'As Above, So Below' is the anticipated new album from Zambian-born Botswana-raised poet and rapper, Sampa The Great. It follows her triumphant debut 'The Return', and took shape after Sampa relocated home to Zambia during the pandemic.
The record's 11 tracks span hip-hop, neo-soul, Zamrock, Amapiano and Southern African rap. Songs are anchored by Sampa The Great’s spoken word in the Zambian-rooted language of Bemba.
Lyrics reflect on memories of Africa while also looking to the future of Africa’s relationship with the world and its global communities. Across the album Sampa also explores themes of authenticity. womanhood, and community. Central to 'As Above, So Below' is the figure of Eve, Sampa's image of her ideal self. Eve appears in the lyrics as well as the album's videos.
Joining Sampa on this journey is an impressive ensemble of friends and family, from her sister Mwanjé to Angélique Kidjo, Denzel Curry, Joey Bada$$, Kojey Radical, WITCH, Chef 187, and Tio Nason amongst others.
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As Above, So Below
Sampa The Great