Music is always changing, and I always have a band or artist of the moment that I’m following. Over the years, this has included The Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Freestyle Fellowship, D’Angelo, Outkast, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, and Coldplay. While many of these groups are still around and I still follow them, some have fallen out of favor with me or they have disappeared all together.
Anyway, my new “favorite” artist is M.I.A. I started listening to her when I saw all of the strong reviews of her album Arular. I’m usually skeptical when it comes to female rappers, but she does not really fit into that genre. She doesn’t really git into any genre. In some ways, the only way to describe her music is with one word…good. It is not glossed over with that pop feel, but the beats are extremely catchy and well-crafted, and her lyrics and word play are amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing her at Lollapalooza in August here in Chicago, and purchasing her new album, Kala. The video above is from her new album.