Jason Michael Robinson Diakité (born 11 January 1975), known under the stage name Timbuktu, is a Swedish rapper and reggae artist. Earlier in the mid-1990s, he started as part of rap Excel before going solo as Timbuktu. Jason was raised in Lund in Sweden. He raps primarily in Scanian Swedish, and occasionally in English. He has released six albums and is firmly established as a political rapper, frequently borrowing influences from folk music, American blues as well as West African and Jamaican music. Timbuktu has won Gold Record Awards in Sweden and Norway, and Grammy Awards in Sweden.
Timbuktu began rapping in the early 1990s, and quickly became very popular in the hip hop scenes in Lund, Malmö, Copenhagen and Stockholm. In the mid-90s he formed the group Excel with a Danish rapper. In 2000, his first album, T2: Kontrakultur ("T2: Counter Culture"), was released, produced by Breakmecanix. The double album includes one disc with tracks in English and the other in Swedish. While recording T2, Timbuktu toured with Petter and Thomas Rusiak. He has also recorded with members of Looptroop and Snook.
In September 2008 he released the single, "Tack för kaffet" via the popular torrent site The Pirate Bay.
He is the son of Madubuko Diakité, a US born Swedish human rights lawyer and academic.