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SAMPA THE GREAT UNVEILS ICONIC MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LET ME BE GREAT” FEATURING ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

LISTEN TO “NEVER FORGET” IN THE TRAILER FOR BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

NEW ALBUM AS ABOVE, SO BELOW OUT NOW

Following the release of her acclaimed sophomore album, As Above, So Below, Zambian poet and rapper, Sampa The Great unveils the music video for “Let Me Be Great” featuring Angélique Kidjo — out today via Loma Vista Recordings. On Thursday, “Let Me Be Great” made its global broadcast premiere on BET Soul, BET Jams, MTV Live, Yo! MTV, MTVU, as well as on the Paramount Times Square billboard.

Set in an animated CGI world, the hyperreal clip sees Sampa backdropped by towering metallic sculptures, intertwined and rising from expansive natural landscapes. Directed by Pussykrew, scenes of mutating chromatic tendrils fusing with blossoming vines and mountain peaks serve as a reflection of Sampa’s prismatic musical universe — a vision of Afro-futurism that pays homage to Africa, while heralding its future. Featuring Beninese musical legend Angélique Kidjo, the anthemic “Let Me Be Great” captures Sampa The Great’s journey to authenticity and self-empowerment, and simultaneously serves as an outlet for Sampa to celebrate Kidjo’s trailblazing influence in the musical output of the African diaspora.

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As a career-eclipsing record, As Above, So Belowtraverses Sampa’s memories of Africa while looking to the future of Africa’s relationship with the world and its global communities. As Above, So Belowarrived to praise in The New York Times, RollingStone, The FADER, NPR, Vulture, Teen Vogue, W Magazine, Grammy.com, Spin, Wonderland, and more. Most recently, acclaimed single “Never Forget”soundtracked the trailer for Marvel’s forthcoming blockbuster ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’.

After the postponement of 2021’s inaugural and highly anticipated An Afro Future tour, Sampa delivered a spectacular run of rescheduled live performances across Eora/Sydney and Naarm/Melbourne, and travelled the globe to perform at Glastonbury, Primavera Sound and Lollapalooza Festivals, plus make her debut at Coachella 2022. Sampa’s forthcoming Hamer Hall shows follow her recent support of Billie Eilish on her Happier Than Ever Tour, and Sampa’s headline show at Eora/Sydney’s Phoenix Central Park. 

This year’s shows mark the first opportunity for fans to see Sampa in live format with her full band from Zambia, bringing the ambitious artistic universe of “Let Me Be Great” to life onstage. With “Let Me Be Great”, Sampa remains one of the world’s most daring artists to continually challenge and connect visions of self, African womanhood and the African diaspora to a greater conversation in an eagerly listening global community.

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AS ABOVE, SO BELOW Tracklisting:

1. Shadows 

2. Lane feat. Denzel Curry 

3. Never Forget feat. Chef 187, Tio Nason, Mwanjé

4. Mask on feat. Joey Bada$$ 

5. BONA 

6. Can I Live feat. W.I.T.C.H 

7. Imposter Syndrome feat. James Sakala

8. Tilibobo 

9. Lo Rain feat. Mwanjé 

10. IDGAF feat. Kojey Radical 

11. Let Me Be Great feat Angélique Kidjo

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