Sampa The Great’s ARIA Award Performance Is Being Hailed As One Of The Best Ever
Sampa The Great knocked just about everything out of the park and hurled the kitchen sink in for good measure with an incredible performance last night at the 34th annual ARIA Awards.
Performing from Botswana, the acclaimed hip-hop artist tore through ‘Final Form’, from her album The Return. She also included a deserved jab at the ARIAs themselves, saying at the beginning: “This industry — is it free, for people like me? Diversity, equity — in your ARIA board.”
The powerful performance is now being hailed as one of the best ever given on the award show.
Sampa bringing absolute fire and truth to the @ARIA_Official Awards. 🔥
— Zan Rowe (@zanrowe) November 25, 2020
Sampa uses her moments so powerfully
— Urthboy | Sunrise in My Head (@urthboy) November 25, 2020
The ceremony has moved on but I’m still thinking about that awesome @Sampa_The_Great performance #ARIAs
— Dom Alessio (@domalessio) November 25, 2020
Give Sampa every award, every platform, every audience, every microphone, every stage, every festival slot, every playlist spot, every bit of recognition that she deserves.
— Abby Butler (@abbzbutler) November 25, 2020
That is one of the all-time best performances at the #arias from @Sampa_The_Great right there. Phenomenal. 🔥🔥🔥
— Ti Butler (@tibutler) November 25, 2020
Watch the full performance below.
Sampa The Great picked up three gongs last night, for Best Female Artist, Best Hip Hop Release, and Best Independent Release.