One of the benefits of the internet age – when a group of fans banded together to pester M.I.A. on twitter, she relented and emailed them a single new track, “aTENTtion,” which has since, of course, been leaked to youtube. It’s classic M.I.A. – a glitchy, maximalist beat with plenty of shouting kids grounds sharp, smart, political verses, reminding us of the best tracks on her Vicki Leekx mixtape. We’re not sure if this will wind up on her upcoming record Mathangi, but it’s definitely worth a listen anyway. Check it out.
New: M.I.A. – “aTENTtion”
Features collabs with Trey Songz, Shy Glizzy and more
Not the Cyndi Lauper song you’re probably thinking of.
From the Back From The Dead 2 mixtape, which drops tomorrow (Hallowen)
Samples the song of the same name by Quindon Tarver, from the ’96 Romeo + Juliet soundtrack
Tha Carter V is supposedly out on Dec. 9th