Timbuktu (musician)

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Timbuktu
Timbuktu 2011.jpg
Timbuktu 2011
Background information
Birth name Jason Diakité
Also known as Timbuktu
Born (1975-01-11) January 11, 1975 (age 39)
Lund, Sweden
Genres Hip hop, reggae
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Years active 1990–present
Labels JuJu
Timbuktu and DAMN, The Park Festival 2007
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Jason Michael Bosak Diakité[1] (born 11 January 1975 in Lund), known under the stage name Timbuktu, is a Swedish rapper and reggae artist. Earlier in the mid-1990s, he started as part of rap Excel before going solo as Timbuktu. He has won many awards.

Biography[edit]

In September 2008 he released the single, "Tack för kaffet" via the popular torrent site The Pirate Bay.[2]

He is the son of Madubuko Diakité, a US born Swedish human rights lawyer and academic.[1]

Timbuktu has been hosting the music aid radio/television show Musikhjälpen during several years.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

As part of Excel
  • 1999: Bright Lights, Big City
Solo
Year Album Chart position
NOR
[3]
SWE
[4]
2000 T2: Kontrakultur 56
2002 W.D.M.D. (Watt's dö madderfakking diil?) 8
2003 The botten is nådd! 5
2005 Alla vill till himmelen men ingen vill dö 7 3
2007 Oberoendeframkallande 7 1
2008 En high 5 & 1 falafel 5
2011 Sagolandet 12 2
2012 Pusselbitar 37 5
Live albums
Year Album Chart position
SWE
2004 Live! (Timbuktu feat. Damn!) 56

Singles and EPs[edit]

As part of Excel
Year Single Chart position
SWE
1998 "Pump"
1999 "Allnite Long" 32
"You Move Me"
Solo (as Timbuktu)
Year Single Chart position
NOR
[3]
SWE
[4]
1996 "Lifestress" (Falcon & Sleepy feat. Timbuktu)
1999 "The Conspiracy"
2000 "Independent Moves"
"Naked Lunch" (with Promoe)
"MVH"
2001 "Pendelparanoia"
"Northface EP"
"Alla vet"
2002 "Gott folk" 37
"Jag drar"
"Ljudet av.."
"The Bad Sleep Well EP" (with Promoe)
2003 "Vertigo" (with Promoe)
"Ett brev" 52
"The Botten Is Nådd" 24
"Dynamit!" (feat. Peps Persson)
2004 "Alla vill till himmelen men ingen vill dö" 6
2005 "Det löser sej" (feat. Chords & Supreme) 19 31
"Stirra ner" 52
2007 "Karmakontot" 15
"Lika barn avvika bäst del 2" 51
"Fantasi"
2008 "Tack för kaffet" (with Dregen)
2011 "Kapitulera" (feat. Susanne Sundfør) 12
"Resten av ditt liv" 6
"Kom och håll om mig" 38
"Alla vill till himlen men ingen vill dö"
(rerelease of 2004 hit)
46
"Flickan och kråkan" 7
2012 "Fallskärm" 26
Featured in
Year Single Chart position
NOR
[3]
SWE
[4]
2000 "Rulla med oss" (Petter feat. Timbuktu, Peewee & Eye N'I) 34
2008 "Naïve" (Looptroop Rockers feat. Timbuktu) 58
2010 "Dasa Bala" (Arash feat. Timbuktu, Aylar and Yag)
"Let The Monkey Out" (Vinni & The Vagabonds feat. Timbuktu) 13
2012 "Kjører på" (Madcon feat. Timbuktu) 14
2013 "Svarta duvor & vissna liljor " (Kartellen feat. Timbuktu) 15

Filmography[edit]

In April 2010 Arash released a video for "Dasa Bala" [5] featuring Timbuktu, Yag and Aylar Lie, which was directed and edited by Fred Khoshtinat.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Timbuktu: ”Jag väntar fortfarande på den ärligaste texten”. DN.SE (2009-06-21). Retrieved on 2012-04-27.
  2. ^ "Tack för kaffet EP on The Pirate Bay". Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b c Timbuktu page. Norwegiancharts.com (2007-08-24). Retrieved on 2012-04-27.
  4. ^ a b c Timbuktu page. Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-27.
  5. ^ Arash "Dasa Bala" (Official Video) Feat. Timbuktu, Aylar & Yag. YouTube (2010-04-09). Retrieved on 2012-04-27.

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