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2016

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M.I.A. Unleashes New Songs 'MIA OLA,' 'Foreign Friend'

March 17, 2016

M.I.A. has released two tense and charged new tracks, "MIA OLA" and "Foreign Friend," her latest offerings as she continues to prep her new album, Matahdatah. The two cuts appear on the same SoundCloud track, which opens with "MIA OLA" (the song...

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Hear Baauer, M.I.A., G-Dragon Team for Booming 'Temple'

March 16, 2016

Baauer has teamed with M.I.A. and Korean pop idol G-Dragon for the booming "Temple," the latest track off the "Harlem Shake" beatmaker's debut LP Aa (pronounced "double a"), due out Friday. As Baauer told Rolling Stone, while the producer...

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M.I.A. Teams With H&M for World Recycle Week

March 15, 2016

M.I.A. and fashion giant H&M are seeking 1,000 tons of unwanted clothes to be recycled and turned into new garments as a way to raise awareness of World Recycle Week, taking place April 18th through 24th. As part of their...

2015

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M.I.A. Examines Refugees' Strife in 'Borders' Video

November 27, 2015

The fate of Syrian refugees has become a hot button issue both in the United States and abroad, and M.I.A. examines the challenges these refugees face both in their travels and once they reach their destination in her politically...

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Watch M.I.A.'s 'Matahdatah' Video With New Track 'Swords'

July 13, 2015

M.I.A. unveiled a new audiovisual project titled "Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border'" Monday on Apple Music, and the five-minute clip features a pair of the rapper's songs: Matangi's "Warriors" and a new track called "Swords,"...

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'Arular' 10 Years Later: M.I.A. on Globe-Shaking Debut LP

March 20, 2015

M.I.A. spent the early-Aughts as a creative hybrid — a graphic designer, photographer, videographer and hipster fashionista living in London. When her friend Justine Frischmann, the onetime singer of Elastica, loaned her a Roland MC-505, she began...

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Hear M.I.A.'s Skittering New Song 'Borders'

November 20, 2015

One day after M.I.A. teased the possibility of new material on Instagram, posting new artwork with the word "Borders" at the bottom, the singer premiered the track on Friday via Spotify. "Borders" is believed to be part of M.I.A.'s in-the-works...

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Diplo on Breakup With M.I.A.: 'I Was Really Jealous and Sad'

April 24, 2015

In a March interview with Rolling Stone, M.I.A. reflected on her acclaimed debut LP, 2005's Arular, and how her mainstream success led to a heated falling out with collaborator/ex-boyfriend Diplo. "When I got signed by Interscope, he literally...

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Hear M.I.A.'s Surprise New Song 'Can See Can Do'

March 7, 2015

M.I.A. didn't release any new music last year, but it appears she's getting ready to follow-up her 2013 album Matangi. The rapper hit up her Twitter this morning to alert fans that she would be unveiling a new song titled "All My People" within...

2014

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Moby, M.I.A., PJ Harvey Voice Support for Edward Snowden

November 10, 2014

More than 50 musicians, actors and other notable public figures have signed a statement to support Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks and individuals and organizations that encourage whistleblowing. Musicians who signed the statement include Tom Morello, M.I.A.,...

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Janelle Monae and M.I.A. Duet as Holograms

April 4, 2014

M.I.A. and Janelle Monae performed two live duets last night – even though they were playing on opposite coasts. Aided by futuristic (and, let's face it, terrifying) technology, hologram images of Monae (in Los Angeles) and M.I.A. (in New York)...

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NFL Sues M.I.A. for $16.6 Million

March 17, 2014

The NFL has added more than $15 million to its arbitration claim against singer-rapper M.I.A., demanding a total of $16.6 million for "restitution," according to The Hollywood Reporter. For the past two years, the sports behemoth has been going after...

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M.I.A., Pet Shop Boys, Flying Lotus Join Moogfest Lineup

January 29, 2014

Moogfest has added some eclectic firepower to its already impressive lineup. M.I.A., electro-pop veterans Pet Shop Boys and experimental producer Flying Lotus will all perform night-time sets at the festival, joining previously announced headliners Chic...

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Watch M.I.A.'s Aggressive New Video

May 19, 2014

M.I.A. has shared a self-directed, uncensored video for "Double Bubble Trouble," the dubby cut from her 2013 LP, Matangi. In keeping with the rapper-singer's typical style, it's a politically charged clip, featuring lots of people making 3-D weapons.  Women...

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M.I.A., Janelle Monae to Duet New Songs Via Holograms

April 3, 2014

M.I.A. and Janelle Monae are set to blow some minds Thursday night when they not only debut two new duets, but perform them together while on two separate coasts via the technological power/wizardry of holograms, Pitchfork reports. Find Out Which Artists...

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M.I.A., Tegan and Sara Set for Canadian Music Week

January 29, 2014

On May 6th, Canadian Music Week will kick off its 32nd year with an eclectic lineup that includes Tegan and Sara, Neko Case, M.I.A., Television and Ellie Goulding as headliners. The five-night festival will run through May 10th and include over 1,000...

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M.I.A. Leaves Jay Z's Roc Nation

January 2, 2014

M.I.A. is leaving Roc Nation, according to a New Year's Eve tweet from the rapper/singer. She signed with Jay Z's management company a year and a half ago. "Thank to everyone who supported the M.I.A. #MATANGI LP. HAPPY NEW YEAR," she added after the announcement. A...

2013

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Avicii, M.I.A., Diplo Will Headline Ultra Music Festival 2014

December 17, 2013

Avicii, M.I.A., Diplo, MGMT and Tiësto are among the many diverse headliners slated to DJ and perform at the Ultra Music Festival Phase 1 next year. The 16th edition of the dance spectacle will take place on the weekend of Friday, March 28th at Bayfront...

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M.I.A. Glows in the Dark in 'Y.A.L.A.'

November 15, 2013

M.I.A.'s new video for "Y.A.L.A." is your chance to get up close and personal with the singer: the clip stays locked in on her face amid a battery of lights and high-contrast, glow-in-the-dark colors. Directed by David Sannwald, the video is lighted and...

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Meet M.I.A.'s New DJ, Venus X

November 18, 2013

At the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Maya Arulpragasam – better known as the rapper M.I.A. – is in a golden outfit, fanning herself and rocking out most of her excellent new album, Matangi. She's joined onstage by a DJ, dancers,...

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