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September 25, 1976 in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Santigold (born Santi White on September 25, 1976) is a musician, songwriter and producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA who formerly went under the stage name Santogold. She is perhaps best known for the song L.E.S. Artistes which became a hit in the UK and on American alternative radio. In February 2009, she officially changed her stage name to Santigold as a result of infomercial jeweller Santo Gold threatening legal action against White and her label Downtown Records. White was lead singer of the Philadelphia-based punk rock band Stiffed, but while in the band, she was offered a solo contract.
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The first song I heard of her is this and I fell in love instantly. Amazing groove and voice. Simple rhymes but full of truth. A glimpse at how life in Brooklyn goes and at her own life there. A nice statement to all those that never believed in her and her stunning talent.
Singing because of your passion to sing, not caring about whether your voice will be heard or not, whether your name is gonna be displayed on charts or not and not in order to become famous. Well that's rare. Santigold always knows how to make the difference out there, many many reasons to love her and her music.
Nowadays no matter what you want to achieve is very hard to make your voice be heard and your talent to shine. People get on the top not because they love something and they do it good but because of money and acquaintances they happen to have. That's a song not for this kind of people but for those struggling alone to get somewhere and make it happen.