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Music Exploder – Sampa the Nice


“Let Me Be Nice (feat. Angélique Kidjo)”



Sampa the Nice is a songwriter, rapper, and singer from Zambia. She was once based totally in Australia for years, however got here again to Zambia in 2020, in a while sooner than the pandemic hit. When she couldn’t trip, she determined to make her subsequent album there in Lusaka. The album is named As Above, So Underneath, and it was once produced by means of Mag44. On this episode, Sampa the Nice and Mag44 damage down the final music ““Let Me Be Nice,” which options vocals from mythical West African singer Angélique Kidjo, winner of five Grammys and one in all TIME‘s Maximum Influential Other folks. I were given to talk to Angélique Kidjo in her studio in Paris, and I spoke to Sampa the Nice and Mag44 in Lusaka. In combination, the 3 of them inform the tale of the way they made “Let Me Be Nice.”

You’ll purchase or move “Let Me Be Nice” right here.

Representation by means of Carlos Lerma.

For a transcript of this episode, click on right here.

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