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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British rapper features a guest appearance from The Hics.
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Dead Body
Do you wanna see a dead body? Prolly not Real dark in the cemetery Where the souls lay, oh my What've I become, man I'm so high Quit killing my... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Sep 25, 2015
    90
    Snoop Dogg, André 3000, Mos Def and Skepta are all fans, with this assured debut proving why she's rated so highly. Better prepare that throne, then.
  2. Sep 25, 2015
    85
    Through ten booming orchestral tracks, A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons is a much-needed self-defensive assault on the industry. On labels. On genre and gender norms. On materialism. On blinding ego. On expectation. On the box so many people have attempted to put her in. So don't refer to Little Simz as a female rapper. Just call her king.
  3. Sep 25, 2015
    80
    Continuing to build her movement brick by brick, A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons finds the artist Little Simz flexing her superego while exposing the all too human frailties of Simbi Ajikawo. Proof positive she’s unafraid to stretch her musical limitations.
  4. Oct 14, 2015
    80
    Practically every bar the 21-year-old spits is full of fiery indignation, aimed not just at exposing (and undermining) entrenched social hierarchies, but at the insecurities that might also hold her back.
  5. Sep 30, 2015
    78
    The album’s language is intelligent but wholly straightforward, rarely witty and almost device-less; Simz always says exactly what she means.
  6. Sep 25, 2015
    60
    It’s a debut that leaves a feeling of an artist still working herself out.
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