SAMPA THE GREAT MIGHT BE HIP HOP'S NEXT FEMALE HERO
One of my favorite records of all time is Lauren Hill's "Miseducation of Lauren Hill" and, for the first time in a long time, I'm hearing some of that strength, soul and charisma emerge from another female artist. Her name is Sampa and she just dropped a ridiculous mixtape.
Produced by Godriguez, "The Great Mixtape" is a beautiful collision of old school and new school and it serves as a flawless introduction for the Zambian-born rapper. Her poetry does not get compromised and the soundscape captures a vivid imagination that only an artist like Sampa would have.
I'm going to leave you with the first track I heard, which has some Lauren Hill influences, but go to her soundcloud and find a lot more of her music, that draws from the likes of FKA Twigs, Erykah Badu and more.
Enjoy "Blue Boss" below