- 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
Genre = Hip hop,
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 reggaeartist. He was raised in Swedenand 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 bluesas 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, Copenhagenand 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 Looptroopand Snook.
In September 2008 he released the single, Tack For Kaffet via the popular torrent site The Pirate Bay.
* 1999 – Excel - "Bright Lights, Big City"
* 2000 – Timbuktu - ""
* 2002 – Timbuktu - "
* 2003 – Timbuktu - "
The Botten Is Nådd"
* 2004 – Timbuktu - "Live! feat. damn!"
* 2005 – Timbuktu - "
Alla vill till himmelen men ingen vill dö"
* 2007 – Timbuktu - "
=Singles & EPs=
Swedish hip hop
* [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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