Venturing into a fantastical world
Angela, aka Ghetto Mami, goes under the alias of Miss Angel. She’s only been making music since March and has only released a couple of tracks, but people are already eager for more. This money-making Mami is super ambitious and is certainly going places in the Belgian hip-hop scene.
Interview by Laura-Andréa Callewaert
Photos shot by Yaqine Hamzaoui
Who is Miss Angel?
Miss Angel is 100% me. She’s a way for me to go all out. But I still stay true to myself while being this alter ego. It’s actually a way for me to express my personality to the fullest, with no limitations.
How would you describe your sound?
I’m a freshy freshy in the scene so I’m still searching for my true sound. But I certainly describe myself as a hip-hop artist, with some old-school touches. And I’m a big fan of UK bass, garage, grime and trap music. So, I may be experimenting with that in the future, but for now, it’s mostly hip hop.
How did you start making music?
Music has always been my first love, because I’m a dancer as well. I started dancing when I was nine years old and I always had an affection for rap and gangster music. When I got deeper into it, I started listening to old-school woman MCs and that’s when my passion developed even more. I started to write some things myself and, in 2016, I realised I wanted to go further with it. I was part of the collective Female Takeover, where I started spitting a capella because I had no idea how to get in touch with beat makers. But a lot of people thought I was a slam poet and that wasn’t my intention. So I took my time, contacted beat makers and that’s when my first song came out. I never thought I could do it, but when it was there I was like, Okay, I’m going to do this.
The Nineties era is a big inspiration for me. The clothes, music, honesty, women…
Did you know from a young age you wanted to sing?
I’m not going to lie, I wanted to make it as a dancer for sure. Not in music per se. I was dedicated to become a background dancer and that was the only thing I wanted. But as time passed, I realised my heart belonged to music. Nonetheless, I will never stop dancing and my goal is to combine dance and music together in the future at my shows.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Daily life, actually. The things I see, the vibes I feel, being with my girls and my family. I’m a dreamy person in general, in my head I’m always in some kind of movie scene I invented. Besides that, the Nineties era is a big inspiration for me. The clothes, the music, the honesty, the women…
What’s the first thing you’d do if you won a million euros?
I love this question [Laughs]. I’d buy a house for my mother, for sure. So that she wouldn’t have to worry any more. Afterwards I would invest in my music and my brand. And I’ve always dreamt of starting a dance school for kids in Africa. That’s the plan when I get that kind of money.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Hopefully I’ll be dropping two singles in September. There are some clips coming out as well, and a lot of shows. And maybe an EP with all-female artists, because there’s a lot of unknown talent in Belgium and I want to change that. The future is definitely female, I can feel it.
Psst Mademoiselle #9 with Miss Angel, Corella, and Gayance
4 Oct – Beursschouwburg, Brussels
MHYSA + Miss Angel
25 Oct – Het Bos, Antwerp
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27 Oct – De Studio, Antwerp
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