Santogold now goes by just Santigold

February 18, 2009

santogold-now-santigoldIt’s not some sexually ambigous symbol or some weird spelling, but Santogold has changed her name to simply Santigold.  Born Santi White, the artist took on the name Santogold which happened to be shared with an actor/infomercial character who has made a living selling gold chains and making obscure songs since ’83.  The gold chain wearing, infomercial making extraordinaire subsequently sued the artist formerly known as Santogold last year.  Here’s Santigold’s official press release:

“Change the graffiti on the bathroom wall, get your tattoo fixed, get your t-shirt airbrushed and change the name on your year end list- Santogold is now Santigold. She’s not telling you why, that’s just how it is. No unpronounceable symbol, no numbers where they shouldn’t be, no random capitalization, just plain ass Santigold so remember that.”