Friday, February 27, 2009
The Real SanTIgold
If you haven't heard....which i hadn't, until just now....Brooklyn-based electro-rapper (or whatever you'd like to call her) Santogold is no longer "Santogold" and is instead now officially "Santigold". The artist, best known for "L.E.S. Artists" (big hit overseas) off her self-titled 2008 debut album, released a statement reading "Santogold is now Santigold. She's not telling you why, that's just how it is."
The Guardian reports that Santogold was sued by Santo Gold, supposedly some sort of jeweller/low-budget filmmaker/"infomercial-based salesman" who has since released a rather appalling song in which he purports to be the "real" "one and only" Santo Gold. Um, ew?
The vastly superior Santigold, born Santi White, has wasted no time making the necessary changes. All album art, etc has been easily altered to read Santigold.