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22-08-2005
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http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...&highlight=mia

I think there's already a thread about her

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She is neeto-o. We found her as she is on the same label as Dizzie Rascal, who rocks much.

She has a cool trippy 80's fashion sense. Definately not the garbage LA chavette style of Fergie.

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Something about her really annoys me! I just can't put my finger on it!

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She deserved that Mercury Award nomination! Not sure if she should win it, since alot of artists nominated for same category are very talented.

Saw that Bucky Done Gone(sp?) vid, the song is good, she wears some good clothes!
Nice to see an British Asian girl who dosn't conform to the boring Asian trends. The clothes she wore in the vid, I can't see any Asian girls wearing that! Maybe in London, but definitely not outside. (Don't flame me, I'm a Brit Asian myself, lol!)--(She's Sri Lankan).

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I love her- reminds me a bit of E.S.G.- infectiously dancey and good style

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Is she known in the States too?

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Her music is so crazy! I love it

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Is she known in the States too?
But of course she is
I live in Echo Park so this is the ground zero for acts like her
Grey Ant is based here in EP- to me, her look is very "Echo Park gal"

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Oh right. Can anyone post any Grey Ant clothing please? I could see the video of the catwalk, but I'm not patient enough with Quicktime.

Mods merge please:
http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...ad.php?t=21533

Is she from London? She seems to be more well known in the States than the UK. I've only seen one of her videos on a crappy music video channel. noone seems to have heard of her here.


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Is she known in the States too?
She IS well known here in NYC. She has had at least 3 shows this summer and has a show scheduled w/I-Wayne on tuesday.

She gave a great performance at Central Park a month ago and It was PACKED. Even Salman Rushdie (the author) attended.

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What music category would you put her music in?

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What music category would you put her music in?
Well, to me, she reminds me of so many things but is so unique I would call it electro-clash with other influences.
Got this blurb about her from Rollingstone.com and notice how many genres they feel she fits into ----

Genre: Foreign Rap/Hip-Hop, Broken Beat, Dancehall, All Music, All Radio

When she was little, Maya Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A., probably had no idea she'd grow up to become an underground dancehall sensation. Her father was a resistance figure in the Sri Lankan independence struggle, and Arulpragasam's family was forced to leave Sri Lanka -- for their safety -- when she was nine years old. But after growing up in a London housing estate and studying film, Arulpragasam's life changed when she picked up a Roland MC-505 for the first time and started composing songs. Skillfully weaving street slang with geo-politics, nonsense rhymes with low-tech dancehall riddims, Arulpragasam's angular, low-tech sound has struck a chord. Her debut, Arular, was released in 2005.


I just rewatched a few of her videos on yahoo music- I love her
"Bucky Done Gun" is soooo catchy...I saw her perform this on Jimmy Kimmel Live a few months back. Cute style too- its like old skool Salt-n-Pep meets Bananarama! She is so beautiful too.
Here is a link to a great little article about her upbringing and how she got started-

http://www.globalbeatfusion.com/featuresmia.htm



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I Salt-n-Pepa and Bananarama

A lot of people were forced to leave Sri Lanka I hate wars

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I Salt-n-Pepa and Bananarama

A lot of people were forced to leave Sri Lanka I hate wars
I was just readin the last bit of that article I gave the link to and she attended Central Saint Martins in London and made her own clothes for performance to referencing her memories of her growing up strife.
So interesting...

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