M.I.A. - "Baddygirl 2"

When you’ve had a Beyoncé remix sitting on your hard drive for a few months, you’re eventually going to want the world to hear it. It’s just human nature. “***Flawless” was one of the highlights from Beyoncé’s great self-titled album, and with its clipped electro-beat and its snarling intensity, it may have owed some stylistic debt to M.I.A. And M.I.A., presumably at Beyoncé’s request, recorded a remix of the track, sneering over a retolled low-tech version of the beat and throwing in some elements from Beyoncé’s 2008 track “Diva” for good measure. On Twitter last night, M.I.A. wrote, “Beyonce camp has not replied for months > SO HERE.” And here it is. Listen below.

How have M.I.A. and Beyoncé never recorded a proper song together? This should happen.

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Comments (5)
  1. Maybe we should just start admitting to ourselves that M.I.A. exhausted all her creativity with her first two albums because this is a mess.

    • Disagree, i think this track is fire. you kiddin? =she’s always messy and chaotic, that’s her style and i love it.

      • I’m not kidding. I used to like her being messy and chaotic but I just don’t feel this at all. It sounds like she’s making it up on the spot and not in a good way.

        “I woke up like this. I went to bed like this. We do everything just like this.”


        • woke up flawless, went to bed flawless, we do everything flawless..

          yeah, it does sound like she’s making it up on the spot.. i feel like that’s gotta be her creative process, i don’t see her meticulously agonizing over details for song that’s technically a remix. example of how she regards her music:

          “I was happy being the retarded cousin of rap… Now I’m the retarded cousin of singing.”

          and i love that! but y’know, to each their own.

  2. It’s kind of a stretch to call this a remix of “Flawless” (does it use any of the original track?) but, whatever it is, it bangs!

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