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Sampa The Great - Class Trip

Sampa The Great - Class Trip
Given her complete obscurity just over a month ago, the rise of Sampa the Great has been spectacular. A young woman hailing from Africa, she has set about making music that artfully combines natural style and energy with thought-provoking, socially-conscious themes. Equal parts artist and activist, she views music as language of the soul, transcending borders and acting as an agent for positive change.

Born in Zambia, raised in Botswana, Sampa Tembo found love for hip-hop at an early age, carrying it with her as she travelled and studied. Her life experiences inform her lyrics, which cover political and societal imbalances in a meaningful way, tackling heavy themes with a light touch.

It’s a quality that runs through her debut release ‘The Great Mixtape’, produced by fellow Sydney-sider Godriguez. Rather than using his work merely as a soapbox, Sampa delicately entwines her poetry through each beat, playfully switching styles to ensure it engages you on every level.

Like her many influences - both musical and political - Sampa hopes to inform and inspire, delivering her message in ways that are bold yet inclusive. “I’m great,” she proclaims, not as a boast but instead a rallying call. “You’re great. We’re great.”

About this track...

2015 MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, Triple R, Melbourne (VIC)

Class Trip is a spacious and brooding poetic act of introspection. Exploring the power of perception, interaction with our surroundings and the implications of self-analysis, this sleekly produced track delves into influences from traditional hip hop break beats and smokey urban jazz bars.

Number Of People In Act 2 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Sydney
Taken From The Release Titled The Great Mixtape
Copyright Holder's Name Sampa The Great
Media Servicing Date 2015-10-29
Main Genre Hip Hop
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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