December 24, 2015

2015 has been an explosive year for 21-year-old Little Simz. She’s snowballed in the world of rap this year, gaining support from fans across Europe as well as Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar.

A Curious Tale of Trails + Persons was self-released on her own label, AGE 101 earlier this year. It’s a concept album documenting characters at different stages on their road to success; an expression of what it means to become famous and how to deal with that fame.

She’s an artist who doesn’t play around with bravado and materialism. Her lyrics are instead honest and open and she rejects the kind of commercial success that other artists strive for throughout their whole careers.

On ‘Tainted’ she raps, “I’m running this shit! I could buy your life if I wanted to, bitch”, describing the kind of person she would never want to be. Instead, she raps about growth, independence, freedom and heartbreak.

Simbi is relentless and entirely set on doing what’s right for her. We can’t wait to see what’s next.