2016 CORNER AWARD
INAUGURAL CORNER AWARD RECIPIENT
SAMPA THE GREAT
Given her complete obscurity not that long ago, the rise of Sampa the Great has been spectacular to watch. Born in Zambia & raised in Botswana, Sampa Tembo found a love for hip-hop at an early age. Her upbringing and life experience inform her lyrics, which cover political & societal imbalances in a meaningful way, tackling heavy themes with a light touch. She quickly understood that music was her way to speak from one soul to another.