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Stas and Cat, THEESatisfaction
Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop, soul, R&B, electronic
Years active 2008–present
Labels Sub Pop Records
Associated acts Shabazz Palaces
Members Catherine Harris-White
Stasia Irons

THEESatisfaction is an American R&B hip hop duo based in Seattle consisting of rapper Stasia "Stas" Irons and singer Catherine "Cat" Harris-White.


Stasia was born and raised in Tacoma, while Cat was born and raised in Hawaii and Seattle.[1] The duo met in 2008 while attending the University of Washington. Stas, the rapper of the duo, frequented Cat's open mic performances. Stas recalls, "I was attracted to Cat's voice, I would go to the open mic and close my eyes and zone out whenever she sang. I finally had the courage to speak to her… it took a while."[2]

In 2011, Sub Pop Records signed the duo after hearing their guest track on Shabazz Palaces' 2011 album Black Up.[3]

The duo released their debut full length album, awE NaturalE, on Sub Pop Records March 27, 2012.[4]



  1. ^ "V Premiere! THEESatisfaction "Enchantruss"". VIBE Magazine. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Hoby, Hermione (March 25, 2012). "One to watch: THEESatisfaction". London: Guardian UK. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "THEESatisfaction on retreat". Impose Magazine. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Matson, Andrew (March 27, 2012). "THEESatisfaction mixes up great homemade hip-hop on 'awE naturalE'". Seattle Times. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 

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