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Airheadap
27-07-2005, 23:41
Hi, everyone. I didn't see a thread or discussion about M.I.A. yet, so I thought I'd see if anyone here has heard of her. She sings a mix of dance and Hip-Hop, basically. Her first song, "Galang" seemed to get quite a bit of sucess in the U.K. and elsewhere. I like her music because it has such an original sound that you don't hear often.

You can download "Galang" from here (http://dc1.4shared.com/file/74202/63f412e1/MIA_-_Galang.html).

If you want to see her newest video, click on this link (http://www.cissme.com/beggars/rm/xl/mia/video/xlcd186-03_rvh.ram), or go into real player and then choose "open URL" and enter this: http://www.cissme.com/beggars/rm/xl/mia/video/xlcd186-03_rvh.ram
It's a pretty neat video, and her sound is so exotic and cool. And she's hot, too. :coctail:

You can find her official site at miauk.com (http://www.miauk.com).
And here is a site with her all her song lyrics (http://www.lyricsforall.com/display/album/1503028112/1329850486).

Enjoy, and tell me what you think of her.

coolasfcuk
28-07-2005, 00:40
:eek:

are you reading my thoughts... i've thought of posting something about her here the past couple of weeks, but never got to do it ....

I LOVE M.I.A.

We listen to her at my office pretty much every day :chupa: the whole album - it was my boss's boyfriend (he shares the office with us) who introduced me to her. I must admit he listens to GREAT music :D and there is always something awsome coming out of hims G5 iTunes non-stop! (with the occasional KCRW Santa Monica broadcast)

He told me she based in the UKm but is from Pakistan?! I dont know, have not have chance to look her up, but i enjoy her music and her 'screamy' voice... its catchy....

"what can i get for 10 dollaaaaaaaaaaaar? ... n-e-thing you want!..."
:coctail:

cirrus
28-07-2005, 01:02
yeah she's cool and she has a neat style. I like how she brings in her own background to her music. She's from Sri Lanka.

Heellllllllllllllllllllllllllllo? This is MIA....

coolasfcuk
28-07-2005, 01:08
She's from Sri Lanka.
ah, ok .... either way, you can def. tell the ethno influence and by now people know i am a fan of that,yeah? :gigi:

so you still in LA cirrus? ill def make a trip down there in the next year, so watch out :heh:

QueenBee
28-07-2005, 01:28
Hahahahahahah this rocks

Airheadap
28-07-2005, 04:17
Yeah it does rock!
Haha, from what I've gathered about her, she was born in the UK but lived in Sri Lanka and later, in India, until she was in her teens. Then they moved back to the UK cause Sri Lanka was about to have a civil war, and her father was a revolutionary leader for the minority population in Sri Lanka. So she went to college in the UK and studied film, and then started a project with some dj named Dilpo, I think, and then she started playing with a synth and wanted to record her own music...
And now she's here! :D

cirrus
28-07-2005, 07:48
The name of her album is "Arular" - named after her dad - so if you like her check it out! ITunes, $8.99 hahaha, just kidding.

yep, cool, i'm still here. about an hour north on the beach. let me know when you make plans, okay?

Airheadap
28-07-2005, 08:18
Then, there's always places like TorrentSpy. (http://www.torrentspy.com/search.asp?mode=torrentdetails&id=242162&query=arular)
;)

Yaster
09-08-2005, 20:07
Love her. Ive been waiting for her to play a gig in Edinburgh for a while. better check the listings

cirrus
05-10-2005, 19:21
I just saw her the other night in LA. Fantastic show! :D a bit short, but she was great on stage.

Lux
05-10-2005, 23:08
M.I.A. be hot. i missed her show in ann arbor and apparently she rocked out. she also started spewing "fcuk bush, fcuk this country" comments which made the crowd go crazy. wish i could've been there. :none:

coolasfcuk
06-10-2005, 00:06
I just saw her the other night in LA. Fantastic show! a bit short, but she was great on stage.
baaaaah, are you kidding me ... she is performing in S.F. tonight!!!! and I CANT go :cry: ...I am pissed, as i was looking fwd to going to that show, but oh well.... the good thing is - she is performing in Oakland in a month or so, so i will definitely try to go there!

cirrus
06-10-2005, 23:26
coolasfcuk, i think you should go! i know you like to get crazy, so you'll have a blast fo' sho! :)