I’m going to make a semi-bold statement here and say that Little Simz might just be my favourite find of 2015. There’s nothing like finding a quality female rapper in an age when it’s still cool to diss a chick for refusing to swallow. Better yet, Little Simz hasn’t even hit her stride yet (I think she’s like 20 or 21). After Jay Z’s Life+Times website picked up on her talent in 2013, she gained a lot of visibility and press acclaim. Since then, she’s been busy dropping EPs, mixtapes and preparing material for a debut album. But I feel like this young North Londoner is just getting started. In addition to leading her quiet hip hop revolution in the UK, Little Simz continues to produce a ton of content and get her voice out there. It’s rare to find an artist who is as talented as they are prolific. “Guess Who” is a chill track that features a number of other rappers from the SPACE AGE music family. (Whoever is the beat maker deserves a raise.) If you like what you hear, you should really check out more of her stuff. She’s worth the listen!
Side bar: I also included a second link to one of her tracks so you could get a feel for her live performances. Absolute FIRE.