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Live Review: Sampa the Great makes triumphant return with "Everybody's Hero"

1 May 2017 | 8:41 pm | Sonny Thomas

SAMPA THE GREAT has made a triumphant return with her latest single "Everybody's Hero".

SAMPA THE GREAT has made a triumphant return with her latest single, "Everybody's Hero".

"Everybody's Hero" is the first taste of Sampa's much awaited HERoes Act 2 EP due May 12. The track was recorded and produced at Red Bull studios in Paris by Rakhi, who is better known for producing the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller and Ab-Soul. Like the rest of the EP, this track is also features Estelle.

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The track is carried by Sampa's flow, accompanied by a driving rhythm and cool instrumentation. It's one that will no doubt carry well to her live set, in which she performs with a live band. "Everybody's Hero" is an emotional call out to the inability of being everybody's hero, and instead being your own.

The Zambian-born, Botswana-raised emcee now based in Sydney first burst into Australia's hearts in 2015 with her debut release, The Great Mixtape. She then went on to receive mainstream attention supporting Kendrick Lamar on his Australian tour as well as headlining festivals such as Golden Plains, Sugar Mountain, WOMAD and Laneway. She has now proved to be a staple in the Australian hip-hop community and is well known for her collaborations with Remi. 

You can catch Sampa the Great and Remi on their Fire Sign tour over the next few months with dates all across Australia.

Friday, June 9 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney - tix available HERE

Saturday, June 10 - The Cambridge, Newcastle - tix available HERE

Friday, June 16 - 170 Russell, Melbourne - tix available HERE

Friday, June 23 - Capitol, Perth - tix available HERE

Saturday, June 24 - Fat Controller, Adelaide - tix available HERE

Saturday, July 7 - Beachfront Hotel, Darwin - tix available HERE

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