Natasja Saad

Natasja Saad

Death 24 Jun 2007 (aged 32)
Burial Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Memorial ID 23696371 · View Source
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Natasja Saad (born October 31, 1974, in Copenhagen, Denmark - died June 24, 2007, in Kingston, Jamaica), also known as Little T and Natasja, was a Danish rapper and reggae singer. She was the daughter of Danish photographer Kirstine Saad, her father was Sudanese.

At the age of only 13, Natasja started singing and DJ'ing in Copenhagen, where she performed live with Miss Mukupa and McEmzee in the band, No Name Requested. During that period, she also performed along with Queen Latifah and gained popularity in Jamaica. In 1998, she fell off her horse during her education, becoming a professional jockey. This seriously slowed down her career.

In the Summer of 2004, she published the 12"-Cover Me and later the 7" Summercute and in 2005, the cd Release. In the same year, she appeared at Bikstok Røgsystems greatest hit, Cigar covered as 'Lille T'. In 2006 she won the reggae competition, Irie FM Big Break Contest in Jamaica with the song 45 Questions as the first non-Jamaican ever. First prize was a record label, a music video, a photo session and a job at the Reggae Sumfest-festival, where 50 Cent and Rihanna, amongst others, also performed. Natasjas first major hit, Mon De Reggae, was inspired by the hit Pon De Replay by said Rihanna.

Natasja was the first non-Jamaican reggae/dancehall artist ever to win the Jamaican "Irie FM Big Break Contest". Natasja entered the competition in may 2006: 700 contestants, 12 finalists, and one winner!

As a result he's had her music video for her winning song "45 Questions" in constant rotation on African television and radio, and have done numerous live shows in Jamaica, including live features with some of the biggest Jamaican dancehall stars (Elephant Man, Ninja Man, Macka Diamond to mention a few), and live performances on Sumfest 06 and Sting 06. Furthermore she has also recorded singles for some of the biggest Jamaican producers - among others Arif Cooper and legendary Sly & Robbie.

In Winter 2007, she appeared in Betty Nansen Teatret's play Købmanden (a contemporary interpretation of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare), with Danish actors Jonatan Spang, Nicolas Bro, Laura Bro, Omar Marzouk and Blæs Bukki. Last, she also produced the soundtrack to the Danish Comedy Fidibus by successful performer/director Hella Joof with the track Op med ho'det. Around this time her song "Calabria" with DJ Enur was recognized and became a huge summer hit on Latin and Reggae/Dancehall charts across the world. It's her most popular song to date.

Natasja died on June 24, 2007 in a car accident in Jamaica. Her friend, the Danish singer Karen Mukupa, was also in the car, but was relatively unhurt. She and the other injured were rushed to the Spanish Town Hospital where the singer was pronounced dead.

The accident was perceived as particularly acute for Denmark's music and entertainment world, not only because of Natasja's sincere and exceptionally engaging personality, but also because she still stood before a career that, after some earlier setbacks and, in the preceding years, impressive successes, appeared more than ever on the rise.

Natasja is buried at Assistens Kirkegård, Copenhagen's cemetery for artistic and pioneering personalities, which, aside from hosting H.C. Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard and physicist Niels Bohr, is also gradually becoming a resting place for more recent stars of the 21st century.

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