Little Simz

 

Born and raised in North London, the young wordsmith known as Little Simz brings a new level of intelligence, creativity and musicality to the global Hip Hop arena.

At just 21 years of age, nothing could have prepared Little Simz for her meteoric rise. Charismatic, fierce and lyrically mature, the rapper and musician caught the attention of JAY Z’s Life + Times platform in 2013, who premiered her fourth mixtape BLANK CANVAS and catapulting Simz into a whole new stratosphere. Following a whirlwind of activity, the rising artist was quickly tipped to become Hip Hop’s next great hope by publications like Pitchfork, NPR, VEVO, i-D, XXL, Variety, The Independent and The Guardian to name a few.

But even with a growing line of high-profile stars queuing up to collaborate and offers from many a major label, Little Simz decided to head back to her bedroom studio to follow the mixtape with her debut EP E.D.G.E, (an acronym for Every Day Gets Easier), and release it on her own label AGE 101 in the summer of 2014.

After a whirlwind year that followed the release (which also saw her release four instalments in her AGE 101: DROP Series of mini-EPs), the hard-working wordsmith took 2015 by storm with her

debut album A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons, a critically acclaimed concept LP, released on her own label (AGE 101 Music) on September 18th.

Recently winning the 'Breakthrough Act Of The Year' award at the highly respected 10th Annual Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards and Dice FM’s ‘Dice Live Award’, as well as being nominated for a BET Award (Best International Act: UK), and in two categories at the MOBO Awards (Best Hip Hop Act and Best Female), all eyes are set on the young leader's next steps. 

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