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9 responses to “M.I.A. Pop”

  1. Viva la Revolucion oder doch nicht? Kritisches zu M.I.A. und Maya:


  2. Hier der Link zum spannenden und kritischen M.I.A Artikel von Lynn Hirschberg im Magazin der New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/magazine/30mia-t.html

    «A canny showman, Iovine knew that the video would get attention, that Maya would get her visa (which she did) and that all the noise was good for business. He has a long history of driving record sales with violent imagery: in the 1990s, Interscope was home to Death Row Records, where Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur made millions rapping about all things gangsta. Iovine also appreciates the outrageous: Interscope’s biggest artist is Lady Gaga, who has melded big-time theatricality with disco-based pop, a kind of love child of Elton John and Madonna.» (Lynn Hirschberg, New York Times, Magazin)

  3. […] Künstlerin bisher provoziert, ist als reich verheiratete Wahlamerikanerin aber selbst in eine Glaubwürdigkeitskrise […]

  4. […] diesen zwei Aktionen, verzichtete die Tochter eines tamilischen Rebellen-Kämpfers allerdings auf den Kontakt mit den Wiener Fans. Ein Track […]

  5. […] Aktivismus versus Spass – und auch Erste Welt versus Dritte Welt. Im Video zum Track «Born Free» – von der 2010 erschienenen CD «Maya» – inszeniert M.I.A als Aktivistin radikalste […]

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