Blac Haze, born Ted Outler is a rapper from Miami, Florida who was mainly active from 1997-1999 releasing his first single "Let Me Holla At Cha", then releasing his debut studio album in 1998 Res-Sa-Rec-Shun, he has only one known concert that is on YouTube from January 1998 of "Let Me Holla At Cha" live. In 1999 he released the EP Thug Till I Die under the new alias Slim-G, which was also featured on Venom Records 2000 - Thug Life. Then in 2000 he left the mainstream scene, he released his second and last album under the name Blac Haze again with So Much Drama in 2002. He did not release any songs except locally after that, until in August 2012 he released 3 singles: "Bank Role", "Da Realist Nigga", and "Get Dat Money Right" on iTunes under a new alias, Blackhaze.
Blac Haze, born Ted Outler was raised on the streets of Miami. His family life as a "shorty" was good. He gained much of his musical inspiration from his father, who was a musician. Little is known about the rapper because of the lack of publicity. As most rappers start off, he rapped everywhere he went in hopes of being heard by the right person. He began recording for different labels, had his first single and semi-hit record, "Let Me Holla At Cha" with Live Shot Records, a small record company. The record became a local hit. Like a majority of independent labels, they lacked knowledge of the music business. He felt they were restricting his potential.
The cover of the single Let Me Holla at Cha, shows the tombstone and dark identity of Blac Haze to allude the themes of Tupac from the music video, Hail Mary. Blac Haze is not to be confused with Tupac Shakur, a skit from Blac Haze's highly acclaimed and received debut album, Res-Sa-Rec-Shun, "Miami Jams", has the Interviewer saying: "Okay, umm, some people say - they listen to your track and single you got coming out, Imma Die Hustla, that you sound a little bit like Tupac. And y'know even what I'm listening to y'know, when I heard it I said this guy sounds like Tupac, to me a little bit, how do you feel about that - give me some insight on that?" then Haze responds: "Well y'know, that's the shared opinion, y'know but uhh, deep inside I feel like I could never y'know, walk in that man's shoes y'know. That man - is a legend y'know I'm saying (Interviewer: Ok) and uhh the things he did, y'know the landmarks that he reached, y'know I'm the eighty rapper, with - no be able to reach them landmarks, y'know guy just legend."
The Mystery behind Miami's own Blac Haze really has people thinking. His next adventure was with Henry Stone at T.K. Entertainment where he recorded the greatly acclaimed album, "So Much Drama" released in 2002. Within a couple of weeks, T.K. had generated such a big buzz in the streets over the album that it put Blac Haze back in the spotlight of the rap scene. Notably Blac Haze on "So Much Drama" sounds much less similar to Tupac, according to the opinion of some, such as in reviews. He did not release any songs except locally after that, until in August 2012 he released 3 singles: "Bank Role", "Da Realist Nigga", and "Get Dat Money Right" on iTunes under a new alias, Blackhaze. They were not publicized at all apart from on his official Facebook page.
He has made two confirmed music videos but only one, Where-U-At has been shown, and the making of Get Dat Money can be found on YouTube as well. According to Miami locals, Do U Wanna Ride also featured a music video.
So Much Drama:
Review from 30rap.com:
1. Intro (Skit):
Blac Haze kicks the album off with an 8 second intro. The only two words that were spoken in the intro was "Blac Haze" in other word a pretty cheap intro.
2. Get Loose:
The first real track on the album is simply a VIP Hennessey up in the club get them females track. I can't say that I was impressed by the beat on this track. You can't say that Blac Haze brings anything new to the table on the track. At most an average track.
Blac Haze brings up the tempo on the track and raps about the hustler he is. In my opinion a much better produced track then track number 2.
4. Smoke Tonite (Featuring Bibbcross and Blizzais):
I like this track a lot the beat is funky and the guest appearance by Bibbcross and Blizzais really spices up the track. The verse is dope and it's about smoking and drinking.
5. Hoe Shit (Skit):
On this skit the second skit on the album is just about some talking nothing worth listening to.
6. Maybe It's Time:
I love this track; the beat is more dope than 100% pure cocaine. The chick that does the hook got a really nice voice. The lyrics are about relationships and leaving your honey and moving on.
7. Straighten It Out:
This is a slow tempo mellow track. The beat is kind of nice but I wouldn't exactly bump this one in the club.
8. Get Dat Money (Featuring Killa-Fo):
Blac Haze puts it down for his hometown area code 305 Miami baby. The lyrics are like the track title says about getting dat bread or money. Overall a solid produced track.
9. D-Low (Featuring Killa-Fo):
Sometimes it scares me how much alike Blac Haze sounds like Tupac in certain situations. I wonder what Tupac would have thought about Blac Haze? Anyways Haze spits about keeping it on the downlow on the track.
10. The Real Blac Haze (Skit):
Just some talking over an answering machine.
11. Can't Stand Me (Featuring Randogg):
Surprisingly another well produced track from Blac Haze's crew. Blac Haze raps about people hating on him and how they can't stand a real pimp.
12. Tight Work:
I get an old-school feeling when I am listening to this track. The lyrics are about them females working and shaking that booty.
13. World Full Of Killaz:
On this track Haze sounds exactly like Tupac. The track sounds like a cheap duplicate of Dear Mama in other words not one of the album's highlights. Blac Haze should do his own thing and not try to copy Tupac style too much because he got skillz no doubt about that.
14. Get Dat Fete (Bonus Track):
I don't really get this track Haze has already done a get money track and on this track he does it again. I can't complain about the synth beat on the track because it's kind of tight.
"I can say that I was positively surprised by this album. The only things that bothered me were the cheap skits/intros and how Haze on some tracks tries to copycat Tupac's style. Blac Haze's lyrics aren't exactly deep but if you are looking for a party play in the club album check this one out. My verdict is 3 out of 5 stars."
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