The British rapper delivers a hip-hop masterclass brilliantly combining a contentious message alongside a video shot at London’s Natural History Museum. Little Simz’s forthcoming new album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert set to arrive September 3rd via her own label Age 101.
As usual, it is with power and commitment that Little Simz, born Simbi Ajikawo, composed her latest track. Rapping with an open heart on a strong brass and drum instrumental background, the British artist tackles themes such as oppression, identities and skin color. These topics are particularly dear to the rapper, who has addressed them regularly throughout her career. Having been immersed in “experimental rap” since her debut around 2010, Simz has indeed always used her prose to denounce and convey messages, a characteristic that has even earned her compliments from a certain Kendrick Lamar on the other side of the Atlantic. Still in this perspective, the visuals of “Introvert” are equally powerful. Shot in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London, the video features poignant and dramatic images, building interesting parallels between classical paintings and the difficulties experienced by the black community in the UK.
To our delight, “Introvert” is just the introduction of a larger project that Little Simz plans to unveil soon: the “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert” album, scheduled for release on September 3rd. This project will be her 4th album and her first since the excellent “Grey Area”, released in 2019. According to the rapper, the project will be very intimate, dealing with family and love relationships. It will also tackle all the challenges and the contradictions of being an open and sincere artist in an industry that pushes its actors to build mental and sentimental barriers.
The album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is already on pre-order.
Listen to Little Simz on our Pan African Rap Playlist sur Spotify et Deezer.