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Who is Sam Dew from Kendrick Lamar's new track Savior?

Helen Williams May 13, 2022
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It’s been five years since Kendrick Lamar released a studio album, and now the 34-year-old is back with a brand new offering, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. Lamar’s new album dropped on May 13th and features 18 songs and collaborations with artists including Sampha, Summer Walker, Kodak Black and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons.

Another featured artist on Kendrick Lamar’s new album is singer Sam Dew. The vocalist can be heard on Volume 2’s Savior. So, let’s find out more about Sam Dew…

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Sam Dew features on Kendrick Lamar’s 2022 album

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born in Compton in 1987 and at the age of 16, he released his first mixtape under the pseudonym K.Dot. Nowadays, Kendrick Lamar is a globally recognized artist who had huge success with songs Swimming Pools (Drank), Humble, Poetic Justice, B**ch, Don’t Kill My Vibe, King Kunta and more.

Over the course of his career, Kendrick has collaborated with many musicians including Drake, YG, Jhené Aiko and more.

In 2022, Chicago-born singer-songwriter Sam Dew features on a song called Savior as well as Lamar’s cousin Baby Keem.

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Sam Dew’s career explored

Sam Dew is 35 years old. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and not only has talent in singing but he’s also recognised for his songwriting skills, too.

The Savior singer wrote the hook on Wale’s LoveHate Thing on his 2013 album The Gifted, he also wrote Lotus Flower Bomb which is performed by Wale and Miguel.

As well as Wale, Sam Dew has written for some other huge names in the industry including Rihanna, Mary J Blige, Jessie Ware and he’s co-written for Taylor Swift.

In 2021, Dew released his debut album, Moonlit Fools. He collaborated with singer KIRBY on GONE.

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Is Sam Dew on Instagram?

Yes, Savior co-writer Sam Dew is on social media.

With 12K followers, the singer-songwriter can be found on Instagram @sam_dew. He has a further 5K followers on Twitter under the same handle.

He also joined YouTube in 2014 and uploads his music to the streaming site. Dew’s 2021 album, Moonlit Fools, can be found on his channel. He’s also on Spotify with over 50K monthly listeners.

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After studying for her BA in Journalism at Solent University, Helen went straight into writing for GRV Media as years of binge-watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta finally started to pay off. Helen has been with the company for over three years, writing about reality TV and specialising in USA and UK content. Outside of work you’ll find her rustling up Nigella’s latest recipes, or at the beach walking her dog.