M.I.A. Essentials

M.I.A. Essentials

The English-Sri Lankan daughter of a political activist M.I.A. (born Mathangi "Maya” Arulpragasam) became the toast of the American art and pop underground in the mid-'00s. Her hyperactive blend of hip-hop, dance, and Eastern sounds has garnered intense critical praise. Even after achieving crossover commercial success, M.I.A. has stayed iconoclastic and controversial.

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