RSS Feed

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

©2020, Nu Music Group Inc.

SAMPA THE GREAT MIGHT BE HIP HOP'S NEXT FEMALE HERO

December 21, 2015

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

Follow Sampa on Facebook and Soundcloud!

 

Please reload

the archive

"Fashun" is the latest single by LA-based singer, songwriter, and bassist Trip Carter. This dude currently plays bass for Sabrina Claudio's live band (will be supporting her on the upcoming Weeknd tour) and has songwriting/production credits for Felly and Sabrina Claud...

This track feels like finding diamonds buried in the sand on the beach, Its dripping in finesse sauce. With fun layered synths and fun falsetto vocals, Future Jr. of Australia brings us "Back To You".

He brings us back to the inspo:

"I wrote the song with a friend of min...

Andria's new single, "Coming Home To You,"  blends neo-soul, R&B, and jazz to create a sound that feels both fresh and familiar. It's simple production shines light on the elegant vocal delivery and fluttering harmonies. The 3/4 waltz timing pairs nicely with the sooth...

"Need A Friend" is the second single from Roman Rouge, a 21 year old singer from El Paso, Texas. Sharing the same hometown and producer as Khalid, many draw comparisons between the two, along with The Weeknd and Majid Jordan.

Here we have some effective minimal acoustic...

wordsbyjuni was born with a knack for telling stories, a love for hip-hop, and (thanks to his white friends), has a newfound interest in the indie alternative scene. Pairing these sonic influences with his ability to spin a nice yarn, juni’s songs tend to be poppy love...

Pop-powerhouse LU KALA returns with her empowering new single "Want You," co-written and produced by Terrence Lam (Drake/Rihanna, Alessia Cara, Kaskade, Meghan Trainor). The Toronto-based songstress paves the way for female strength with her bold, in-your-face pop soun...

Please reload

Listen to Top Music from the Toronto Music Scene on Spotify