Sampa The Great (Sampa Tembo) is amongst rap royalty in Australia; the Zambian-born, Melbourne-based artist has built a loyal fan base down under thanks to her high calibre performances and creative outputs. Her solo and collaborative efforts with the likes of Australian duo REMI and producer Godriguez have attracted serious attention from some of hip hop’s heaviest hitters, leading to features from RnB songstress Estelle and production by Grammy award-winning beat maker Rahki.
After dropping 2 mixtapes in 2 years, Sampa returned with the latest addition to her discography “Birds and the Bee9” late last year- taking her tally to 3 Lp’s in as many years. It’s indubitable that her commitment to her craft is relentless; releasing such boundary-pushing art as routinely as she has, amongst international tours and support slots for the likes of Joey Bada$$ and Kendrick Lamar is truly remarkable. Sampa’s most recent release has received critical acclaim, being awarded the Australian Music Prize for Best Album of 2017 and on high rotation by some of the biggest radio hosts in the world ie. Zane Lowe and Ebro Darden.
On top of this, Sampa released her premiere music video in the form of the captivating video for Black girl Magik feat. Nicole Gumbe–the story of two young girl’s metaphorical rite of passage to becoming strong black women. Decked out in all-white Sampa delivers thought-provoking lyrics over silky smooth production; Check the video below and witness Sampa prove why she’s on her way to international stardom.
“Birds and the Bee9” is available to stream anywhere where music is accessible and you can catch her doing her thing during her upcoming intimate shows in Melbourne and Sydney with some incredible support acts. Get your tix through the picture below and #seeyouthere