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Artwork: M.I.A – ‘Maya’ Album

31 May

MIA - Maya Cover
Check out M.I.A‘s artwork for the cover of her forthcoming album, /\/\/\Y/\ (pronounced Maya).The album which takes inspiration from the internet is set to be a smash and lucky festival-goers the HARD Summer Music Festival in L.A and New York this July will get a sneak peak. Can’t wait to hear it! I love XXXO.


Audio: M.I.A – XXXO [Radio Rip]

10 May


Check out this radio rip of the new M.I.A single, “XXXO”. I really like it, it’s quite catchy and upbeat and i’m looking forward to see the visuals Hype Williams puts together for the video.

Rating: 7/10

Download/Listen to “XXXO” [Radio Rip] here.

MTV: M.I.A Recruits Hype Williams For Next Video

10 May


After causing a storm recently with her controversial ‘Born Free’ video, British rapper, M.I.A has announced that ‘XXXO’ will be the first single from her forthcoming untitled album and she wants super director, Hype Williams on the project.

Speaking in an interview with Zane Lowe on Radio 1, she commented:

“I just feel like ‘XXXO’, it is what it is. It’s kinda [about] being disconnected in L.A. and not having cell phone service or just not being able to kinda leave there for 18 months.”

Not one to shy away from controversy, M.I.A also turned heads when she decided to announce the 29th June release date of her album, by flying a blimp over the stage during Jayz’s set at last month’s Coachella Music Festival. ‘XXXO’ will be available for download on 11th May from iTunes.

[Originally written for MTV Wrap Up]