10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ditching the zany, conceptual allusions of 2016’s Stillness in Wonderland, British MC Little Simz lays claim to her individuality on GREY Area. Her third full-length is straight to the point—a brooding, sincere look at how she stands in the male-dominated hip-hop landscape. “You do not scare me/No, you are not a threat/Anyone that want it/They can get it in a flash, no sweat,” she announces with brash confidence on opener “Offence.” Self-empowerment runs throughout Simz’s multihued electronic sound—over a minimal bass throb on “Boss,” she proves her worth to men who underestimate her skills, while on “Selfish,” she prioritizes her well-being on top of a slinky, Can-inspired drum beat. Simz throws out spitfire bars on “Wounds” (which features Chronixx’s brisk flow)—a reggae fusion that points her grime sound forward. Alongside dissonant strings on “Venom,” she asserts, “They would never want to admit I’m the best here/From the mere fact that I’ve got ovaries.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ditching the zany, conceptual allusions of 2016’s Stillness in Wonderland, British MC Little Simz lays claim to her individuality on GREY Area. Her third full-length is straight to the point—a brooding, sincere look at how she stands in the male-dominated hip-hop landscape. “You do not scare me/No, you are not a threat/Anyone that want it/They can get it in a flash, no sweat,” she announces with brash confidence on opener “Offence.” Self-empowerment runs throughout Simz’s multihued electronic sound—over a minimal bass throb on “Boss,” she proves her worth to men who underestimate her skills, while on “Selfish,” she prioritizes her well-being on top of a slinky, Can-inspired drum beat. Simz throws out spitfire bars on “Wounds” (which features Chronixx’s brisk flow)—a reggae fusion that points her grime sound forward. Alongside dissonant strings on “Venom,” she asserts, “They would never want to admit I’m the best here/From the mere fact that I’ve got ovaries.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Crow 1995 ,

Simbiii’s got it

Every time this woman drops a project it’s Heat🔥🔥🔥 the production unique yet feels classic her flow top notch her barz insanity constantly making you think

TZ Monster ,

Next Up 🔝

Just from hearing this first 2 song I can tell this will blow up. The flows & beats go insane

bktchens17235 ,

So so so good

Beats are on point. Lyrics and melodies and rhythm and everything are just so good and refreshing. Best $10 spent in a long time. ✌🏼😎

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