Santi White (born September 25, 1976), better known by her stage name Santigold (formerly Santogold), is an American singer and producer. Her debut album, Santogold, including the singles “Creator” and “L.E.S. Artistes“, received very favorable reviews in 2008. Her second album, Master of My Make-Believe, was released in 2012. In February 2016, she released her third album 99¢.
Santigold was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, and later attended college at Wesleyan University, where she double-majored in music and African-American studies. White is married to Trevor Andrew, together they have a son named Radek who was born in 2014.
She obtained her pseudonym in the 1990s after a friend gave it to her as a nickname. She worked for Epic Records as an A&R representative but left the position to co-write and executive produce How I Do, the singer Res‘s debut album.
She was the singer of Philadelphia-based punk rock band Stiffed, which released the albums Sex Sells (2003) and Burned Again (2005): Both were produced by Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer. While in the band, White was offered a solo contract by Martin Heath of London-based independent label Lizard King Records.