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Rising R&B singer Sampha ready for his own spotlight with 'Process'

Rising R&B singer Sampha ready for his own spotlight with 'Process'

The vocals of Sampha — earnest and at times imperfect, while somehow forceful and fragile, often in the same breath — have an ability to cut through another artist’s song, regardless of the star power attached to it.

Just ask the sterling list of recent collaborators: Drake, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Solange, among others. Their songs have all been elevated by the presence of this rising 28-year-old R&B singer-songwriter from South London. Naturally, he has learned from them as well.

“I’ve been fortunate to be in the same room with people I admire musically,” said the artist born Sampha Sisay during a phone conversation last week at a tour stop in...

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