Just finished reading a long New York Times magazine story about “political” rapper M.I.A. It’s a good read, but also makes her sound sort of full of shit, mostly because she says things like “I’d like to turn censorship into fashion.” She also seems to have certain holes in her biography in order for her to seem extra cool.
Mostly, it made me think about The Clash, whom M.I.A sampled in her big hit last year Paper Planes. Infinitely cooler. Watch this: