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OriginSeattle, Washington, United States
GenresAlternative hip hop, jazz fusion, soul, R&B
Years active2008–2016
LabelsSub Pop Records
Associated actsShabazz Palaces
MembersCatherine 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. Their first album, Awe Naturale, was released in 2012. In 2016, they formally announced that they were ending the group.

Cat Harris-White performing as part of THEESatisfaction in Seattle in 2009
Stas Irons performing as part of THEESatisfaction in Seattle in 2009


Irons was born and raised in Tacoma, while Harris-White was born and raised in Hawaii and Seattle.[1] The duo met in 2008 while attending the University of Washington. Irons, the rapper of the duo, frequented Harris-White's open mic performances. Irons 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] They released their second and final album, Earthee, on February 24, 2015.

THEESatisfaction announced in May 2016 that they had decided to "end the group" to "rest, reflect & grow independently."[5]

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  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.
  5. ^ "THEESatisfaction". Retrieved April 6, 2017.

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