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Timbuktu på Grammisgalan 2013.jpgTimbuktu at the Grammis Award 2013.
Background information
Birth nameJason Diakité
Also known asTimbuktu
Born(1975-01-11) 11 January 1975 (age 42)
Lund, Sweden
GenresHip hop, reggae
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1990–present

Jason Michael Bosak Diakité[1] (born 11 January 1975 in Lund), known under the stage name Timbuktu, is a Swedish rapper and reggae artist. Earlier in the mid-1990s, he started as part of the rap group Excel before going solo as Timbuktu. He has won many awards.


  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Albums
    • 2.2 Singles and EPs
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


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.


As part of Excel
  • 1999: Bright Lights, Big City
Live albums

Singles and EPs

As part of Excel
Solo (as Timbuktu)
Featured in


In April 2010 Arash released a video for "Dasa Bala" [4] featuring Timbuktu, Yag and Aylar Lie, which was directed and edited by Fred Khoshtinat.

See also

  • Swedish hip hop
  • Damn


  1. ^ Timbuktu: ”Jag väntar fortfarande på den ärligaste texten”. DN.SE (2009-06-21). Retrieved on 2012-04-27.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Timbuktu page. Norwegiancharts.com (2007-08-24). Retrieved on 2012-04-27.
  3. ^ a b c Timbuktu page. Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-27.
  4. ^ Arash "Dasa Bala" (Official Video) Feat. Timbuktu, Aylar & Yag. YouTube (2010-04-09). Retrieved on 2012-04-27.

External links

  • JuJu Records Timbuktu's own record label
  • RBMA Radio On Demand – Fireside Chat – Sofi Hellborg feat. Tony Allen & Timbuktu (Ajabu, Sweden)

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