Born in Zambia, raised in Botswana and currently based in Sydney, Australia, Sampa the Great is poised for a breakout year. Today, she releases her new EP, HERoes Act 2, featuring three tracks with Estelle and production by Rahki, out now with Red Bull Sound Select. New songs “Everybody’s Hero,” “The Plug,” and “Paved With Gold” can all be heard now on Spotify and Soundcloud.
With creative influences that include Mos Def and Lauryn Hill, the 23-year-old Sampa the Great is quickly creating her own musical path, paved with lyrics centered on issues close to her heart. She found a love for hip-hop at an early age and views music as the language of the soul, transcending borders and acting as an agent for positive change. It’s a quality that is consistent throughout her debut release The Great Mixtape, on which Sampa delicately entwines her poetry into each beat, playfully switching styles and engaging listeners on every level.
Following releases from Tennyson, Pell, and Xavier Omär, Sampa the Great’s HERoes Act 2 is the fourth release in this year’s growing catalog with Red Bull Sound Select, joining Gallant, River Tiber, G Herbo and more. Listen to all releases on SoundCloud & Spotify now.