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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Artist You Should Know: Santogold

Santi White attended Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then went to college at Wesleyan University, where she double-majored in Music and African-American studies. The artist got her pseudonym in the 1980s from a friend's nickname for her.[2] She worked for Epic Records as an A&R representative, but left the position to write and produce How I Do, the debut album from the singer Res.[3] In 2003, her father, a lawyer involved in a Philadelphia municipal government corruption case, died.[4]

Santogold was singer of the Philadelphia-based punk rock band Stiffed,[5] whose 2003 album, Sex Sells, and 2005 album, Burned Again, were produced by Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer.[6] While in this group, she was offered a solo contract by Martin Heath of Lizard King Records.[7] Her initial singles "Creator" and "L.E.S. Artistes" received attention from Internet media in 2007.[8] White also appeared on Mark Ronson's 2007 album Version, performing on a cover of The Jam's "Pretty Green".

Santogold Music:
LES Artistes
Lights Out
I'm A Lady
Shuv It

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