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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This has nothing much to do with music videos, but I saw John Wick: Chapter 2 last night, and you motherfuckers need to go see…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: M.I.A. AIM

M.I.A. has always been something like a genius at weaving her voice through samples: the shards of early-'00s pop on the Piracy Funds Terrorism mixtape,…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2016 - 11:19 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

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M.I.A. Defends Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's rape investigation was dropped this morning, though he still faces an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court, which means…
James Rettig | May 19, 2017 - 2:13 pm

M.I.A. Unveils Lineup For Her Meltdown Festival

Every year, London's Meltdown Festival brings in a major artist to curate and headline; in past years, heavyweights like David Bowie, Patti Smith, Ornette Coleman,…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 9:55 am

M.I.A. – “P.O.W.A.” Video

M.I.A. previewed a new track called "P.O.W.A." yesterday, and now it's out, accompanied by a self-directed video. Among other sights, the clip features M.I.A. in…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2017 - 4:08 pm

Preview “P.O.W.A.” On Which M.I.A. Declares She’s Not Osama Nor Rihanna

The video for M.I.A.'s new song "P.O.W.A." was supposed to be released yesterday, but it wasn't. Instead, we're getting a brief clip of the track…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 7, 2017 - 1:12 pm

M.I.A. Teases US Tour Now That Her Visa Is Approved

M.I.A. recently posted the picture above on her Instagram account with the caption/question: "To tour or not to tour." It seemed like an odd hint…
Collin Robinson | October 12, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Watch M.I.A. Perform And Talk On Le Grand Journal

M.I.A. released her fifth and final album AIM this month, and now she's on her talk show performance circuit. Today, she performed "Borders" and spoke…
Grace Birnstengel | September 16, 2016 - 6:18 pm

M.I.A. – “Foreign Friend” (Feat. Dexta Daps)

M.I.A. will release her new album, AIM, this Friday, and today she dropped its newest single. "Foreign Friend" features dancehall singjay Dexta Daps, and follows…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 7, 2016 - 1:16 pm

Nicki Minaj – “The Pinkprint Freestyle”

Fresh off of her appearance in Ariana Grande's "Side To Side" video, Nicki Minaj has just unleashed a new song of her own on the…
Peter Helman | September 4, 2016 - 5:12 pm

M.I.A. – “Freedun” (Feat. Zayn)

M.I.A. is set to drop her latest album A.I.M. in a little over a week. Aside from the Diplo reunion track that she plugged beforehand
Collin Robinson | September 1, 2016 - 4:03 pm

M.I.A. – “Bird Song (Diplo Remix)”

Earlier this month, M.I.A. said that she was about to reunite with ex-boyfriend and ex-collaborator Diplo on a new track called "Bird Song." She then…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2016 - 9:22 am

M.I.A. Says Her Label Won’t Release Promised Diplo Collab

A couple of days ago, M.I.A. shared Blaqstarr's remix of her new single "Bird Song," which is, somewhat confusingly, the version that will appear on…
Peter Helman | August 13, 2016 - 12:24 pm

M.I.A. – “Bird Song”

Next month, we'll finally get to hear A.I.M., the long-awaited new album from M.I.A. We've heard early tracks like "Borders" and "Go Off," and M.I.A.
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2016 - 8:49 am

M.I.A. Wrote A Song With Zayn Over WhatsApp

M.I.A. will release her fifth album, AIM, next month, and the rapper already presented us with its debut single "Go Off," which features producer Blaqstarr.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 8, 2016 - 2:40 pm
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