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  • Summary: The five-track EP from the British rapper features a guest appearance from Alewya.
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  1. Jun 30, 2020
    85
    It manages to sound both isolating and uplifting at the same time, and really shows an artist who is honing their loneliness and boredom into creativity. It has helped me get through these long and strange months, and I highly recommend it.
  2. Jun 22, 2020
    80
    As something cooked up on short notice, it’s a glorious postcard from an unprecedented global moment, and a wonderful teaser for what is to come.
  3. Jun 22, 2020
    80
    The result is something genuinely startling. Raw, and often quite deliberately unfinished, the lyrics have a bullet point bluntness to them, with Simz aspiring to a level of direct communication other MCs can only marvel at.
  4. The Wire
    Jun 22, 2020
    80
    It’s a much rougher around the edges effort than 2019’s GREY Area, but it works because Simz is an alum of the pirate radio days; this is her forte. Sonically it’s a dream. [Jul 2020, p.59]
  5. Jun 22, 2020
    77
    Confinement prevents the EP from reaching GREY Area’s heights, but Drop 6 still contains deeply affecting moments.
  6. 60
    While musically not as memorable or gripping as we’ve heard from Simz previously, the stripped-back nature does play to Simz’s strength as a very relatable MC, drawing greater attention instead to her rapid-fire rhymes, earworm hooks and thoughtful turns of phrase.