The 25-year-old born Simbi Ajikawo is one of the most talented and prolific pioneers of UK rap. Don’t just take our word for it – when Kendrick Lamar says you’re one of “the illest doing it right now” you know you’re doing something right and last year’s brilliant Mercury Prize nominated GREY Area (following two stellar earlier records) landed on a bold new sound.
The album uses everything from jazz, funk and punk to soundtrack her dextrous, tough-rhyming flow (“Venom” might be our favourite). If you’ve been lucky enough to see her live before, you know she’s going to set Larmer Tree Gardens alight. If not, well, you’re in for one hell of a show.