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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Minnesota-based rapper artist was produced by BJ Burton and features contributions from Bionik, Doomtree's Lazerbeak, Alex Nutter, N.A.S.A.'s Sam Spiegel, and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.
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  1. Dec 15, 2015
    82
    Hip hop needs a strong female voice today—one that matches the pop magnetism of Beyoncé, but with the political and social awareness of Killer Mike. With Big GRRRL Small World, Lizzo seems primed and ready to fill that spot.
  2. Dec 17, 2015
    80
    This is an album that sounds ready to take on the world.
  3. 80
    Big GRRRL Small World is a decidedly broader and more mature offering than 'Lizzobangers', and, in terms of Lizzo's long-term appeal, that can only be a good thing.
  4. Feb 23, 2016
    80
    She sells her message with having mad skills and swagger to spare.
  5. Dec 10, 2015
    75
    It's all delivered with sheer glee, and some of it is among the most wicked fun committed to record in 2015.
  6. Uncut
    Jan 12, 2016
    70
    The record as a whole is an energetic, infectious romp through trap, Auto-Tune, West Coast soul and warm balladry. [Feb 2016, p.78]
  7. Dec 14, 2015
    60
    Her Big Grrrl Small World is not yet at the level of Hill’s peerless Miseducation, but there’s a greater musicality afoot this time and a more generous emotional palette; less rage, more nuance.

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  1. Mar 1, 2016
    6
    Lizzo may not be the next great rapper, and it's often about "me" and womankind here, but she knows how to be a strong enough lady withoutLizzo may not be the next great rapper, and it's often about "me" and womankind here, but she knows how to be a strong enough lady without leaning on stereotypes, and a few moments have quite good messages. Expand