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Last night, M.I.A. and Janelle Monáe played shows at simultaneous launch events for Audi's new A3. M.I.A. was in New York, and Monáe was in Los Angeles, but they still came together for a…   Read Story »
We can debate in circles about the unholy intersection of music and business, but in this instance the combination might be producing something cool. Janelle Monaé and M.I.A. are scheduled to…   Read Story »
The feud between the NFL and M.I.A. is getting more heated and even more entertaining. To recap the action so far: M.I.A. flipped off the camera during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2012. Less…   Read Story »
M.I.A. has had a messy couple of years: The Super Bowl flap, the great single with no album attached, a blocked documentary, the years-long wait for Matangi. And when stuff like that happens, the…   Read Story »
As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist's traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker,…   Read Story »
Last week M.I.A. announced that she would be releasing a bonus track from her recent album Matangi on Spotify, and sure enough, today she delivered. You can listen to "Trouble Again" below via…   Read Story »
I was embarrassingly excited for it, and it took until near the end of Kanye West's "Bound 2" video for me to contemplate the possibility that it sucks. But yes, I'm pretty sure it sucks. There's…   Read Story »
M.I.A. may be one of the most politically charged artists on the popscape today, but there's a reason she's not really making the Sunday morning talk-show circuit. Last night, she was the guest on…   Read Story »
M.I.A. is on her Enter The Void shit. The video for "Y.A.L.A." -- the contra-Drake rave assault from her new album Matangi -- comes with an epilepsy warning, and holy shit does it ever earn it. The…   Read Story »
No one on the corner has swagger like Conan O'Brien. Actually, that's not even remotely true. Everyone on the corner has exponentially more swagger than Conan O'Brien. Have you seen that guy lately?…   Read Story »