Music / November 30, 2021

Irish Gig of the Week: Little Simz

Image from A Short Film by Little Simz, 'I Love You, I Hate You'
Music / November 30, 2021

Irish Gig of the Week: Little Simz

Words: Dylan Murphy

Jack Daniel’s and District share an authentic love for music culture and we thought who better to team up with to see out the year and celebrate the return of live music. Every week, we’re handpicking the must attend show in the capital, ranging from underground rappers in dimly lit rooms to rising stars on sold out tours. 

In a week that saw Kanye West and Drake drop their long-awaited respective albums, it was arguably Little Simz that stole the show. In complete contrast to her contemporaries on the other side of the Atlantic, Simz’ rollout was quiet in relative terms and placed emphasis on the music.

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert sees the London rapper put her personal journey under the microscope and stake her claim as one of the strongest voices in hip hop in a worthy follow up to the Mercury Prize nominated Grey Area.

It was just a few years ago, king of Compton and arguably the greatest hip hop artist alive Kendrick Lamar named Little Simz his favourite rapper. With the kind of storytelling on show on her latest LP it’s not hard to see why.

The resulting tour comes after Little Simz featured in Netflix’s Top Boy and her music featured on the Fifa 22 soundtrack.

Little Simz plays The Academy in Dublin on Tuesday 30 November.

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