Timbuktu (musician)

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Timbuktu
Timbuktu at the Grammis Award 2013
Timbuktu at the Grammis Award 2013
Background information
Birth nameJason Diakité
Also known asTimbuktu
Born (1975-01-11) 11 January 1975 (age 47)
Lund, Sweden
GenresHip hop, reggae
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1990–present
LabelsJuJu
Timbuktu and DAMN, The Park Festival 2007
Timbuk.crop.jpg

Jason Michael Bosak Diakité[1] (born 11 January 1975 in Lund), known under the stage name Timbuktu, is a Swedish rapper and reggae artist. In the mid-1990s, he started as part of the rap group Excel before going solo as Timbuktu. On March 1, 2020, he published the well-received memoir, A Drop of Midnight. 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.

Biography[edit]

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

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

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

As part of Excel

  • 1999: Bright Lights, Big City

Solo

Year Album Chart position
SWE
[2]
NOR
[3]
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 3 7
2007 Oberoendeframkallande 1 7
2008 En high 5 & 1 falafel 5
2011 Sagolandet 2 12
2012 Pusselbitar 5 29
2014 För livet till döden 4
2018 En droppe midnatt
2018 Kärlekens Blandband
(with Damn!)
2021 Lullabies[4]
(with Mapei)
Du gamla du nya[5] 19

Live albums

Year Album Chart position
SWE
2004 Live! (Timbuktu featuring Damn!) 56

Singles[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
SWE
[2]
NOR
[3]
1996 "Lifestress" (Falcon & Sleepy featuring 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!" (featuring Peps Persson)
2004 "Alla vill till himmelen men ingen vill dö" 6
2005 "Det löser sej" (featuring Chords & Supreme) 31 19
"Stirra ner" 52
2007 "Karmakontot" 15
"Lika barn avvika bäst del 2" 51
"Fantasi"
Tolerância (with Simone Moreno)
2008 "Tack för kaffet" (with Dregen)
2011 "Dansa" (featuring Jan Lundgren, Dua Pannacotta)
"Kapitulera" (featuring Susanne Sundfør) 12
"Dödsdansen" (Single version)
"Resten av ditt liv" 6
"Allt grönt"
"Kamouflage (Invisible)"
"Kom och håll om mig" 38
"Det gör ont"
"Övertygad (True Believer"
"Alla vill till himlen men ingen vill dö"
(rerelease of 2004 hit)
46
"Flickan och kråkan" 7
"Snart tystnar musiken"
2012 "Cover Me - Københavnerkneipe"
"Stanna kvar" (with Damn!)
"Fallskärm" 26
2013 "Inte stor nog"
2014 "Triangeln"
2019 "Dansez"
"Falken"
"Bourgeois Shangri-La" 54
"Början på allt"
(featuring Eye N'I)
39
"Regn hos mig" 65
2021 "AOD" (featuring Snoh Aalegra)
"Viva"
(with Mapei)
"Bars från ett B-barn"
"Hela världen väntar"[6]
(with Junie)
66
[7]
"Comme ci, comme ça"[8]
2022 "Bästa vi gjort" (with Lamix) [A]

Featured in

Year Single Chart position
SWE
[2]
NOR
[3]
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 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)
2020 "Naken"[10] (Anis Don Demina feat. Timbuktu) 39
[11]

Filmography[edit]

In April 2010 Arash released a video for "Dasa Bala"[12] featuring Timbuktu, Yag and Aylar Lie, which was directed and edited by Fred Khoshtinat.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bästa vi gjort" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number four on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Timbuktu: ”Jag väntar fortfarande på den ärligaste texten”. DN.SE (21 June 2009). Retrieved 27 April 2012. Archived 25 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c Peaks in Sweden:
    • For all except noted: Timbuktu page. Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
    • "Början på allt": "Timbuktu feat. Eye N'i – Början på allt". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Timbuktu page. Norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Lullabies by Timbuktu & Mapei on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  5. ^ Dahlström, Mattias (20 August 2021). "Timbuktu rappar sårbart om föräldraskap". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Hela världen väntar - Single by Junie & Timbuktu on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 17" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Comme Ci, Comme Ça - Single by Timbuktu on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 17". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Naken (feat. Timbuktu)". Spotify. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  12. ^ Arash "Dasa Bala" (Official Video) Feat. Timbuktu, Aylar & Yag. YouTube (9 April 2010). Retrieved 27 April 2012.

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