• Saturday, June 13

Sampa The Great

Sampa The Great

Despite its rather impressive runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes, Sampa The Great’s epic The Return simply breezes by. The rapper and producer, born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, sounds vital and full of life with her vibrant combination of funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop, spoken word and traditional folk. The album takes a true-to-life look at Sampa’s worldwide search for her final form; from Africa to America, via Australia and back. Without question, the artist earned her spot on the shortlist of most impressive breakthroughs of 2019. And yes, Kendrick Lamar and her childhood idol Lauryn Hill think Sampa is pretty Great too.

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