M.I.A. releases “Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border” on Apple Music

My new song Swords was filmed in a Temple in India and we recorded the clang of the metal to make the beat at the same time as shooting these incredible girls. There’s ten more of these countries coming and I haven’t chased where to go yet, so who knows where this project will take me. Warriorswas shot in Cote d’Ivoire with a guy I saw in a YouTube video doing the most incredible dancing. I tracked down that exact guy, flew out there and played him the Warriors track. He did his thing for me. He is a spiritual warrior and communicates through dancing. It’s a lifelong commitment for him to be the designated spiritual body that channels that dance.

Matahdatah Scroll 01 is available now via Apple Music.

Liberatum Artistry is set to hit Hong Kong this week

Liberatum Artistry will be taking place in Hong Kong March 13-15. Coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong, the three-day event will be celebrating the power of art and will be held in different venues throughout the city. Among the highlights are the premier of “Artistry and Technology featuring an all-star cast of creatives including M.I.A. as seen in the photo above by Liberatum Creative Director, Tomas Auksas.

MARCH 13

Directors Pablo Ganguli and Tomas Auksas will be premiering their film “Artistry and Technology,” which explores the impact of technology in creative industries. It features a slew of notable artists, architects, designers and filmmakers such as M.I.A., Francis Ford Coppola, Frank Gehry, Daniel Arsham, Jonas Akerlund, Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Marcel Wanders, Miranda July, Francesco Vezzoli, Marc Quinn, Brett Ratner and Kehinde Wiley. The premiere will take place at Swire Properties Lounge.

The Liberatum Cultural Honor will be presented to Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon at the Upper House.

MARCH 14

Liberatum Culture Salon event will feature lectures by actress Susan Sarandon, artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien, art curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist, and art collector Simon de Pury at Swire Properties Lounge:

12 PM – An Artistic Life: Susan Sarandon speaks on her career and creativity
2 PM – Art/Tech:  Hans Ulrich Obrist, Isaac Julien, Simon de Pury and Grimansa Amoros speak on the impact of technology on creativity

MARCH 15

Liberatum “In Conversation” event with fashion designer Victoria Beckham at the Upper House.

Upper House at Pacific Place
88 Queensway, Admiralty,
Hong Kong

Swire Properties Lounge at the Art Basel Convention Centre
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai,
Hong Kong

M.I.A. shares new song “CanSeeCanDo”

Earlier today, M.I.A. announced plans to release her track “All My People.” However, the eccentric recording artist retracted her initial arrangement as she did not believe “all [her] people are ready.

Instead, the Sri Lankan-via-London musician provided new music as a replacement, an energetic number titled “CanSeeCanDo.”

Maya accompanied the substitute release with a cryptic message, tweeting “to my hardcore fans, hang in there summer is coming” — giving hints as to when her next album will drop. Enjoy “CanSeeCanDo” below and stay tuned for more information.

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M.I.A.: “Double Bubble Trouble” (music video)

From her fourth studio album Matangi, M.I.A. has unveiled the video to her single “Double Bubble Trouble.”

Never the one to shy away from experimental visuals, the clip is strung together by a list of lo-fi home videos, taking us to the London estates, where reckless youth flash their toy guns in clouds of smoke, while a mob of dancers move in tempo with the Partysquad-produced track. Complemented by trippy edits that toy with some bizarre iconographiy, M.I.A. delivers another compelling visual experience for her latest work.

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Now the NFL wants $16.6 million from M.I.A. for her Super Bowl middle finger

Back in September, M.I.A. (and her attorneys) raised a stink about the NFL’s $1.5 million lawsuit over the rapper’s 2012 middle finger salute during the Super Bowl halftime show. Now comes news that the NFL is actually seeking an additional $15.1 million in compensatory damages from M.I.A., a figure that the rapper’s team says “lacks any basis in law, fact, or logic.”While the 167 million households watching the game may have seen the Sri Lankan rapper’s middle finger, lawyer Howard King notes that NFL viewers have seen far worse before.

Several years ago, halftime performer Prince pretended to masturbate, and Michael Jackson repeatedly grabbed his crotch during his 1993 halftime performance. The league also assigned a 15-yard penalty to a player for using “the n-word” on the field this year, something that definitely seems a little worse than a quick flip of the bird. Consider, also, the case of alleged NFL madman and future Onion employee Richie Incognito, who’s been under fire for his racist, aggressive behavior toward teammates in the Miami Dolphins locker room.

King says the NFL’s attempt to fine M.I.A. is “transparently an exercise by NFL intended solely to bully and make an example of Respondents for daring to challenge NFL” and also alleges that, if M.I.A. is held at fault, then NBC should also be held at fault for “not activating the ‘5 second delay’ system in place for the broadcast.”

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Now the NFL wants $16.6 million from M.I.A. for her Super Bowl middle finger

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M.I.A. releases Spotify-exclusive bonus track “Trouble Again”

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Almost exactly a month to the day after its official release, M.I.A. has delivered a Spotify-exclusive bonus track from her critically acclaimed LP, Matangi. Dubbed “Trouble Again,” the track is an extended remix of the album’s “Double Bubble Trouble” and includes a new verse in conjunction with a more electronically-inclined take on the original Partysquad-produced reggae beat. Enjoy the track below and head on over to iTunes now to download Matangi in its entirety.

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M.I.A. – Trouble Again

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Official video for M.I.A.’s “Y.A.L.A”

M.I.A. has released the official video to accompany the fourth single off her fourth studio album, Matangi. The track, titled “Y.A.L.A.,” is a not-so-subtle play on the Drake-coined phrase “YOLO” and stands for “You Always Live Again.”

Produced with the help of Dutch DJ-duo The Partysquad and the wardrobe of KENZO, the video hits as hard as the song with psychedelic, glow-in-the-dark visuals cut with strobe lighting-style editing.

Rainbow rave explosions with glow-in-the-dark Matangi goddess Maya. Let’s dance unto infinity with Y.A.L.A… You Always Live Again!