Singer/Rapper/Producer Born Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam in England and raised in Sri Lanka, India and London, M.I.A. makes music that mixes genres—from hip hop to electronica, dance and world music—and her lyrics are sometimes political. She is best known for the songs “Boyz” and “Paper Planes,” and for her controversial short film “Born Free.”

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Don't Label Me: Artists Beefin' With Their Record Labels

Lupe Fiasco and more who disputed how they've been handled.

Celebrity Birthdays: Mack Wilds Celebrates!

Diahann Carroll, M.I.A. and more celebrate this week.

Braggin' Writes: Rappers with Books

Hip hop stars who took their gift for words from the stage to the page.

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Plus, pics from Drake, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and more.

Janelle Monáe and MIA Perform Hologram Duet

Singers team up to create a bi-coastal concert.
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