A bit off topic, but this one had us on the floor a couple of times. Enjoy.
M.I.A. surprises us all with this year end New Year’s mix of new material, not included on MAYA. M.I.A. – “Vicki Leekx” (Mixtape)
M.I.A. brings a truly exotic visual to the newest single from her “MAYA” album, available now.
M.I.A. gets metaphysical in her “XXXO” video, taken from her new LP, MAYA, in stores now.
M.I.A. exploded onto the hipster music scene in 2005 with the release of her debut LP, Arular, named after her Sir Lankin revolutionary father. The album was an indie classic, filled with bittersweet B-More and dancehall tinged political jams that truly allowed listeners to party for the right to fight. The rest of the world [cont.]
M.I.A. performs her lead single to Maya on Letterman. Album in stores now.
“Swagger Like Us” was just the warm up… Jay and M.I.A. finally share the same space – we have a feeling she’ll return the favor for his next LP. LISTEN: M.I.A. – “XXXO (Remix)” (feat. Jay-Z)
And the new album is called…wait for it…./ / / Y / . That’s pronounced Maya – her name. Makes sense, after her first two albums, Arular and Kala, were named after her parents. We predict her fourth album will be called Ikhyd, after her baby. Check out the album’s first single, “XXXO”.
Second single from Ms. Arular’s third LP, which is still as of yet untitled, but set for a July 13th release. Like “Born Free”, she’s going for a more rock-tinged sound this time around, but this track is a bit more accessible with it’s darker take on the love song. Listen to it below, then [cont.]
M.I.A. revealed the first official single from her forthcoming, as of yet untitled third LP, with “Born Free”, which samples Suicide’s “Ghost Rider”. The video is directed by Romain Gavras and is extremely graphic, viewer discretion is advised. In related news, M.I.A. released the tracklisting for her upcoming LP, which you can see here.
In a recent interview with New York Magazine’s Vulture site, Sri Lankan singer M.I.A. had some fighting words for Lady Gaga, and didn’t hold back one bit. I don’t know. Again, there’s Lady Gaga — people say we’re similar, that we both mix all these things in the pot and spit them out differently, but [cont.]
This might be just what this song needed. – DJ Pizzo
The short history of M.I.A. can be summed up as a whirlwind series of events that began in her childhood, as the daughter of a Tamil revolutionary whom was hiding from the Sri Lankan army. Running off with her mother and the rest of her family, they ultimately ended up as refugees in London, where [cont.]
As hip-hop itself begins to become less and less interesting, there’s always someone new who comes along and breathes new life into the artform. M.I.A. isn’t exactly a hip-hop artist, but make no mistake, to emcee is her ambition. The style of the Sri Lankan born Maya Arulpragasm can perhaps be described as revolutionary-girl-power-reggae, [cont.]
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