R&B & Hip Hop Records:

The Return (2LP + DL)

Standard Black Vinyl



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product


Available on orders $100 to $1000. Learn more


Pre-order to reserve stock from our first shipment. Your credit card will not be charged until your order is ready to ship.

estimated release date
Pre-order now to secure yours from our first shipment!
Pre-order Price Guarantee

If you pre-order an item and the price drops before the release date, you’ll pay the lowest price. This happens automatically when you pre-order and pay by credit card or pickup.

If paying by PayPal, Afterpay, POLi, Online EFTPOS or internet banking, and the price drops after you have paid, you can ask for the difference to be refunded. Find out more

If Mighty Ape's price changes before release, you'll pay the lowest price.


This product is expected to release on (estimated date)

Delivering to:

It should arrive:

  • 4 October using standard courier delivery


Sampa The Great creates a sense of home on her debut album – The Return. A characterful record, its reference points range from classic hip-hop to ancient Southern African sounds. Built on four years of personal and musical soul-searching, it’s an assured statement, the product of meaningful musical connections and of Sampa having to redefine her self-identity away from the comforts of family and old friends.

The Return is a reference to a physical journey, as well as a spiritual one; Sampa returned to Zambia and Botswana, where she recorded the videos for both Final Form – the triumphant single which sees her embrace the struggle of growing as an artist and OMG. Across every aspect of The Return, from the music and the lyrics to the visuals and the artwork, Sampa The Great returns to the foundations propping up her sense of self and in doing so makes a bold statement about who she is as an artist.

Continually reaching outwards, Sampa The Great has recruited a string of esteemed collaborators and peers such as Blue Lab Beats, Clever Austin (Perrin Moss of Hiatus Kaiyote), Ecca Vandal, Jonwayne, Kwes Darko (slowthai), MsM (Boy Better Know/Skepta), Silentjay and Syreniscreamy and London jazz collective Steam Down to create the album.

The album artwork features Sampa alongside a Nyau dancer – traditional dancers and figures that are found in villages across parts of Africa. For Sampa, the dancer represents the fear of the unknown which is often projected by the West when it comes to African traditions. She also wanted to rediscover her ancestors’ spirituality: her mother’s side of the family are of the Bantu ethnicity from which the Nyau tradition originates.

Fusing afrobeat, gospel, hip-hop, jazz, neo-soul and spoken, The Return promises the unexpected at every corner.

Release date NZ
October 4th, 2019 (estimated date)
Number of Discs
Box Dimensions (mm)
Product ID

Customer previews

Nobody has previewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Preview


Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...