blackgirlgenius (olamina) wrote,

  • Music:

be good or be gone

I saw M.I.A. with Spank Rock last year and really liked her a lot. I saw M.I.A. a few weeks ago at Coney Island and was thoroughly unimpressed. However I just read this really great interview with her on the Fader blog and I believe in her once again.

Initially, I didn’t get formally rejected for a visa. They let me into the US for a bit—a couple of months. I was there to work with Timbaland, but then the visa ran out and I had to come back to the UK. I haven’t been able to get in [since]. So it wasn’t my own choice or actions that led me to become more worldly—I mean I live in the US. My apartment’s there. I don’t have any of my artwork, any of the songs that I’ve been working on. I don’t have my clothes. So everything [on Kala] is built out of wherever I’ve gone. I’ve had no choice but to make the record and become the thing that people always had me down for.

I love her process and her honesty. I will buy her album when it comes out.

Oh, and click the picture and read the cute story about how M.I.A. suggested those baby names.
Tags: music

  • much older

    Going through a stack of my old magazines, I came across this gem of a political cartoon from the October 1971 issue of Playboy.

  • transsexuals in iran documentary

    I just watched this incredibly heartbreaking documentary about transsexuality in Iran. It was even sadder than I expected it to be, but I feel…

  • (no subject)

    Reckless was on TV again yesterday. The dance scene is incredible. Thank God someone put it on youtube.…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.