Her latest, and third, album GREY Area stopped Little Simz from being somewhat underrated. It’s one of those albums you can’t neglect, a career-defining and swinging masterpiece full of razor-sharp writing, lightning-fast bars and elastic bass lines. It’s no small thrill for us to welcome Little Simz to Way Out West.
Little Simz, real name Simbiatu Ajikawo, is the 25-year-old, London-born rapper who in 2015 dropped her debut album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons, following a steady stream of mixtapes and EP’s. Her sold-out gig at Debaser in Stockholm last year was nothing short of a triumph that once and for all established the fact that Little Simz is an entertainer capable of combining the personal and painful with the joyful and celebratory.
Little Simz will play at Way Out West on Friday August 14.