Santi White (born September 25, 1976), better known by her stage name Santigold (formerly Santogold),[8] 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.[9][10] Her second album, Master of My Make-Believe, was released in 2012.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14] While in the band, White was offered a solo contract by Martin Heath of London-based independent label Lizard King Records.[5]

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