A tough-rhyming rapper whose approach is equally effective over jagged and smooth productions, Little Simz is also known as an actor. Born Simbi Ajikawo in Islington, England, she gained notice through her television gigs but saw music as her real calling. She released her first mixtape in 2010 and continued to issue free material (including Blank Canvas, a mixtape supported by Jay-Z's Life+Times website) for several years. Her 2014 was prolific, a period during which four EPs came out and impressed peers and DJs alike. In early 2015, she was crowned Breakthrough Artist of the Year at BBC DJ Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards. That September, she released A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons through her label. ~ Andy Kellman
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