature raw lyricism. Her message is one of humanism and spiritual empowerment, and she believes the transformative power of art is more urgent now than ever. Her new music features production from talkbox/keyboardist Mic Angelo, as well as producers Mikos Da Gawd, Stylo, and Marty MxFly. Her mixtape “The 5th Element” and her EP “A Lovers War” release independently in 2017.

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