The London based artist Little Simz took to the stage at the Roundhouse in Camden to round off a night of some of the hottest names in the global hip hop and grime scenes – past and present.
Little Simz set transcended barriers with the help of her band, covering everything from the piano low-lighters to bouncing renditions of her latest December release, Stillness In Wonderland. It’s not hard to see why the young star is getting so much attention from all sides of the music world; and of course when you can call on stage the likes of Stormzy and Kano, on top of Chipmunk and Ghetts earlier in the set, you know there’s a reason to sit up and pay attention.
Before Simz took to the stage it was the turn of Mick Jenkins, who commanded the stage and attention of the audience with renditions of his politically charged lyricism. Moving seamlessly from leaning onto the crowd talking about the motivation behind his message to bouncing around stage in energy outburst – the audience were only too happy to join Mick throughout the set.
The performances on Sunday kicked off the first weekend of the Roundhouse Rising festival that has been running for the week, showcasing up and coming talent on the big stage, and finishing with Sumochief on this coming Sunday 19th. Head down if you’ve get the weekend free!
Little Simz has just released her latest video for track, Picture Perfect. Check it out below…