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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

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week was Thanksgiving, so this week's list actually collects two weeks' worth of videos. I figured this wouldn't be much of a problem, since…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2015 - 2:41 pm

More M.I.A. stories

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

M.I.A. & Diplo Reuniting For New Single “Bird Song”

It looks like M.I.A. and Diplo have reunited for a new track called "Bird Song," which will presumably be included on M.I.A.'s upcoming new album…
James Rettig | August 1, 2016 - 12:20 pm

M.I.A. Accuses MTV VMAs Of Racism And Classism For Not Nominating Her

The MTV Video Music Awards have been the source of a weirdly huge amount of controversy. All of the Kanye West/Taylor Swift drama that's been
Peter Helman | July 28, 2016 - 8:22 pm

M.I.A. No Longer Headlining Afropunk London

After M.I.A. was announced as the headliner for the inaugural edition of Afropunk London, the festival faced some backlash for choosing a performer who recently…
James Rettig | July 15, 2016 - 3:55 pm

M.I.A. – “Go Off” Video

Last night, shortly after announcing the impending release of new album A.I.M., M.I.A. shared the new single "Go Off," co-produced by Skrillex and Baltimore club…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2016 - 9:13 am

M.I.A. – “Go Off”

After publicly threatening to leak her new album, M.I.A. announced that she will formally release A.I.M. on 9/9. "Go Off" is the LP's debut single,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 14, 2016 - 3:53 pm

M.I.A. Announces New Album A.I.M.

Just days ago, M.I.A. was publicly threatening to leak her new album, the one she'd said she would release in July. She won't have to…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2016 - 9:12 am

M.I.A. Says She’s “On The Verge Of Leaking This LP”

Earlier this year, M.I.A. claimed that she'd have a new album for us in July. You may have already figured this out, but it is…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2016 - 10:20 am

Following Backlash M.I.A. Says She May Pull Out Of Afropunk Fest

The ever politically-inclined M.I.A. recently spoke her mind about the most prominent musical voices (specifically Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar) in the Black Lives Matter movement…
Collin Robinson | June 20, 2016 - 5:21 pm

M.I.A. – “POC THAT STILL A RYDA” Video

After promising a new album this summer, M.I.A. just posted a new video for a piece of music called "POC THAT STILL A RYDA." On…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2016 - 3:13 pm

M.I.A. Says New Album Out In July

M.I.A. has been periodically providing updates on the status of her next album, which for a while was going to be called Matahdatah but is…
James Rettig | May 18, 2016 - 9:58 am

M.I.A.: “Is Beyoncé Or Kendrick Lamar Going To Say Muslim Lives Matter?”

The always-outspoken M.I.A. is the subject of a new profile in The Evening Standard, and as usual she gave the press a piece of her…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2016 - 9:47 am
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