Sampa The Great
The Great Mixtape

Wondercore Island Records

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A TAV Curator’s Pick.

Featured Laneway Festival Singapore 2017 Artist

““It’s a search for creativity, laughter, purpose & rhythms.” With those four simple terms, Sampa The Great describes her astonishing newest release, “The Great Mixtape.” Hailing from Sydney by way of Zambia, Sampa has a penchant for poetry and weaves dense lyrical mazes with her verses, drawing listeners into a lush, imaginative world. Her music bonds 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. To listen is to learn.

“The Great Mixtape” hits its stride on “Jamal,” a bright bit of jazzy hip-hop over which Sampa ignites brainstorms. The entire record was produced by Australian beatmaker Godriguez, who deserves abundant praise for his progressive tones and wide-spanning style. “The Great Mixtape” contains sounds both classic and completely new, like a Digable Planets record that really did arrive from another, funkier planet. Acts like Hiatus Kaiyote and Kimbra have been proving for years that R&B is alive and well down under; now, The Great Sampa and Godriguez have done the same for hip-hop. With such a fantastic new release now logged, we can only expect to hear more and more from Sampa.” – Okayplayer

“Zambian-born, Botswana-raised rapper, poet and singer-songwriter Sampa The Great is sharing her 12-track debut mixtape on the Melbourne-based label Wondercore Island (home of Hiatus Kaiyote, Oscar Key Sung, and several others). The Great mixtape, produced entirely by Australia’s Godriguez, flows through a collection of experimental beats and left-field rhymes shaped by Sampa’s wide-spanning influences of Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, Thandiswa Mazwai, Asa, Nneka, and Yasiin Bey.

Sampa, who mentions that she first fell in love with hip-hop after listening to 2Pac‘s “Changes” in her cousin’s room, credits her youth in Africa for influencing her tracks’ political consciousness, “humanity, spirituality.. and highly increased… belief in self.” Highlights on the debut tape include the relentless, piano-backed bars of “Jamal,” the sample-heavy beatwork in “Revolution” and girl anthem “F E M A L E.”” – OkayAfrica

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Sampa The Great


The Great Mixtape


Wondercore Island Records


Vinyl, LP, Album



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Hip Hop


Female Vocals

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