M.I.A.: "Is Beyoncé or Kendrick Lamar Going to Say Muslim Lives Matter?"
Well-known for her advocacy on behalf of marginalized communities, M.I.A. offered her take on the #BlackLivesMatter movement during a recent interview with London's Evening Standard magazine.
Travis Scott Suggests Kanye West Isn't Sleeping Or Eating While Finishing "SWISH"
Travis Scott has been working with Kanye West for a minute, and naturally, Travis has also been a part of Ye's long-awaited 7th studio album SWISH. Scott recently spoke with Billboard, where he shed some light on Kanye's work ethic while putting the finishing touches on the LP.
PSG Demands M.I.A. Take Down "Borders" Music Video
M.I.A. kicked off the promotion for her upcoming album, Matahdatah, with the record "Borders," which poked fun at all our first world problems, before touching on some more serious issues in other parts of the world, all with a dose of cynicism. She followed it up with a music video, which was another socially and politically-aware statement, as refugees attempted to climb up a massive fence in hoards.
M.I.A. Announces New Mixtape & Short Film
Back in March, M.I.A. dropped a new song out of the blue called "CanSeeCanDo" that didn't appear to be linked to any specific project. Having not released any full-lengths since 2013's Matangi, the indie singer/rapper has now announced a mixtape-- her first since 2010's Vicki Leekx-- via her Instagram.
Top U.K. Rappers In The Grime Game
When most people think of rap and hip-hop, they often only reference American artists. They’re given most of the credit when it comes to claiming the genre as their own and being responsible for its evolution, in some ways, rightly so, after all, New York was hip-hop's birthing place.
M.I.A. Announces Tour Dates With A$AP Ferg
Since parting ways with Roc Nation, M.I.A. has kept busy by touring internationally for her Matangi album. As the tour continues, she'll be taking an A$AP Mob member on the road too, A$AP Ferg. Tour dates for the two were announced today, and they will not only hit North America but Europe as well. On March 28th M.I.A.
M.I.A. Announces She's Leaving Roc Nation
M.I.A. is starting off 2014 by making moves when it comes to her music career. The artist took to Twitter today to announce that she's parting ways with Roc Nation.
Charts Don’t Lie: November 17th
Eminem week officially hit us with full force. We've seen legendary rappers like Jay Z and Kanye West both drop albums this past year, but none compared to the chart domination of Slim Shady. As we mentioned last week, a few of Em's old albums had popped back up on the Billboard 200, presumably due to anticipation for new one, MMLP2.
Full Album Stream For M.I.A.'s "Matangi"
M.I.A. is following the route many artists take nowadays, offering a full album stream of her new effort, Matangi, prior to it dropping on November 5th. Matangi only features The Weeknd, while production comes courtesy of Illangelo, Hit-Boy and more. Give it a spin in full below.
Cover Art Revealed For M.I.A.'s "Matangi" Album [Update: Tracklist With Features Added]
M.I.A. has been in headlines recently when it was revealed the NFL are attempting to sue the artist for a staggering $1.5 million because she gave the middle finger to Super Bowl viewers. She's cashing in on all her headlines today by choosing to reveal the cover art for her upcoming album, Matangi.
M.I.A. Is Being Sued For $1.5 Million Over Giving Middle Finger At The Super Bowl [Update: M.I.A. Reacts To NFL Lawsuit]
M.I.A.'s infamous middle finger at the half-time super bowl show, when she performed with Madonna, seems like it happened ages ago. There was a lot of controversy after the fact, but by now, more than a year later, you'd think that would have all subsided. Apparently, that's not the case.
M.I.A.'s Ex Obtains Restraining Order To Keep Son In Brooklyn
M.I.A. will be calling Brooklyn home for herself and her son, at least, that's if she wants to stay with her son. The rapper was threatening to bring her four year-old son, Ikhyd, back to her home country of England, but the father of the child was having none of it.