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October 11, 2010 …
October 8, 2010 Baltimore rapper Rye Rye's debut video "Bang" featured a guest appearance from her mentor (and label head) M.I.A. Now the Sri-Lankan MC has returned to co-star in Rye Rye's hot new video "Sunshine," from her first full-length, Go! Pop! Bang!, due next January. …
September 30, 2010
Eminem and Lil Wayne will premiere a new video for Em's track "No Love" tonight on MTV, but the duo are offering a preview clip, which depicts schoolyard bullies picking on a kid. [NahRight]
Are Lady Gaga and Cher planning to collaborate? Cher biographer Mark Bego claims the two pop divas have been in talks about working together for a possible duet and tour. "They are now like mother and daughter," the writer said. …
September 23, 2010 Longing for the old M.I.A.? Diplo, the Sri Lankan rapper's sometime collaborator who called her new album, MAYA, a "turd," certainly is. So, on Wednesday, he posted one of their previously unreleased collabos to his website. Listen below!
"[It] has sick lyrics and a classic M.I.A. vibe," he Tweeted. And he's not kidding. …
September 22, 2010 Arular, Kala, // / Y / -- Maya Arulpragasm named her albums after her freedom-fighter father, her mother, and herself. It says plenty -- the M.I.A. theme is identity, in all its roiling, coming-to-be chaos.
But M.I.A. is also about contradiction, or at the very least, duality. Tuesday night's tour-opener at Montreal's sold-out Metropolis brought home that idea. …
September 20, 2010 Like the album itself, the videos from M.I.A.'s boggling opus MAYA have been a chaotic mix, from the military-themed, ginger-murdering "Born Free" to the slick, sexy "XXXO."
Now comes "Story to Be Told," a computer-animated clip whose hypnotic graphics riff off her album artwork with images of "CAPTCHA" fields, i.e. those words entered when submitting information on websites that prove we're human, and not spambots. …
August 20, 2010 Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week-then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!)
Why You Should Follow: Hip-hop artist B.o.B.-otherwise known as Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr.-makes music that's out of this world. Literally. …
August 11, 2010 Well, this is certainly a lot less violent than the homicidal bloodbath that was M.I.A.'s clip for "Born Free."
The video for "XXXO," the Rusko-produced single off her excellent new album MAYA, just dropped online -- and it's like a high school girl's fantasy world from the 1980s. Think those embarrassing yearbook portraits with big pouffy hair, gaudy gold jewelry, and cheesy backdrops ... …
July 22, 2010 For SPIN's August issue story about M.I.A., we commissioned street artist Billi Kid to design an image of the Sri Lankan provocateur -- and post it on a wall in downtown New York City. Of course, we tagged along on his clandestine mission. Watch the video below!
SPIN's collaboration with Kid was born from our appreciation of the rising artist's work, which has appeared everywhere from TIME magazine to the buildings of New York City. …
July 20, 2010 Confused revolutionary? Brilliant provocateur? Maya Arulpragasam is the most polarizing figure in pop today, a neon blur of contradictions and conflations -- but she may also be the most thrilling. Here's a handy guide to her life and art and everything in between. [Full Magazine Story]
By some accounts -- including her own -- we should all be done talking about Maya Arulpragasam. …
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