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Santigold (Santi White) was born in 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Wesleyan University where she double-majored in Music and African Studies.  After working for a major label company for a time, Santigold left to pursue a career as a musician.  After a period with a punk-rock band, Santi was offered a solo contract.  Her first album, self titled (at the time) Santogold was widely acclaimed and “L.E.S Artistes,” placed number two on Rolling Stone’s singles of the year.

Santigold’s second album, Master of Make Believe was released to wide acclaim in early 2012, and “Disparate Youth,” came off of this album.  It is a song about the youth of our time, and it is a call to action.

So let them say we can’t do better
Lay out the rules that we can’t break
They wanna sit and watch you wither
Their legacy’s too hard to take

There are a lot of problems in the world today, but it is up to each of us to set our goals higher than those who came before us.  We must take each passing day as an opportunity to better the world around us and ourselves.  Go forth unto the week and set your goals high!

Lyrics here.

Read more about Santigold here.

Disparate Youth - Master of My Make-Believe (Deluxe Version)

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