“Maya announced via her Twitter that she will be dropping a new mixtape titled Vicky Leekx on New Years Eve. ”vicky leekx mixtape coming new years eve! layin bad minds to rest 2010!” Despite releasing a mediocre album this year (/\/\/\Y/\) and poor concert performances, we are still interested in what M.I.A. has to offer. No further details have been given about the mixtape but if it’s anything like some of the recent Diplo and Blaqstarr tracks (1, 2, 3, 4) shes been leaking through various websites, it could be a banger. Keyword: Could.” –S.K.o.A.
Related: (Video): Rye Rye – Sunshine ft. M.I.A. | (Video): M.I.A. – Story To Be Told
This is the first single from M.I.A.’s signee, Rye Rye.
Related: (Video): M.I.A. – Story To Be Told
Yes, this is the actual, official video from M.I.A.’s new album /\/\/\Y/\, which is in stores now.
Related: (Tour): M.I.A. Announces National Tour Dates | (Video): M.I.A. – XXXO
“These days, most of us create our own playlists, switching from the radio (commercial or satellite or Internet) to iPods to other listening gizmos, and as a result, the variety of songs emanating from our vehicles (or bedrooms or headphones) is far greater than before, though for some reason overly customized SUVs do tend to crank Drake’s “Find Your Love.” So as the season ends, SPIN’s list of 2010’s Best Summer Songs is not a survey of the undeniable (sorry Taio Cruz). It’s a mixed bag of what we embraced, willingly, without being subjected to excessive force.” –SPIN
You can read the full list, which includes Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi, Das Racist, M.I.A., The Black Keys, Robyn, Wavves, Kanye West, and more, at SPIN’s 20 Best Songs of Summer
Related: SPIN’s 11 Best Bamboozle 2010 Moments
The tour will run from September 21st to October 12th. She will be opened up for by Rye Rye, who is the first artist signed to Maya’s label, N.E.E.T..
Tue/Sept-21 Montreal Metropolis
Wed/Sept-22 Toronto Sound Academy
Sat/Sep-25 Washington DC V fest
Sun/Sep-26 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Mon/Sep-27 New York, NY Terminal 5
Wed/Sep-29 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
Thu/Sep-30 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
Sun/Oct-03 Ithaca, NY Cornell University
Mon/Oct-04 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
Tue/Oct-05 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
Sat/Oct-09 Austin, TX Zilker Park – Austin City Limits
Tue/Oct-12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Related: (Video): M.I.A. – XXXO
/\/\/\Y/\ in stores now. Video directed by Hype Williams.
Related: (DL): M.I.A. – XXXO (Remix) ft. Jay-Z