M.I.A. Gets Back in the Game, Releases 'There's Space for Ol Dat I See'

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After what seems to have been a year’s long hiatus, English producer/singer/rapper/artist M.I.A. came out of the woodwork on Tuesday and posted a new song from her hotly anticipated third album on her Twitter account. Entitled “Theres (sic) Space for Ol Dat I See,” the song is definitely a throwback to the era of “Galang” and “Sunshowers.”

Up until as recently as a few weeks ago, there had been much speculation as to whether or not M.I.A. was even going to make a third album. In Monday’s interview with NME, Maya told reporters that she had indeed completed work on her follow-up to 2007’s smash hit Kala.

“I wanted it to be like, no gimmicks,” she declared. “It’s my third album and I have to kind of confront whether I am a musician or not… I wanted to make something that you could play that isn’t like trendy just for three months, or the length of a DJ’s attention span.”

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Singer/Producer/Emcee M.I.A. is Pregnant with First Child

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In somewhat of a shocking revelation, Jetcomx has learned that artist Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A., is pregnant with her very first child. The reports were confirmed when pictures and video surfaced of her with a baby bump. The father of the baby is fiancé Ben Brewer, the front-man of New York City-based rock band _The Exit
. The details of her pregnancy were leaked during an exclusive interview on PitchforkTV, the sister site of the highly influential indie-music website. As if there was any doubt about the pregnancy, in the video interview taped before her Saturday night performance at Diesel’s XXX Party, the singer stated that she was currently “creating a baby.” She also brought up the fact that,

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Mixtape Mondays: M.I.A. & Diplo - Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume I

Originally released in late 2004, Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. I can be considered old, in a way. But, with theM.I.A. and Diplo Piracy Funds Terrorism Mixtaperesurgance of M.I.A.’s popularity after both the release of her album Kala, in 2007, and the featuring of her hit single in the movie Pineapple Express, it seems only natural to post this classic of a mixtape. Featured on it are 21 tracks of M.I.A. (duh) collaborating with Philadelphia’s own DJ Diplo, or simply Diplo. My personal favorite track on this mixtape is number 7, entitled Amazon (Diplo Mix). It features M.I.A.’s Amazon _mixed with Ciara’s _Goodies. It’s pretty awesome. Listen to the first 8 tracks on Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. I below, and then download the entire mixtape.

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M.I.A. Kala Track Featured in New Pineapple Express Trailer

British phenom M.I.A. (birthname Mathangi Arulpragasam) is back in the spotlight once again. This time her hit track “Paper Planes” from the album _Kala _has been featured in the trailer for the highly anticipated movie Pineapple Express.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, M.I.A. is a singer, record producer, songwriter, and visual artist from London. She is of Sri Lankan descent. Her style consists mainly of experimental sounds with bold, jarring, and ambient noises amalgamated into a song. She began to receive underground notoriety with the release of her track “Galang” onto the internet in 2004. M.I.A. was catapulted to fame with the release of her debut album Arular _in March 2005. On _Arular are such hits as “Bucky Done Gun,” “Amazon,” and a reproduced version of “Galang.” Her subsequent album _Kala _dropped in August 2007.

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