Lance Sampson (Aquakultre)

Lance Sampson (aka Aquakultre) is a singer, rapper, composer, bandleader and storyteller from northend Halifax (Uniacke Square). He first rose to prominence in 2018 when he won CBC Music’s Searchlight competition with a recording of his song “Sure”(CBC Music's Searchlight is a long-running contest that brings national exposure to new musical acts across Canada). A prolific creator, Sampson’s music and lyrics tells the story of his personal evolution and his place in community as an African-Nova Scotian. Aquakultre stands for equality, peace and unity, while standing with those without a voice in their communities. He won the 2021 Prism Prize, Audience Award for his “Pay It Forward” music video and was long-listed for the prestigious 2020 Polaris Music Prize for his song “Legacy” HONORS AND AWARDS: East Coast Music Awards 2023, nominated for African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Prism Prize, Winner of Audience Award, 2021 (for “Pay It Forward” Music Video) Polaris Music Prize Long List, Nominee, 2020 (for Legacy) The Coast Best Of 2019, Best R&B Artist & Artist Most Likely to Make It Big Music Nova Scotia Awards 2018, Winner: Hip-Hop Album of the Year (for Aquasocks’ HOLOS) JUNO Master Class, Graduate & Participant, 2018 CBC Searchlight, Winner, 2018 DISCOGRAPHY: 2022 - Aquakultre - “Don’t Trip” Album (Writing, Produced, Arranging, Lead Vocals) 2021 - Loser Supreme & Aquakultre – “Hit Woman” (Writing, Arranging, Lead Vocals) 2021 - Chudi Harris & Aquakultre – “Summer Night Songs” (Writing, Arranging, Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals) 2021 - Aquakultre – “Magic” (Producer, Composer, Writing, Arranging, Lead Vocals) 2020 - Penhorn Summer - Penhorn Halloween (Writing, Backup Vocals) 2020 - Aquakultre & DJ Uncle Fester - Bleeding Gums Murphy (Writing, Arranging, Lead Vocals, Co-producer) 2020 - Aquakultre - Legacy (Producer, Arranging, Guitar, Writing, Lead Vocals) 2019 - Aquakultre – “What It’s All About” (Writing, Lead Vocals, Arranging) 2018 - Aquasocks – Holos (Writing, Lead Vocals, Arranging) 2018 - Aquakultre - Silk Robington (Writing, Lead Vocals, Arranging)

Lance Sampson (Aquakultre)

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