Get a first listen to the rapper’s fourth LP
Though M. I. A. is fourth studio album, Matangi , won’t hit shelves till November 5th, the rapper has posted individual streams of all fifteen tracks on her VEVO account.
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Branching from the gritty, electronic hip-hop of “Bring the Noize” to the seductive R& B-pop associated with “Sexodus” (which features a guest place from Canadian producer-crooner The Weeknd) to the self-empowerment sing-along “Come Walk With Me, ” the album has a distinct, eclectic range. M. I. A. handled much of the album’s production herself, though she also worked with several notable producers, which includes Danja, Hit-Boy and longtime collaborator Switch.
In the new interview with Billboard, Mirielle. I. A. talks about her chevy sonic reinvention on Matangi , which is named after (and inspired by) a Hindu goddess of inner knowledge.
“Suddenly it was like, ‘OK, I’m going to make this album for Matangi, ‘” she says, noting that will her previous approach to music had become “saturated and predictable. inch She adds, “It’s making songs without treating it as a business or as a game or as a competition. ”
The road to Matangi has been a long one. The album was originally due to be released in April yet suffered multiple delays, prompting the particular rapper to badmouth her content label, Interscope, on Twitter. Meanwhile, a good album documentary was surrounded simply by creative struggle: director Steve Loveridge quit the project in July after M. I. A. is label removed a teaser he posted online.