By Lizelle Jackson | April 30, 2008
So Santogold’s album dropped yesterday, and you better believe I was at the Virgin Record Store at 9:30 in the morning making sure I got my my wristband to see her perform later that night! I’m not sure what kind of performance (or person) I was expecting, but I sure didn’t get it…and that is definitely not a bad thing. Judging by her music and pictures I was expecting someone that was really eccentric and outspoken, which I’m sure she probably can be. Instead yesterday, this cute, tiny, charming woman in black pants and a leotard is on stage almost in tears discussing how happy she is that her album was finally released. Overall it was a great performance and I absolutely love her CD!
There was one unscheduled visit during the meet and greet, when out of nowhere Lil’ Mama jumps in front of the line to take a picture with Santogold and then begins to walk down the line to shamelessly plug an upcoming performance of hers. Really? Some people have no shame…
Oh, and for all of those folks who keep trying to compare her to M.I.A. or keep calling her a copy…take a listen to the album and then back off. Santogold can stand on her own two feet.