Hip Hop artist, Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité’s “A Drop of Midnight” in Conversation with Chef and Restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson

Award-winning Hip-Hop artist and best-selling author Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité, along with chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, discuss the U.S. release of Jason’s memoir: A Drop of Midnight. The conversation took place on March 3rd, 2020 at Fotografiska New York. 

Even after his hip-hop career took off – including 8 solo albums, 8 Swedish Grammy awards, and numerous awards for his artistry and stance against racism – Jason fought to unify a complex system of family roots that branched across continents, ethnicities, classes, and eras. The journey to find a sense of belonging inspired his memoir, A Drop of Midnight.

Listen to the 7-part audio series and discover Jason’s remarkable voyage to understand his ancestors’ origins, Swedish heritage, parent’s struggle as an interracial couple, and connection to hip-hop, which helped him develop a strong black identity in Sweden.

Fotografiska New York · Hip Hop artist, Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité’s A Drop of Midnight book release

Get your copy of A Drop of Midnight on Amazon 

Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité will debut his autobiographical theater project, A Drop of Midnight, on October 13 through October 18, 2020 at the Harlem Stage in Harlem, New York. Click here to learn more.

About Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité

Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité is one of Sweden’s most well-known hip-hop artists. He has released eight solo albums and numerous singles, the majority of which have reached gold or platinum status. Jason has performed all over the world and is now the author of the critically acclaimed memoir A Drop of Midnight, which has sold more than one hundred thousand copies in Sweden and has been adapted into a stage performance premiering this month at Harlem Stage.

Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité is one of Sweden’s most well-known hip-hop artists. He has released eight solo albums and numerous singles, the majority of which have reached gold or platinum status. Jason has performed all over the world and is now the author of the critically acclaimed memoir A Drop of Midnight, which has sold more than one hundred thousand copies in Sweden and has been adapted into a stage performance premiering this month at Harlem Stage.

About Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, and Marcus B&P in Newark, NJ. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City. He was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Samuelsson was also crowned champion of television shows Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, and was the winning mentor on ABC’s The Taste. Samuelsson received the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Personality for his TV series titled No Passport Required with VOX/Eater and and he is an executive producer of Viceland’s show HUSTLE. Click here to learn more about Marcus.