Little Simz Making Big Changes to Current Rap Climate

From her stellar lyricism, to her calm confidence Little Simz is riding on a powerful new wave of hip-hop. The 24 year old rapper has separated herself from the pack with a talent groomed for over a decade. Her approach to the medium is breathing new life into the perceptions of female rap today.

Demonstrating a knack for the arts at an early age, her family invested heavily in her journey into all the elements of performance including music, dance, and theater. Her Nigerian roots are mixed with the influence of growing up in North London to create a wealth of cultural experience to shape her sound and expression of herself. After realizing her call to the stage wasn’t for the being a dancer as she initially thought, she began developing her skills as an emcee. In between releases of a series of mixtapes in her teens, she also was able to pursue and acting career. This all led up to 2015 when she released her first full scale project, A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons. Since its release, she has continued to explore her lyrics, storytelling, and imagery on her next album Stillness in Wonderland. With her third major project, GREY, set for release in early March 2019.

She maintains a consistent tour and recording cycle, having worked alongside artists like Gorillaz, Cleo Sol, Mahalia, Kehlani, and more. She hits the roads again after the release of her new album. Included in these dates is a feature show at Coachella in April 2019.

She challenges the common conceptions of female rappers today. With the progressive and powerful imagery of women in rap today, she has a fresh approach and regards herself and her writing as something that sets her apart from the pack. She has been featured with several platforms including the COLORS Show prominent on YouTube. The release of her last album is highly anticipated and she is a breath of fresh air in the game.


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