Red Bull recently launched their 20 Before 16 project, a series of collaborations between highly rated young artists.
British rapper Little Simz stepped into the booth with Canadian avant hip-hop instrumentalists BadBadNotGood, working on a fresh track. 'Our Conversations' is the result.
The arrangement is expansive, flirting with jazz influences - the soprano sax, the nimble bass line - while remaining devoutly within the hip-hop sphere.
Little Simz rises to the challenge, her flow working effortlessly within the complex rhythm while the lyrics have rarely hit harder: "I know the feeling when you're seen but never heard... crazy ain't it?"
Check it out now.
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