Little Simz - Drop 6
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
User Score
Based on 423 ratings
2020 Ratings: #572
Liked by 13 people
May 6, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
AWAL / Label
UK Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Clash
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.
80
DIY
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.
77
Pitchfork

This confinement prevents the EP from reaching GREY Area’s heights, but Drop 6 still contains deeply affecting moments—particularly when Simz lands on cautious, conditional optimism.

60
NME
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.
60
God Is in the TV

At just under 13 minutes this release acts as more of an opportunity to check in with Simzy during this weird moment in global history rather than a fully-fledged, meaty project. Having said this, it’s the best isolation project I’ve heard so far.

JeremiahMurphy
70
Yeah, it’s no Grey Area but no one should be expecting something on the level of that because it’s an EP. I found this to be a pack of solid Little Simz songs that are just good. Nothing breathtaking or great but I enjoyed it a lot.
Oreox4
80
I mean it's great but i was expecting a lot more to follow up grey are which i believe is a masterpiece. It's very hard to follow up something like that though. I feel like everything about GREY area was better than this but let's not focus on the negatives here. We got a nice concise EP here. With some still great rapping ability and flow choices. It's very good. I like it but it'm underwhelmed.

might bang, might not: 77/100 (Good)
one life, might live: 86/100 (Great)
damn right: 82/100 ... read more
Plats
70
It has some great, raw production and a few really good highlights. But after the rousing success of "GREY Area", one of the best albums of 2019, this EP feels disappointing. Little Simz, despite more of her talent coming through on this EP, suffers from some underwhelming writing that lacks the introspection of her last album.

Fav Tracks: where's my lighter; might bang, might not; you should call mum

Least Fav Track: damn right

Score:
7
Good
MinatoArisato
65
A nice EP with some good highlights but ultimately just feels forgettable.

Best Track: might bang, might not
Worst Track: damn right
MothaOfMotha12
48
«GREY Area, but worse»

I was a huge fan of rap music (and still still like it these days), with it being almost the only genre I would listen to. But nowadays, I lean into more pop and electronic territories, and never feel excitement for a new hip hop record. But Little Simz is an artist I am really interested in, especially after listening to Grey Area. She has this badass attitude and charisma, with her definitely being one of the most confident women in rap music. "I'm a ... read more
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Track List

  1. might bang, might
  2. not one life, might live
  3. damn right
  4. you should call mum
  5. where’s my lighter [ft. Alewya]
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