Lila Simone‘s confidence permeates through her pen game, specifically in her speaker-knocking single, “Lil Mama.” Propelled by the commanding trap beat, Simone wastes no time “eating up the game like Hannibal Lecter.” The lyrics at hand not only explore the rapstresses’ undeniable charisma but also encourage women worldwide to show everyone what they’re made of! She couples her fire-spitting bars with crafty punchlines and an effortless flow.
In the first few lines, the “Global” femcee proves why she’s a hot commodity. Lila Simone is considerably one of a kind, so she expects others to follow suit. Her strong presence lures men in and makes some women envious. However, Lila informs both parties that she has no time to waste on unnecessary drama.
She raps, “Yea I’ma beauty/But I spit like a beast/It’s not Halloween/But he pulling out tricks/For a taste of this treat.”
“Don’t hit my line if you not talking profit,” Lila Simone also spits. “I ain’t got time for the he say she say/I run for bags like a muthafucking relay.”
Once the second verse comes in, Lila Simone continues to back herself. She follows these words of self-assurance with an urgency to protect her spirit. Yet, still, the emerging artist lets it known that she’s never “folding under pressure.”
“I got to stay cautious/I’m talking bout/New levels/New boss shit.” she raps.
Elsewhere, ‘Ms. Hustle’ explains the do’s and don’t when it comes to pursuing her. In the words of Latto via “It’s Givin,” don’t ever play [Lila Simone] like she’s average.
“You lucky if you get to wife me/This to rare/Can’t none compare/Ain’t no upgrade papi/Cause I bring the vibes,” she spits.
Lila Simone recently sat down with The Feature Presentation’s very own Amber Lé to speak about her creative process, being a femcee in a male-dominated hip-hop industry, and the underlying message in “Lil Mama.”