Timbuktu (artist)

Timbuktu (artist)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Timbuktu



Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Jason Michael Robinson Diakité
Alias = Timbuktu
Born = Birth date and age|1975|1|11|mf=y
Lund, Sweden
Genre = Hip hop, Reggae
Occupation = Singer, Songwriter
Years_active = 1990-present
Label = JuJu

Jason Michael Robinson Diakité (born 11 january 1975), known under the stage name Timbuktu, is a Swedish rapper and reggae artist. He was raised in Sweden and New York City. He sings primarily in Scanian Swedish, and occasionally in English. He has released four albums and is firmly established as a political rapper, frequently borrowing influences from folk music, American blues as well as West African and Jamaican music. Timbuktu has won Gold Record Awards in Sweden and Norway, and Grammy Awards in Sweden.

Timbuktu began rapping in the early 1990s, and quickly became very popular in the hip hop scenes of Lund, Malmö, Copenhagen and Stockholm. In the mid-90s he formed the group Excel with a Danish rapper. In 2000, his first album, "T2: Kontrakultur" ("T2: Counter Culture"), was released, produced by Breakmecanix. The double album includes one disc with tracks in English and the other in Swedish. While recording "T2", Timbuktu toured with Petter and Thomas Rusiak. He has also recorded with members of Looptroop and Snook.

In September 2008 he released the single, Tack For Kaffet via the popular torrent site The Pirate Bay.

Discography

Albums

* 1999 – Excel - "Bright Lights, Big City"
* 2000 – Timbuktu - ""
* 2002 – Timbuktu - "W.D.M.D."
* 2003 – Timbuktu - "The Botten Is Nådd"
* 2004 – Timbuktu - "Live! feat. damn!"
* 2005 – Timbuktu - "Alla vill till himmelen men ingen vill dö"
* 2007 – Timbuktu - "Oberoendeframkallande"


=Singles & EPs=

ee also

* Swedish hip hop

External links

* [http://www.jujurecords.com/ JuJu Records] Timbuktu's own record label
* [http://rbmaradio.com/ARCHIVE.153.0.php?extID=0&showID=395 RBMA Radio On Demand - Fireside Chat - Sofi Hellborg feat. Tony Allen & Timbuktu (Ajabu, Sweden)]
* [http://thepiratebay.org/special/timtack.php Timbuktu - Tack för kaffet EP on The Pirate Bay]


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