Sampa The Great
SAMPA THE GREAT released one of the most quietly impressive albums of 2015 and that’s a fact. Born in Zambia, raised in Botswana and now based in Sydney, the multi-talented hip-hop artist got all the people talking with her astonishing debut release The Great Mixtape. Sampa weaves dense lyrical mazes with her verses, drawing listeners into a lush, imaginative world. Her music ranges from spoken-word to pure hip-hop rapping, with stops at psychedelic and bluesy waypoints in between; it's the sound of an adventurous young mind pushing out against all boundaries. With a recent support slot for Kendrick Lamar under her belt and an anticipated EP out next month, Sampa The Great is on fire.