Sampa The Great - Birds & The Bee9 - LP Colored Vinyl

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SKU:
c0019663
UPC:
5054429138733

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Specifications

Artist:
Sampa The Great
Album:
Birds & The Bee9
Format:
12" Vinyl
UPC:
5054429138733

Description

2019 repress on colored vinyl - Sydney-based Sampa the Great’s Birds and the BEE9 is an intriguing mixtape of Zambian-influenced rap and pop, drawing influences such as Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone. Birds and the BEE9 expresses what it is to go from ‘a healing to a healer’ in Sampa’s eyes. Opening with ‘Healing’ and closing with ‘Healer’ it seems like the album comes full-circle. The laid-back, traditional tones of the first track are blended with a modern bassline that slowly appetizes the listener. She depicts flowers, birds but also the wounds and physical pains. A lot of her tracks are beautiful, yet she uses them as a way to depict harsh realities.

On ‘Protect Your Queen’, she encapsulates the essence of the album, affirming herself as a talented rapper but also drifting into spoken word poetry. On ‘Black Girl Magik’, she sounds sentimental and vulnerable at times yet delves into the political with lyrics like, “No I’m not your voice, I just wanna be equal”. She shows real talent by being able to touch on these thought-provoking, socially-conscious themes and mix them into her music with ease in such a soulful way. Sampa The Great’s captivating fusion of soul, jazz and hip-hop is what makes this album so inspiring and original, and marks her as one of the most exciting talents emerging at the moment.
A1Healing
A2Flowers
A3Protect Your Queen
A4Rhymes To The East
A5Can I Get A Key
A6Black Girl Magik
A7Casper
B1Karma The Villian
B2Bye River
B3Inner Voice
B4The Truth
B5I Am Me
B6Healer

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