M.I.A. - KALA, album released August 20th 2007.
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Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam [born July 17th 1977 in Hounslow, London, England], is a British vocalist, songwriter, composer, record producer and visual artist, and is a Tamil of Jaffna origin. Best known by her stage name, M.I.A, her work in music often features a range of elements of genres including grime, hip-hop, ragga, dancehall and electro. An accomplished visual artist by 2002, M.I.A. came to prominence in early 2004 through file-sharing of her singles 'Galang' and 'Sunshowers' on the internet. In 2005, her debut album, 'Arular', was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
'Kala' is the second studio album by British musical artist M.I.A., released on August 20th 2007. The album was mainly self-produced. The album features collaborations with Afrikan Boy, The Wilcannia Mob, and Timbaland and production by M.I.A., Switch, Blaqstarr, Morganics, Diplo, and Timbaland. M.I.A. had also held recording sessions with Three 6 Mafia. M.I.A. has described the album as "shapes, colours, Africa, street, power, bitch, nu world, and brave". Kala is named after M.I.A.'s mother [her previous album, Arular, was named after her father]. She explains "I thought it was fair". M.I.A. stated that "Arular...was a real masculine album." Regarding 'Kala', she says, "This one is about my mum and her struggle - how do you work, feed your children, nurture them and give them the power of information?" 'Kala' debuted at No.22 on the World Albums Chart upon release and peaked at No.3 on the U.S. iTunes Music Store. It debuted at No.18 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 29,000 copies in its first week. The album generally received a very positive reception from critics, scoring 87 on MetaCritic. By the end of 2007, it was ranked by Metacritic as the 9th best reviewed album of the year. 'Jimmy' the second single from the album, is a reworked and rewritten cover of the song 'Jimmy Jimmy Aaja' from the 1982 Bollywood film Disco Dancer.
01 Bamboo Banga
02 Bird Flu
05 Hussel [Ft. Afrikan Boy]
06 Mango Pickle Down River [Ft. Wilcannia Mob]
07 20 Dollar
08 World Town
09 The Turn
11 Paper Planes
12 Come Around [Ft. Timbaland]
THE VIDEO [XviD SkidVid]
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