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Timbuktu (musician)

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. 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.

Timbuktu
Timbuktu på Grammisgalan 2013.jpg
Timbuktu at the Grammis Award 2013
Background information
Birth nameJason Diakité
Also known asTimbuktu
Born (1975-01-11) 11 January 1975 (age 44)
Lund, Sweden
GenresHip hop, reggae
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1990–present
LabelsJuJu
Timbuktu and DAMN, The Park Festival 2007
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BiographyEdit

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.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

As part of Excel
  • 1999: Bright Lights, Big City
Solo
Year Album Chart position
NOR
[2]
SWE
[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 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
SWE
2004 Live! (Timbuktu feat. Damn!) 56

Singles and EPsEdit

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
[2]
SWE
[3]
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
2019 "Bourgeois Shangri-La" 38
[4]
"Början på allt"
(featuring Eye N'I)
59
"Regn hos mig" 72
[4]

Featured in

Year Single Chart position
NOR
[2]
SWE
[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, 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)

FilmographyEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 Timbuktu page. Norwegiancharts.com (24 August 2007). Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Timbuktu page. Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 46". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  5. ^ Arash "Dasa Bala" (Official Video) Feat. Timbuktu, Aylar & Yag. YouTube (9 April 2010). Retrieved 27 April 2012.

External linksEdit