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YoureASkyscraper

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wendivdb

Hi!!! Big fan, just got Spotify wrapped and am in top 0.05% percent listeners heheee :) just wondering if the show in the Netherlands is gonna be rescheduled as I cannot wait to see you live :)))


Sampa-The-Great

100% will Just trying to work out new dates that work for the whole tour run🙏🏾 Thanks for your patience!


wendivdb

Sickkk cant wait :) hope you have a great time out there in Zambia 🙏🏼


KaJaeger

Hey, Sampa. I was at your show on friday and I'd like for you to know that you put on a helluva show. You brought it and it was quite the experience. As a Zambian, I am proud to see you fly the flag high. Can we expect another show in 2023 and which one is your fave Zamrock song?


Sampa-The-Great

Appreciate it! 🙏🏾 I love W.I.T.C.H - LIVING IN THE PAST Def doing a show in 2023, I can't believe I've never done a festival in Zambia yet. I should make my own festival 🙃


KaJaeger

Thanks for responding. Funnily enough, I'm at Roman's pizza Intercity and they're playing Tilibobo


Sampa-The-Great

GOOD taste! (pun intended)


Deadtomeiswhatyouare

Rap. How did it happen for you. What made you want to be a rapper.? And how does it feel being in the new black panther? Zambia ku Chalo 🇿🇲


Sampa-The-Great

Tupac- Changes Im a middle kid so I often felt like my voice wasn't being heard within the family dynamic .... so id often journal what I felt. My journals turned into poems and my poems turned into raps. Tupac- Changes, was the first hip hop song I can recall hearing at a young age. My cousin Chewe Sunkutu would play Tupac cassette tapes all the time When I first heard him it was like hearing a poet speaking over music. Every word was felt. I knew I wanted to be an artist then ​ Not just a rapper


iamtandy

Hey Sampa! You are the absolute GOAT and The Return is one of my all time favourite albums! Who would you most like to work with in the future, artists and/or producers?


Sampa-The-Great

Lauryn Hill Timbaland Missy Thandiswa Mazwai Asake Focalistic Sjava Janet Jackson Isley Brothers Kendrick off the top of my head lol


huckb613

Did the Lusaka show exceed your expectations coz from where I was standing in the crowd, the energy was off the roof.


Sampa-The-Great

Yes it did! I tried to go into it with no expectations But it meant a lot to me and my band to be received so beautifully


Comotose

Hi Sampa, you're amazing live! How do you come up with the dances for each show? How long does it take to practice for each performance?


Sampa-The-Great

With Afrofuture - Tiana Canterbury does my choreography 👑 She did my Choreo for Afrofuture Sydney Opera House and we used that same Choreo for Lusaka. She taught the Zambian dancers by sending videos of each song to them to rehearse They rehearsed for 2 weeks and got it in time for the show. So props to them for getting all the choreography down!


flowerbhai

Hey Sampa! Was first introduced to you with your feature on The Avalanches record in 2020. Given how collaborative that track/project was, I’m curious: who are some artists you really want to work with?


Sampa-The-Great

I got to work with Denzel would like to work with him again! and I'm just gonna repeat the list above lol "Lauryn Hill Timbaland Missy Thandiswa Mazwai Asake Focalistic Sjava Janet Jackson Isley Brothers Kendrick off the top of my head lol"


massiveyacht

No questions, just really enjoy your music, keep on keeping on!


Syders-98

Firstly, the show was amazing!! For a young artist looking to explore Southern African music/ Zamrock... Any advice on how to define the genre? maybe some go-to chords? polyrhythms? I'd love to have an hour lecture from you on this stuff.


Columbus_oreo

Hey Sampa, I’m a huge fan. I was at your show on Friday and it was probably the best night of the year for me. You and your band bring so much energy and bring your music to life in your performances. I really looked forward to watching you perform Can I Live with Jagari Chanda (WITCH) but that didn’t happen (I wonder why☹️). Anyway, I hope you have another show here next year. It would be lovely to have you back and hopefully this time you get to perform my favorite song on the album. Good luck on tour ❤️


Sampa-The-Great

Mr. Jagari was in the crowd supporting us and sent a lovely msg after the show. rehearsal schedules, timing and life made things a bit hard but it would be a dream to play with him live AGAIN 👀 for those who missed the first time! His energy is amazing Looking to have my Uncle Groovy Joe (Joe Kunda) at that show too!


finnmoo

Hihihi long time fan here! IDGAF is easily in my top ten tracks of the year, you and Kojey are such a great pairing Have always been curious, what happened with the Great Mixtape? Missing a good few of those tracks on Spotify, got it off bandcamp but just wondering what went down there


Sampa-The-Great

Just a lot of samples that's all lol I didn't expect it to blow up people 😩 Soon well get it back 🙏🏾


finnmoo

Sick sick, there's some playlists with Dragon Slayer shaped holes in them


TheBrainwasher14

Hope it comes back, Blessings is one of my favourite songs


GIGANTIC_DONG_MAN

Will your gorillaz collab ever release?


Sampa-The-Great

😩😩😩😩😩 If not Im down to make more music with those LEGENDS👑


Novel_Heat5365

Hi Sampa!. Thank you for this AMA. Greetings from Zambia. Enjoyed the friday show. My first ever BIG concert/ official live show. I'm a huge hip-hop fan but I discovered your music when I decided to explore different genres beyond what I'd call "generic rap" and I noticed your rap/music has a mixture of genre. Do you use allot of samples in your music or do you and your band create new sounds inspired by samples? ....... And who are your top 5 musicians/rappers of all time?


lumbombo

Hi Sampa, love your music and i finf it to be so positive, just want to find out what your creative process is like, when do you think you are at your best to write/record?


Columbus_oreo

Listening to your music, it seems to focus on artistic independence, feminism (black girl magic / energy), personal fulfillment (inner peace is the new success) and black excellence/a belief in Africa’s future while honoring its past. Where does this come from and why these particular themes?


Sampa-The-Great

Thanks for a great First AMA lovely people!! Looking fwd to doing another one of these 🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️ All the love!X


iko_b

What happened to born to be blue??? I have wanted to listen to that track but haven’t been able to locate it in streaming services