Born Simeon Arthur Hinds in Washington DC, Sim-E moved from Georgetown, Guyana, to Brooklyn, New York. There he was introduced to the emergent culture of hip-hop & the craft of writing rhymes. Always the percussive enthusiast, a Casio keyboard, mini-drum set, & tape deck, were all that were needed to make music. However, a chance encounter with super producer Tony Galvin (Pudgee the Phat Bastard, Trick Daddy, Young Jeezy, T.I, etc) introduced Sim to the trade of production and the art of beat making. Soon after, Sim released his first full length with group Lastrawze to critical acclaim & notoriety, due to exuberant lyricism & Sim’s “jazz spiked portraits” & “mournful horns”.
Sim-E’s 2nd release, & 1st solo effort, Sim-City, is set to debut his artistic talent to the world. Recently adding dj to the resume (rocking parties from Miami to LA, with 2 radio shows on Beatminerz, & True School Radio), Sim’s continued evolution as an artist allows him to take futuristic steps into hip-hop’s next chapter.
***SIM'S newest release is the Dope Folks Compilation "KILLED BY DEF: VOL.3 SIM-E" a split single with his early 90's group SCHOOL DAYZE (Pre-Lastrawze), and his new project "SIM CITY" which features SIM-E and guest appearances by Roc Marciano, Strong Arm Steady, and Smif N Wessun. Available at dopefolksrecords.com