Monday, June 21, 2010

M.I.A. on Goverment, New Album, and new Video "Born Free"

After reading two articles on M.I.A in the new issues of Nylon and Complex (on new stands now!) i got to thinking about how much i really want to hear some new music from her.  Her shit defines original!! funny how i learned of her, i first heard Paper Planes two months before it came out and took over the world! This little girl 11 years old was getting her hair braided by my best friend.  I kept hearing loud ass GUNSHOTS coming from her pink ear buds(she's a very flyy gurl HEEY Bre) i give my friend B the *side eye* thinking WTF is she listening to? i asked her and it was Paper Planes.  from that day on i was hooked i downloaded everything i could find by her.  So the big question is.... Where is that girl called Maya? Who is this girl called Maya?

M.I.A born Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasm (don't ask me to pronounce it please!) is known for her crazy electronic techno beats mixed with flyyy hip hop gear and swagger. She has been covered (and swagger jacked yea her Rude Boy video is a carbon copy of Boyz by M.I.A!!) by Rhianna, sampled by Jay-Z and nominated for a Grammy. 

After giving birth to a baby boy in February of 2009 fiance with Benjamin Zachary Bronfman (aka Benjamin Brewer), environmentalist ex-singer and guitarist for the band The Exit and son of Edgar Bronfman, Jr. the CEO of Warner Music Group.  She took a little hiatus from music and focused on raising her son.  Temporarily living in England in her mothers home because of visa complications.  She tells Luke Crissel during her Nylon interview "....And there is nothing you can do about it.  Anybody in there world who is called the goverment is right.  And anybody who isn't called the goverment is not right....And you know, all the governments are connected to Google, and all the governments can shift their search engines so only what they want you too see comes up" ow this chick has balls! when asked by Nate Denver of Complex What do you think of Hip-Hop today? she answered "I think Kanye is trying to take it into a new realm and hes sort of putting the artistry back into it and sort of taking it in that direction  I was having a conversation about how they were having this Nas vs. Jay-z moment 10 years ago and no one really talks about it now." she continues to say"Jay became the biggest representation of rap music who's still alive and then started dating Beyonce- everything was so much bigger and better with Jay-Z.  I hope people don't think that that wins.  The fact that Nas didn't become all this sort of stuff changes people's perception about the music and the work he achieved in his lifetime" she also responds to rumors of her dissing Kanye West. You'll have to buy the mag to hear the rest!

Now M.I.A. has her own label under Interscope called N.E.E.T. Recordings ( which includes Baltimore Rapper Rye Rye(, Brooklyn Duo Sleigh Bells( and a digital photographer from Mexico named Jamie Martinez.    
Her third album, titled /\/\/\Y/\ (a typographic equivalent to M.I.A.'s legal name of Maya, will be released on June 23 in Japan with bonus tracks, before its release in other countries.  The first official single of /\/\/\Y/\ is called "XXXO" and was released on May 11, 2010. The release date of the album has since been pushed back to July 13th.  her new video for the song "Born Free" has the Internet in an uproar and was banned by YouTube but its constantly being put back up by fans.  the video is a short film that shows a group of red-headed boys being taken by the United States Police and....well just look for yourself!!

Mind Boggling right!! This woman shows no mercy!! I love her music and her political stance on the world!! She is sure to be causing our goverment hell educating the public on the injustice of Global Goverment and their plan to control the media and everything else in it!! Check her out if you don't know and Buy her album!!!

Now Playing- Born Free By M.I.A

 Complex Magazine
 Nylon Magazine

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