Sampa the Great

INFORMATION

Artist Birtday : 05/06/1993 (Age 26)
Born In : Australia
Occupation(s) : Poetsinger-songwriterrapper
Genres : Hip hop, Pop
Agent : Ninja Tune
Web Site : sampathegreat.com

Sampa the Great born as Sampa Tembo is a Zambian-born musician based in Australia. Her latest single ‘Final Form’ was released on 5th June 2019 alongside an official video representing her first new music for 2019 that sees her fiercely deliver lyrical entanglement with a warm, tightly wound beat.

In her biography at sampathegreat.com it says she was born in Zambia, raised in Botswana, and now based in Melbourne, her upbringing continues to bear an influence on her music. Moving to Australia six years ago, the connections she made there have propelled her to where she now stands.

Living in Sydney when she first arrived, it was the shock of losing a close friend which prompted her to take the leap to try to become an artist. Going to the city’s weekly Jazz Hip-Hop Freestyle sessions for the first time, she went onstage to join the band and continued to go there each week, building up a network of like-minded music heads.

It was there that she connected with producer Dave Rodriguez (Godriguez), who she worked with on 2015’s “The Great Mixtape” and again for the ‘Blue Boss’ single. In 2016 Sampa released “Heroes Act 2” a collaboration with Estelle and Rahki as part of a project with Red Bull Sound Select.

Following the success of “BEE9”, Sampa capped off 2018 with new single ‘Energy’ – premiered via Zane Lowe’s show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and clocking up over 1M views on Youtube. She also recently collaborated with Denzel Curry on his Triple J ‘Like A Version’ session.

 

ARTIST PHOTO

Zambian-born musician based in Australia Sampa Tembo

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