Sampa the Great, Whosane search for “Heaven”

The final single from Sampa’s debut album, ‘The Return.’

Sampa the Great is back with “Heaven,” featuring Whosane of Cape Town-based reggae band The Rudimentals, the final single before she unveils her debut album, The Return.

On the groovy song, the Sydney-based rapper recounts a near-death experience over soulful backing vocals provided by Whosane and Sampa’s younger sister, Mwanje. “Have I told you ’bout that time where I almost died / Almost tried to fit in with a new tribe / Really I’ve never been the one to have my head heavy-set / But these days I feel heaven-sent,” she raps.

“‘Heaven’ is where I detail my encounter with a ‘near-death experience’—or so I thought,” Sampa said in a statement. “With this experience, and in most cases for people who experience such, it causes you to change your thinking patterns and evaluate the importance of certain things in your life.”


The Return will include “Heaven,” alongside previously released singles “Freedom,” “OMG” and “Final Form.” The record arrives next Friday via Ninja Tune.

Listen to “Heaven” below.

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