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Santigold was born on September 25, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is of African American descent. She attended Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, and later attended college at Wesleyan University, where she double-majored in music and African-American studies. White is married to Trevor Andrew, with whom she has a son named Radek, born in 2014.
She obtained her pseudonym in the 1990s after a friend gave it to her as a nickname. She worked for Epic Records as an A&R representative but left the position to co-write and executive produce How I Do, the singer Res's debut album.
She was the singer of Philadelphia-based punk rock band Stiffed, which released the albums Sex Sells (2003) and Burned Again (2005): Both were produced by Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer. While in the band, White was offered a solo contract by Martin Heath of London-based independent label Lizard King Records.