1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Born and raised in North London, the young wordsmith known as Little Simz brings a new level of intelligence, creativity and musicality to the global Hip Hop arena.
At just 20 years of age, nothing could have prepared Little Simz for her meteoric rise over the past year. Charismatic, fierce and lyrically mature, the rapper and musician caught the attention of JAY Z's Life + Times platform in 2013, seeing them premiere her FOURTH mixtape BLANK CANVAS and Simz catapulting into a whole new stratosphere. That recognition subsequently won her an invite to support Schoolboy Q on his Oxymoron tour and saw her tipped to become raps next great hope by Complex, High Snobiety, XXL, Variety, The Independent and The Guardian to name a few.
But even with a growing line of high-profile stars queuing up to collaborate and offers from many a major label, Little Simz decided to head back to her bedroom studio to follow the mixtape with her debut EP E.D.G.E and release it on her own label AGE 101 in the summer of 2014.
The critically acclaimed offering (an acronym for Every Day Gets Easier) which married entirely original soundscapes with Simz' stellar wordplay, flow and content, shunned easily accessible big name features and only featured her Space Age collective, a young clan of North London creatives who Simz grew up with.
After a whirlwind year, which also saw her release three instalments in her AGE 101: DROP Series of mini-EPs, Simz can now count Andre 3000, Snoop Dogg, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Kano amongst many more as fans while her tracks continue to be spun by the likes of Zane Lowe, Gilles Peterson, Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Mistajam and many more.
Recently winning the 'Breakthrough Act Of The Year' award at the highly respected 10th Annual Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards and being nominated in two categories at the MOBO Awards (Best Hip Hop Act and Best Newcomer), where she also performed alongside veteran soul singer Candi Staton, all eyes are set on the young leader's next steps.
Pro Era’s own CJ Fly is all set to join Little Simz for select tour dates on her upcoming Welcome to Wonderland tour.
The FLYTRAP artist will make his first appearance on the tour during Simz’s stop in Philadelphia on Feb. 27. Appearing in concert alongside the British MC should give CJ a bit more momentum in his blooming rap career, but it seems like he’s giving himself enough of that as it is. The Joey Bada$$ affiliate is just two months removed from dropping his debut album, but is reportedly already back in the studio working on a follow-up for the project. Kudos to the kid.