Wednesday, September 05, 2007

From London, With Love: M.I.A

From The Cocoa Lounge

Due to tight schedules, we've been leaning heavily on YouTube for content recently. Rest assured, we'll be back soon!

Today's YT special is for all those (like us) wondering Where All The Female Emcees Have Gone. Look no further....we've found one!



This particular emcee, M.I.A., was a little hard to track down as she has roots in Sri Lanka, London, and reportedly, Compton, CA...and on top of all that, we've been sleeping on her for years. But MIA resurfaced earlier this summer with a new album, and rather enjoyable video for her single "Boyz," that is equal parts throw-back and musically forward in this era of recycled tunes.

With a name like M.I.A., it's ironic that she's one of the only visible female faces in Hip-Hop this year. Is it time to file a missing person's report?

7 comments:

opi said...

What about Eve, she put something out this year?

Who's That Fashionista? said...

MIA's first cd was really good. I cannot wait to get a hold of her second!

jenny said...

Loved her first album and I'm looking forward to her second. Good to see she's receiving more public recognition.

aulelia said...

this girl is so talented.

femi said...

The new album is fire.

Anonymous said...

M.I.A was born in England. Her parents are from Sri Lanka. She lived there a few years until she came back to England. She has NO roots in Compton!! don't know where you got that from.
Anyway her having two different cultures makes her music interesting. She is different. No same all crap like we hear too much of in the US.

Anonymous said...

I love M.I.A! But, I just came across this video that shows she might support Sri Lankan terrorists... Is this true???


http://srilankantube.com/item/72YJRHBK94YN1B8C