SBVRSL began sharing music from Sampa the Great back when she dropped The Great Mixtape. Now that she’s signed to independent London label Ninja Tune, Sampa isn’t wasting any time. Hear her flex on latest single “Rhymes to the East” below.
Sampa flows ferociously on “Rhymes to the East” over trippy eastern-influenced drumming, crafting a vibe that is almost undefinable. There’s a weighted feeling to her music, a seriousness. But it also contains a fierce and fluid femininity that distinguishes her from some of her would-be underground peers. Sampa just isn’t afraid of being great, however that looks or sounds…and it’s inspiring.