Sampa The Great creates a feeling of home on her debut album "The Return". A characteristic record whose reference points range from classical hip hop to old South African traditions
At "The Return" Sampa has won a number of respected musical partners and collaborators for the production of the album. Mixed by Jonwayne (Stones Throw), MsM (Skepta/ Boy Better Know) and Andrei Eremin (GRAMMY nominated for his collaborations with Hiatus Kaiyote and Chet Faker), the productions are by Silentjay, Slowthai producer Kwes Darko, Clever Austin (Perrin Moss/ Hiatus Kiayote), Blue Lab Beats and Syreniscreamy.
The album also features collaborations with Ecca Vandal and the London jazz collective Steam Down. Many of them come from a network Sampa has built since she first appeared on Sydney's hip hop and jazz freestyle nights in 2015 as a newcomer after studying in San Francisco and L.A.. Since then she has performed with Denzel Curry on his breakout track "Black Balloons" for Triple J's "Like A Version" session and toured the world with Kendrick Lamar, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Thundercat, Joey Bada$$$, Hiatus Kaiyote, Noname, Ibeyi and Little Simz.