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Little Simz performs live at Popload Festival on stage at Memorial da America Latina on November 15, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

Listen to Little Simz's New EP 'Drop 6'

The rapper recorded the entire project in April while in self-isolation.

British-Nigerian rapper Little Simz shares her new EP, Drop 6, which she wrote and recorded within the last month of being on lockdown.

The project sees the artist delivering witty, self-assured lyrics on tracks like "might bang, might not," "one life, might live" and retrospective lines on "you should call your mum." It features production from TDE's Kal Banx, OTG, Kadz and more, while singer Alewya features on the closing track "where's my lighter."

The Mercury Prize-nominated rapper announced she'd be releasing the project with an Instagram post at the end of April. She released the 5-track project on Thursday and will also be holding a live listening session on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter today at 7PM (UTC).


"Thank you for being the lights that you are," Simz wrote to her fans in a press statement via The Fader. "You're all needed, valued, appreciated, and loved. Not just by me of course and I am sure I can speak on behalf of everyone you hold dear in your lives close to you. This is a turbulent time but we don't fold. We don't come from that. We will always be fine."

Drop 6 is the artist's first release since 2019's GREY Area, which was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize. Since then she's appeared on the hit Netflix series Top Boy.

Stream Drop 6 below via Spotify and Apple Music.


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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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