Timbuktu (musician)

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Timbuktu på Grammisgalan 2013.jpg
Timbuktu at the Grammis Award 2013.
Background information
Birth name Jason Diakité
Also known as Timbuktu
Born (1975-01-11) 11 January 1975 (age 43)
Lund, Sweden
Genres Hip hop, reggae
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1990–present
Labels JuJu
Timbuktu and DAMN, The Park Festival 2007

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 the rap group Excel before going solo as Timbuktu. He has won several Grammis awards, the highest music awards in Sweden, including Lyricist of the Year and best Hip-hop Record of the Year.


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

Timbuktu hosted the music aid radio/television show Musikhjälpen from its start in 2008 until 2012.



As part of Excel
  • 1999: Bright Lights, Big City
Year Album Chart position
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
2014 För livet till döden 4
Live albums
Year Album Chart position
2004 Live! (Timbuktu feat. Damn!) 56

Singles and EPs[edit]

As part of Excel
Year Single Chart position
1998 "Pump"
1999 "Allnite Long" 32
"You Move Me"
Solo (as Timbuktu)
Year Single Chart position
1996 "Lifestress" (Falcon & Sleepy feat. Timbuktu)
1999 "The Conspiracy"
2000 "Independent Moves"
"Naked Lunch" (with Promoe)
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
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)
"Flickan och kråkan" 7
2012 "Fallskärm" 26
Featured in
Year Single Chart position
2000 "Catch Me" (Antiloop feat. Timbuktu)
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
2012 "Lava Cabeza" (Mashup International feat Timbuktu, VAZ, Gnucci)
2013 "Svarta duvor & vissna liljor " (Kartellen feat. Timbuktu) 15
2017 ”Like I Used Too” (Snoh Aalegra feat. Timbuktu)


In April 2010 Arash released a video for "Dasa Bala" [4] featuring Timbuktu, Yag and Aylar Lie, which was directed and edited by Fred Khoshtinat.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Timbuktu: ”Jag väntar fortfarande på den ärligaste texten”. DN.SE (2009-06-21). Retrieved on 2012-04-27. Archived 2009-06-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c Timbuktu page. Norwegiancharts.com (2007-08-24). Retrieved on 2012-04-27.
  3. ^ a b c Timbuktu page. Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-27.
  4. ^ Arash "Dasa Bala" (Official Video) Feat. Timbuktu, Aylar & Yag. YouTube (2010-04-09). Retrieved on 2012-04-27.

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