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Sampa the Great - Blue Boss
Dec 14, 2015
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186 times
Why do we like this?

Sampa the Great might just be my favorite Australian discovery of the year. Born in Zambia and based in Sydney, this year alone has seen her release a 12-track mixtape, a 6-track Hiatus Kaiyote mashup/remix release, nationwide touring, and more. She's already booked in for a slew of summer festivals, and is even supporting the legendary Thundercat on his upcoming Aus tour. Pretty damn impressive, if you ask me.  

Her latest, "Blue Boss," opens on a swift, Spanish-sounding guitar melody, a stunning antidote to her uniquely thin-yet-punchy vocal tone. The percussive rhythm adds to that kind of Latino sound, as does the muted trumpet, adding a rich new colour to the soundscape. Her verses never quiver; she's slick, she's fast, and so lyrically illustrative.

Another incredible track from what is undoubtedly one of Australia's best rappers. Now is the time to get to know Sampa the Great. 


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