So the 10th spot on the 2017 XXL Freshman of the year list is up for grabs and yes you’re probably thinking hold up! hold up! this is an American publication that more often than not tends to feature American artist, which is fair i guess – so why are Backstaaage talking about it???

Well, this year our very own Little Simz has been shortlisted, so we have the chance to see her get on that list. For those that are wondering what is this ‘XXL Freshman List’ it’s basically a pick of 10 Hip Hop artist to watch out for, similar to the ‘BBC Sound of List’.

Simz is up against some strong competition, with the likes of  Brooklyn’s own Casanova, Young M.A and South Carolina’ Nick Grant amongst many others. But we believe she can hold her own.

Whether Little Simz makes it on the list or not it’s good that she has been recognised as she has achieved a lot in her career so far which she can be very proud of and we at Backstaaage are proud too.  It would be nice to see one of our own on the list with the hope that it brings some more exposure to her and to what is happening in the UK right now.

So to all our followers and supporters lets vote for Little Simz to get that 10th spot. Click here to vote. Remember you can vote every 4 hours and voting ends on April 2 midnight.

P.S If you are in America between April and May check out her tour dates here and listen to some of Little Simz music below.


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