Saturday, August 4, 2007

Artist Spotlight: M.I.A

Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam aka M.I.A is back with her 3rd album entitled Kala (named after her mother). The Sri Lanken born artist,singer,rapper is the daughter of a Tamil activist Arul Pragasm. Her second album Arular is named after him.

The album largely produced by herself also features productions but Switch, Diplo and Timbaland and features Timbland, Afrikan Boy (on Hussel) and Willcannia Mob (on Mango Pickle Down River). He songs range from the conscious track 20dollar to the fun funky track Come around featuring Timbaland. M.I.A. has cited the album as "shapes, colours, Africa, street, power, bitch, nu world, and brave." SOURCE,,2030991,00.html The official first single was Boyz and Jimmy is the official second single is set to be released on 13th August.

Stand out tracks for me : Mango River Down Pickle ft Willcannia Mob, Come Around ft Timbaland, 20 dollar.

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