Born and raised in South Africa, and now based in Australia, SAMPA THE GREAT created massive buzz with her debut, ‘The Great Mixtape’ in 2015. She has set about making music that artfully combines her natural style and energy with thought-provoking, socially-conscious themes. Bent on pushing the boundaries wove dense lyrical mazes with her verses, Sampa the Great conjures a lush, imaginative world, with music ranging from the spoken word to pure rapping; stops at psychedelic and bluesy waypoints called for attention.
In the vain of un-announced releases Sampa dropped 2 Soundcloud uploads ‘Blue Boss’ (Hitting #1 on Hype Machine and picked up by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, Reaching 1 Million Spotify plays in 2 months) & ‘Black Dignity’ added to Triple J Rotation. Her collaboration with Urthboy & Okenyo spawned the single ‘Second Heartbeat’ in early 2016. In March her collaboration with REMI ‘For Good’ hit the Triple J airwaves.
Sampa The Great has won over a wave of adoring fans, having been chosen to support Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote, Ibeyi, Little Simz and Fat Freddy’s Drop along with her sold out headline shows and festival slots at Golden Plains, Sugar Mountain, WOMAD & VIVID Live.
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