English rapper and actress Little Simz performs at the Echo this week, so we sat down to chat with her about all that she has coming up…
L.A. WEEKLY: When did you start rapping, writing songs, performing — and when did you realize it could be a career?
LITTLE SIMZ: I started when I was 9. I’ve always been a performing arts kid, from doing dance, music and acting at my local youth club in North London, so I knew from a young age this was what I wanted to do.
Describe your style…
I always find it hard to describe my style because even though it’s hip-hop there’s so many elements and different genres incorporated. I like to fuse all different styles.
What’s the London rap scene like right now?
The rap scene in London is in a good place I feel. Everybody is thriving and it feels good to be a part of it.
What can we expect from your L.A. set?
Lots of energy! There’s lots of live elements through my album and I feel it translates well on the stage. This is my first time playing with my band in America.
When this tour is done, what else do you have coming up?
I’m cast in a Netflix series called Top Boy, so I’m excited to do more acting in the near future as well as working on more music.
Little Simz plays with April and VISTA at 8:30 on Thursday, June 13 at The Echo.