The Return By Sampa the Great Tells The Story Of Finding Home

Sampa the Great is a Zambian artiste whose debut album, The Return, is making a bold statement. The Return is a 19-track album which pulls in bits of ’90s R & B and hip hop, throwing in a little bit of jazz too.

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Sampa, was born in Zambia, raised in Botswana and now living in Melbourne. She has dropped several impressive hits before this with Ibeyi Kendrick Lamar and others.

The album has features from a range of artistes like Krown, Ecca Vandal, Thando etc.

About her album, she wrote in a tweet on Twitter,

Today I release a piece of my heart to the world. The Return is a journey. Prepare your heart that journey

The album gives you a feeling that Sampa is trying to find herself with regards to the idea of “home”.

In Mwana, The Return’s opening track, she says, “I guess I found my fortune,”  “I don’t need home to feel important.”

And in “Dare to Fly,” the rapper says: “Home is my home is my self … I will reside in myself.”

The Return lasts 78 minutes and is a complete pleasure to listen to.

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