Beats | Little Simz

Every Friday, our Music Ed Vicky James rounds up the hottest artists, releases and music news of the week. 

North London’s Little Simz is the rising star of rap. Dropping her first track live at Islington Academy at just 11 years old, this girl’s been hotly tipped by Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z and is one of the most recognisable sounds of 2015.

The video for her latest track Gratitude feat. The Hics dropped this week. Taken from her debut album A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons, it’s documentary-style visual delivers a powerful political message echoed by Simz’s evocative and hard-hitting lyrics. It's music that means that little bit more...