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Stream: M.I.A.’s “Matangi”

Mathangi finds new way to look at music for Matangi.

M.I.A.'s "Matangi" album cover


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Originally set to release in January of this year, Matangi is the fourth studio album by British-Sri Lankan Tamil recording artist M.I.A. (real name Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam) who continuously confirms that she is effortlessly innovative and running a planet of her very own. This eclectic and “emo” collection of music called Matangi comes out on Tuesday, November 5 via N.E.E.T. Recordings through Interscope Records. Stream the catchy album below now; buy the album when in-stores or iTunes. It’s simple.


Read more about MIA via Wikipedia

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), better known by her stage name M.I.A., is a British rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, director, visual artist, activist, photographer, fashion designer and model. “M.I.A.” is a play on her own name and a reference to the acronym of Missing in Action. Her compositions combine elements of alternative, dance, electronic, hip hop and world music. M.I.A. began her career in 2000 as a visual artist, filmmaker and designer in west London before beginning her recording career in 2002. Since rising to prominence in early 2004 for her singles “Sunshowers” and “Galang,” charting in Canada and the UK and reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, three Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize.


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