M I A

Grace Jones Says Lady Gaga is ‘Copying’ Her Style
Lady Gaga's eclectic style and out-of-this world antics have captured the hearts of fans across the globe, but the eccentric pop star has been rubbing some fellow artists the wrong way. Just last week, British rapper, M.I.A. spewed some nasty words about Gaga, calling her "a good mimic…
M.I.A. Calls Lady Gaga a ‘Good Mimic’
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past year, it would be impossible to deny the fact that Gaga-mania has swept this fine nation. Even notorious troublemaker, 50 Cent, recently dished that he would marry the outlandish pop star, but it seems that we've finally found one Gaga na…
Name That Tune: Songs Notorious for Their Use of Sampling
Once controversial, the practice of sampling is now generally regarded as a viable artistic method of production and a mostly legitimate commercial endeavor. Good public reception of a sample-use often depends on a combination of factors including what is sampled, who is sampled, and how that sample…
Did Rihanna Director Copy M.I.A.’s ‘Boyz’ Video?
When Rihanna's video for 'Rude Boy' made the rounds recently, everyone was like, "Hey, that's pretty cool, but wait a second ..." The clip bears more than a passing resemblance to the video for 'Boyz' off of M.I.A.'s last album 'Kala.' Both appropriate a sort of downtown cool chic and refe…
M.I.A. Tweets About Progress of Upcoming Album
M.I.A., the voice of 'Swagga Like Us' and well known for her extremely pregnant performance on said track during the 2009 Grammy Awards, has a new album on the way. Forming a major link between the bigger worlds of hip-hop and dance music and the American underground, M...
Kid Cudi, Wale Billed for Sasquatch! Music Festival
The preliminary lineup for this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival has been announced and amidst the obvious contenders, a handful of hip-hop acts have been included on the bill for the notoriously indie-focused extravaganza. In addition to alternative bands such MGMT and Vampire Weekend, newcomers Wa…
Lil Wayne, Eminem, Drake to Take Grammy Stage Together
Grammy producers are making an effort to out do themselves when it comes to last year's performance of 'Swagga Like Us,' that brought T.I, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Jay-Z and M.I.A together onstage. The official Grammy Twitter page announced another all-star hip-hop summit this morning (…