MIA – AIM

32.00

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), known by her stage name M.I.A., is a British rapper, singer, record producer, and activist. M.I.A.’s songs are marked with evocative political and philosophical commentary and her music features styles such as electro, reggae, rhythm and blues, alternative rock, hip hop, grime, rap ballads and Asian folk and references to her musical influences such as Missy Elliott, Tamil film music, Lou Reed, the Pixies, Timbaland, the Beastie Boys, and London Posse. She is the first person of South Asian descent to be nominated for an Academy Award and Grammy Award in the same year, she was named one of the defining artists of the 2000s decade by Rolling Stone, and one of the 100 most influential people of 2009 by Time. Esquire ranked M.I.A. on its list of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century. According to Billboard, she was one of the “Top 50 Dance/Electronic Artists of the 2010s”. M.I.A. was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for her services to music. AIM is her fifth studio album, released on 9 September 2016 by Interscope. Prior to its release, the rapper claimed that it would be her final album. M.I.A. worked on the composition and production of the album with a range of collaborators, including Blaqstarr, Diplo and Skrillex. As with M.I.A.’s earlier releases, the album mixes Eastern and Western musical influences. Lyrically, a number of tracks on the album contain themes of borders and refugees. For many fans, this is her best and darkest album.

2 x  LP
Label: Interscope
Cat. # 00602557164015

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