Samuel Bazawule (born in 1982), known by the stage name Blitz the Ambassador, is a Ghanaian -Americain - Hiphop artist and visual artist based in Brooklyn, USA.
He is the third of four children and attended the renowned Achimota School. While in school he amassed awards for his visual art, but later developed an obsession with hip hop music after hearing his older brother play the classic hiphop albums.
Drawing on his love for history and social observation, he began to research and write historically-loaded rhymes for which he became famous in school.
After graduation from Achimota School in 2000, Blitz (as he had come to be known) recorded a verse on an eponymous song by popular local artist "Deeba" which gained him instant notoriety and received an award for best new artist at the 2000 Ghana Music Award.
Soon after, in 2001, he moved to the USA to study at Kent State University in Ohio. It was while studying for his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration that he developed his skills as a live artist, performing at several live under the moniker Blitz.
After graduation, Blitz moved to New York City to pursue his dream. In NYC, Blitz recorded another album, "Double Consciousness" (2005), and more recently he released "Stereotype", a live-instrument-heavy musical exploration, that tests the limits of Hip Hop. Drawing from his diverse musical background, he immersed himself in the project with explicit intent of changing Hip Hop forever. In order to achieve the live sound he was looking for, he formed a band, The Embassy Ensemble, and brushed off his own djembe skills.
After three long years of recording, Blitz took the album to several major labels. Getting the major label run around one to many times, Blitz decided go it alone. He established a label, EMBASSY MVMT and is now connected to "The Roots" community initiative "Okayplayer".
In late 2009, he was chosen as of one Beyond Race Magazine's "50 Emerging Artists," resulting in a spot in the publication's #11 issue (with Bodega Girls and J. Cole on the cover), as well as an exclusive Q&A for the magazine's site.