Yell HIP HIP HOORAY on the count of three if you’re happy to hear a new ish from M.I.A. !!
The British-Sri Lankan rapper has released a new electropunk inspired track entitled, “Boooooorn Free“, from her upcoming third album which is due to be released on 29 June 2010. After the release of her amazing 2007 album, Kala, M.I.A. has been much more visible to mainstream audiences. Her song “Paper Planes” was used in the trailer for the film Pineapple Express in 2008 which led to Jay-Z and T.I. using a sample of it in their Grammy nominated song, “Swagga Like Us”. M.I.A. subsequently performed the track with the rappers at the 2009 Grammys, just days away from giving birth to her first child. She was also featured on the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack on the song “O…Saya” which was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song.
Following the birth of her son, M.I.A. had been devoting a lot of her time to recording her third album and managing her record company N.E.E.T. Recordings which has musical acts Sleigh Bells, Blaqstarr, and Rye Rye on the roster. She also recently signed on a visual artist Jaime Martinez onto N.E.E.T. and commissioned him to do some 3D photographs for her. You can see one of his photos above. Dope.
HERE’S THE NEW VIDEO FOR M.I.A.’S “BOOOOOORN FREE!”