Original content coming at ya:
Whoosh! There goes the tryanny of distance, the driving map of the world folded together by wires, the parlour globe smashed and swept into a tidy, incoherent pile. Emotions and insights expressed though song lyrics, meaning defined by television retrospective! Like OMG we're totally POMO!!12.
In other words: I scanned a bunch of stuff lately, so they'll be less blatant content-image stealing from the internets, but just the same amount of song listening experience sharing.
For your ears only: here's an early M.I.A. song, recorded for her XL demo. In this interview with Stylus, she maintains that she really, really wasn't influenced by grime. While that's certainly true of her album, this sounds thoroughly Roll Deep to me. Can anyone identify the other vocalist? I obviously need to step my grime game up, else fall behind those Midwest high school freshman with myspace accounts and several drafts of their "best of 2005" list already written.
M.I.A.- Lady Killa