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WWA 2016 // Introducing: Little Simz

October 16, 2015

As the second tier tickets for the Worldwide Awards go onsale, we’ve put together another intro profile to help y’all get a handle on the many bright and shining talents who are populating this year’s bill.

Up next is Little Simz, a 21-year-old MC from North London who’s already been getting props from hip hop titans like Jay-Z and Yasiin Bey. That kind of attention soon secured her a support slot for Schoolboy Q which gave her fast-growing profile yet another boost.

Crucial to what’s going to make Simz such a talent for the future is her resistance to taking the easy path. Her breakthrough release, the E.D.G.E. EP, shunned big name features in favour of the North London associates she grew up with in the Space Age Crew.

The plaudits she’s racked up already speak for themselves: last year’s Worldwide Awards saw her win ’Breakthrough Act Of The Year’ and she’s also been nominated for a BET Award (Best International Act: UK), and in two categories at the MOBO Awards (Best Hip Hop Act and Best Newcomer).

We had a lil’ Q&A with her to see where she’s at:

Where in the world…

…are you now? New York City

…inspires you? London

…have you done your best performance? O2 Academy Islington

…has the best food? New York

…do you go to escape? Chuck20′s House in North London

…do you most want to go? South Africa

… has the best music right now? London

And finally…

…how many languages can you say hello in? 6

…and can you prove it? Yes

Get your tickets for the Awards here.

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