Sampa the Great Enlists Junglepussy for New “Time’s Up” Remix
Along with the official remix, the rapper announced the #TimesUpRemix competition for Black women and non-binary people.
A few months after sharing the original version, Zambian-born, Botswana-raised, and Australia-based emcee Sampa the Great is swapping the featured rapper Krown out for Junglepussy on the song’s new remix. Leaning less on an early-aughts hip-hop beat, the new version is a stripped back look at the single with more of a focus on the song’s lyrics. Proceeds from the track benefit Pola Psychology, a Melbourne-based, “culturally responsive” psychology institute aimed at addressing the mental health concerns of young African musicians in the community—learn more about the org here.
Along with the remix, Sampa announced the #TimesUpRemix competition, challenging her female and non-binary Black listeners to record their own verses speaking to the struggles they face as minorities. “All the Black Queens to the front!,” the rapper shared. “Give us your best 16. This one is for all our Black women! Who’s voices, especially in this genre, are often silenced or taken for granted. We want to hear your voice! We started this competition to hear verses from Black women and non-binary people all around the world. Speak on the industry or your experience, speak in vernacular, speak on how proud you are to be who you are. Whatever you do, speak as you!”