Happy Birthday #BlankCanvas! Hard to believe it’s only been 12 months since @LittleSimz dropped this, considering all the crazy ish that has happened since then.
This actually the 1st project I worked on with Simbi (and it was her 4th mixtape) and I can clearly remember sitting on the steps outside XOYO in August when we came up with the concept for it and the animated cover, then Simz went away and over the next couple of weeks she threw down track after track daily, banger after banger.
Some tracks didn’t make it cus the producers had given the beats to other people (bet you feel like bitches now lol) but she crafted a classic pretty much single handed. Then we got that premiere on JAY Z’s @Lifeandtimes (s/o to @rachelccampbell for rolling with my last minute ‘of course they will want to premiere this mixtape from an unknown rapper’ demand lol), that @ZaneLowe play happened, that meeting with Sylvia Rhone happened, all on the sand day! Fast forward 12 months, SXSW and shows all around the world, countless ‘ones to watch’ lists, national TV appearances, becoming the face of @SoundCloud’s #OnSoundcloud campaign and 3 independent EP releases on her own label #AGE101… And we are only just getting warmed up! Salute King Simbi. Go grab #BlankCanvas and that New New #AGE101DROP2 and everything inbetween and before from LittleSimz.bandcamp.com BEFORE we decide to charge you for this great body of work. #Salute to everybody that has made this possible. Let’s keep killing em!