Sampa The Great takes home the 13th Australian Music Prize

Congratulations to a shining light in Australia's music scene. 

In recognition of her soaring 2017 album Birds and the BEE9, Zambian-born and Sydney-based rapper Sampa The Great has taken home the 13th Australian Music Prize which includes a cool $30,000.

After piquing everyone’s interest with her smashing debut The Great Mixtape, the hip hop heavyweight has continually been racking up a cult following for her signature style and energy and thought-provoking and socially conscious lyrical offering.

Previous winners of the Australian Music Prize include A.B Original with Reclaim Australia, Courtney Barnett with Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit and Big Scary with Not Art.