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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5 Times M.I.A. Took Us Out of Our Comfort Zone

M.I.A. is known for pushing the envelope, and with her new track, "Borders," she's going even further. Check out other times she's really made us think.

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The Migos revisit their 'No Label' roots.

Braggin' Writes: Rappers with Books

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

United We Stand: Best US – UK Collaborations in Music

Great things happen when these super powers unite.

Game Time: A History of Super Bowl Performers

Music stars who've taken the stage for the NFL showdown.

Made You Look: When Rappers Spread Conspiracy Theories

Seeing doesn't always mean believing for these music stars.
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