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13 February 2009 @ 07:50 pm
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Santogold is now Santigold, but Santo Rigatuso's lawyer says it's not enough

According to a press release sent Wednesday, Santogold, the stallion-riding genre-mixer, has changed the middle letter of her name, thus becoming Santigold. The announcement goes on to explain, "She’s not telling you why, that’s just how it is. No unpronounceable symbol, no numbers where they shouldn’t be ... just plain ... Santigold."

In keeping with the "not telling you why" part, her representative has stated that he has no further comment. Of course, the singer's name is Santi White, but why bother with a name change now, after a tremendous wave of momentum that placed her debut album in nearly every 2008 Top 10 list?

White's name-changing fracas began, according to Stereogum, in November when a press release from the mtvU Woodies Awards referred to her as "Santi (the artist formerly known as Santogold)." The Prince-like name change didn't stick but it did draw attention to why she might've done it. Turns out that lawyers for an '80s infomercial/cult artist by the name of Santo Gold filed a lawsuit in June against White, Downtown Music and Lizard King Records, claiming name infringement. Santo Gold is seeking compensatory damages, an injunction barring the use of the "Santo Gold mark or anything substantially similar" and the recall and destruction of all items already in commerce allegedly infringing on the Santo Gold mark.

Wesley Pentz, a.k.a. Diplo, was also named in the lawsuit, which alleges that he used a sample of Santo Gold saying, "Now ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present in person, Santo Gold!" as the introduction to the Diplo-Santogold "Top Ranking" mixtape. This move, the litigation asserts, reveals the "true nature" of White's "bad faith and malicious intent to confuse the public and injure Santo Gold's career." Diplo's representation did not respond to Pop & Hiss' request for a comment.

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She should just go by Santi White so this guy will shut the fuck up.
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12 February 2009 @ 03:21 am
Wow, huge news. The artist formerly known as Santogold has changed her stage name.

Santogold is Now Santigold

No plans on changing this community name though. rofl.
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More fire! More fire! Airhorn noise! Siren noise!

Superstar Philly DJ Diplo has been throwing Jamaican dancehall records down in white-hipster dance clubs since the current idea of white-hipster dance clubs first became a thing, and he even managed to score a guest spot from reggae superstar Vybz Kartel on his otherwise downbeat Florida LP. Still, reggae's always been just one of the weapons in Diplo's DJ crate. But that could be about to change.

If Major Lazer, Diplo's dancehall project with fellow M.I.A./Santogold producer Switch, actually gets around to releasing an album, it could be the biggest white-hipster/reggae crossover since Chris Blackwell hired Sly & Robbie as the Compass Point Studio house rhythm section. (Let's all just pretend Matisyahu never existed.)

At any given moment, Diplo's juggling about a bazillion different projects, and he tends to update his MySpace blog in a way that makes a 15-year-old with a Blackberry look like Bob Woodward. (Seriously: "YOYOYOYOYO MYSPACE . ITS OUT OF CONTROL OVER HERE. I TOT 12 SONGS MAN I HAD TO FREAKIN GIVE TOM ONE OF MY LIVERS FOR IT BUT ITS WORTH CHECK OUT ALL MY NU CRAZY SONGZ..") But if Diplo's latest blog post is to be believed, this Major Lazer album is going to be nuts.

Here's the list of guests Diplo names: ex-girlfriend M.I.A., mixtape collaborator Santogold, missing-too-long R&B cyborg Kelis, breezy Queens hooksmith twins Nina Sky, and a seriously ridiculous list of dancehall mainstays: Busy Signal, T.O.K., Ward 21, Lexxus, Ms. Thing, Dr. Evil, Skerrit Bwoy.

Meanwhile, Decent Work for Decent Pay, Diplo's collection of remixes, is out this week on Big Dada/Ninja Tune.


also, Lil Wayne and some guy from Degrassi are on a remix of Unstoppable.
19 January 2009 @ 06:37 pm
Has anyone heard of Trouble Andrew? He's on Santogold's song "I'm a Lady" and she appears on his song "Bang Bang"... i think they're dating cos I found this photo of him and her on his myspace

he's got a free song on his website that you can download... and i've been following him on his twitter, which has been very entertaining. waiting to see if he tweets about santi!

31 December 2008 @ 05:18 am
Does anyone know the name of the Santogold Fan Forum, I forget the name of it but um, its probably the only one and it was semi active, white/gray scheme, good for finding mp3s...
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01 December 2008 @ 03:16 pm
Jay-Z - 'Brooklyn Go Hard' feat. Santogold produced by Kanye West.
Track of Notorious soundtrack.
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22 September 2008 @ 01:25 am
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09 August 2008 @ 01:28 pm

DOWNLOAD: Santogold - Get It Up f. M.I.A. & Gorilla Zoe (prod. Radioclit)
source - www.2dopeboyz.com
Current Music: Lettuce - Move On Up (feat. Dwele)
19 July 2008 @ 05:13 pm
[11] The Killers
[9] Bat For Lashes
[12] M.I.A.
[11] Sufjan Stevens

[11] Santogold

Here at spectrespecs.