Mercury Prize 2022: what rapper Little Simz’ win says about the UK independent music scene

John Street Emeritus Professor of Politics, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia Speaking after she won the 2022 Mercury Music Prize, Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo, aka Little Simz, was clearly honoured to be given the award. It wasn’t about the money (£25,000), or at least it wasn’t…
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