Monday, July 2, 2007
New M.I.A. record coming in August!
The Sri Lanka refugee, turned British rapper, M.I.A. is back with her 2nd album 'KALA'! In 2005 M.I.A. debuted 'Arular', produced by Diplo and Steve Mackey (ex-pulp bassist). The record stands out as a colorful, exciting debut, fearlessly mixing genres and yelling about bombs and the P.L.O. M.I.A. was first a fine-artist who held gallery showings in London, and hung around the likes of Justine Frischmann (Elastica) doing some video and cover art for Elastica, as well as video documenting one of their US tours. She didn't take music seriously until Peaces showed her whats up with a Roland MC-505, she made a couple singles, and got signed. Not bad huh? Now, she's branching off from the single-producer deal and has travelled around the world; India, Jamaica, USA etc. collecting beats from different producers. She's even got a track with Timbaland. "KALA" comes out August 21st in the US. Check out the video for Bird Flu. Not to be confused with SOV.