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Just over a year ago, M.I.A. released her pretty-great Vicki Leekx mixtape, and one of its highlights was a track called "Bad Girls." M.I.A.'s working on a new album now; she's expected to have it…   Read Story »
SNL's writers and former champions made this weekend's holiday episode a must see. Between Jimmy Fallon hosting, and the consequent cameo-returns of Weekend Updaters Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the…   Read Story »
Immediately after news broke of Amy Winehouse's death, "27 Club" became a trending topic on Twitter: the singer had passed away at that same legendary age as many of rock's other tragic figures. In…   Read Story »
M.I.A. contributes her voice to the fuzzed-up "C.T.F.O," aka "Chill The Fuck Out," a track from chain-smoking French DJ/producer/electro dude SebastiAn's forthcoming Total, out 5/31 via Ed Banger.…   Read Story »
"Zig Zag" was supposed to appear on underrated / \ / \ / \ Y / \, but instead of including it in Vicki Leekx with those other album castoff, M.I.A. saved it for a standalone leak. The sing-song finds…   Read Story »
After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not for the year, then for the…   Read Story »
... and then it was 2011. Hopefully your New Year's celebration involved doing something more celebratory than being berated by a solo Ariel Pink from a makeshift stage in a Bushwick warehouse, and…   Read Story »
A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too violent to make it on to MTV; one was even removed from YouTube, verification…   Read Story »
I've liked /\/\/\Y/\ since it was released over the summer. It's actually my favorite M.I.A. record, the only one I've listened to regularly. It's not the record people expected -- but it was the…   Read Story »
The Specials, who recently reunited, backed up M.I.A. on "It Takes A Muscle." It's one of the more melodic tracks on /\/\/\Y/\ and was produced by Diplo. M.I.A.'s reggae-flavored version of the…   Read Story »