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M.I.A.'s fourth album, Matangi, is out now.

M.I.A. Shares Comments On #BlackLivesMatter Movement

In a recent interview, M.I.A. addressed the representation of #BlackLivesMatter while also sharing her thoughts on Beyoncé‘s Super Bowl halftime performance from this year with journalist Richard Godwin. The singer-songwriter told London’s Evening Standard, “It’s interesting that in America the problem you’re allowed to talk about is Black Lives Matter. It’s not a new thing…

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M.I.A.'s fourth album, Matangi, is out now.

M.I.A. Pairs with H&M for Environmentally Friendly Anthem and Video “Rewear It”

M.I.A. pairs up with H&M in an environmentally friendly venture geared towards saving the planet. The British pop star released a corresponding song and video to raise awareness for H&M’s global initiative “World Recycle Week.” Written exclusively for H&M, “Rewear It” centers around sustainable fashion and “regenerating the nation” through maintaining your outerwear. The accompanying visual highlights colorful scenes from…

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M.I.A. Ventures To West Africa & India In New ‘Matahdatah’ Visual

After much anticipation, M.I.A.’s audiovisual project “Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border” has finally surfaced to life. Shared via the newly launched Apple Music and consisting of two songs, “Swords” and 2013’s “Warriors,” the mini film was shot largely in West Africa and India and was directed solely by M.I.A. While earlier this year…

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M.I.A. Shares Snippets of Fresh New Music

Back in March M.I.A. teased us with a throbbing single entitled “Can See Can Do” that held us on edge for details of her forthcoming album. Now she has hinted that we are even closer to the album’s release after previewing new songs via Instagram over the course of the past few days. Since last…

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GENER8ION and M.I.A’s New Visual Features Insane Battle Choreography

GENER8ION’s M.I.A.-assisted track, “The New International Sound Pt. II,” receives a proper visual by way of director Inigo Westmeier. The visual bring’s M.I.A’s righteous lyrics to life as they narrate students who attend Shaolin Tagou, the largest fighting school for youth in China. The best shots are those of the children administrating battle choreography perfectly…

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M.I.A Teases New Album With New Single

Over the weekend M.I.A took to Twitter to release new tune “Can See Can Do.” The song contains a throbbing, digitized beat with progressive political undertones. M.I.A’s signature witty wordplay –which always has dual meanings– is laced throughout as the loosie and was uploaded to the rapper’s Soundcloud with the description: “DEMOCRACY CONVERSATIONS ! TAMILS…

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Video: M.I.A., “Double Bubble Trouble”

The video is every Tumblr junkie’s dream, featuring 3-D Printable firearms and drones intertwined with M.I.A‘s signature internet-savvy visuals, including GIF-like animations and choppy sequences. Trippy aesthetics aside, there is also a clear connection between the video’s message and George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, with the words “1984 IS NOW” lay spray painted on a…

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Audio: M.I.A., “Trouble Again”

M.I.A. took to Spotify to release “Trouble Again,” an exclusive bonus cut off her recent effort, Matangi. The track is the extended remix of the album’s “Double Bubble Trouble,” featuring an additional verse with an unpredictable bass-heavy, multi-genre mash-up.

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Video: M.I.A., “Y.A.L.A.”

Watch electric goddess M.I.A. glow-in-the-dark at a rainbow rave in her new video for Matangi-featured track, “Y.A.L.A.“. The video was directed by Daniel Sannwald exclusively for iD Magazine, and is also in collaboration with KENZO, who she did a special mix for their Fall/Winter 2013 collection. If you don’t have new album Matangi, cop that…

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