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  1. 28 Apr '10 14:54
    Hip-Hop artist M.I.A. has released a video for the first single "Born Free".

    It can be seen here. It is extremely NSFW and contains graphic images:
    www.miauk.com

    It has stirred plenty of controversy and discussion. Clearly, the artist knows how to play the publicity game. I am wondering what people's opinions of the video are.

    Myself, I find it completely over-the-top and I'm struggling to understand the so-called political statement being made. The song, however, is fantastic.
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Apr '10 16:22 / 1 edit
    I think everybody should base their political opinions on what some musicians say.

    My opinions are mostly based on these guys:
    http://tinyurl.com/palynkaspoliticalopinions
  3. 28 Apr '10 16:36
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I think everybody should base their political opinions on what some musicians say.

    My opinions are mostly based on these guys:
    http://tinyurl.com/palynkaspoliticalopinions
    Before we get into that discussion - what do you think of the video?
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Apr '10 16:45
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Before we get into that discussion - what do you think of the video?
    Haven't seen it yet (NSFW) but I already imagine my answer is very likely a shrug. Just treat it like horror movies in terms of broadcasting times.
  5. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Apr '10 17:54
    ...Did I kill this thread?
  6. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    28 Apr '10 18:01
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Hip-Hop artist M.I.A. has released a video for the first single "Born Free".

    It can be seen here. It is extremely NSFW and contains graphic images:
    www.miauk.com

    It has stirred plenty of controversy and discussion. Clearly, the artist knows how to play the publicity game. I am wondering what people's opinions of the video are.

    Myself, I find it ...[text shortened]... o understand the so-called political statement being made. The song, however, is fantastic.
    Interesting... all the people that were rounded up were gingers.

    Did you notice that?
  7. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    28 Apr '10 19:19
    Originally posted by Palynka
    ...Did I kill this thread?
    serves you right for watching hockey
  8. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    28 Apr '10 19:28
    MIA isn't really hippety hoppity is she? And she does rock up a good 'un.
  9. 28 Apr '10 19:28
    Hey Uzless - Extra points for you if you can tell me what sample is used in the song!
  10. 28 Apr '10 19:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    MIA isn't really hippety hoppity is she? And she does rock up a good 'un.
    This song is pretty genre-bending, that's for sure...
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Apr '10 21:32
    The song is meh and for all the hype the video is as shocking as Caged Heat.
  12. 29 Apr '10 02:57
    Originally posted by Palynka
    ...

    My opinions are mostly based on these guys:
    http://tinyurl.com/palynkaspoliticalopinions
    we could tell!
  13. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    29 Apr '10 10:36
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    we could tell!
    You'd make a great punchline drum roll.
  14. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    29 Apr '10 11:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Myself, I find it completely over-the-top and I'm struggling to understand the so-called political statement being made. The song, however, is fantastic.
    There is a politcal statemente being made in here? I didn't get it too.

    Edit: I don't think that the song is fantastic, but it does blend with the images being displayed in a fantastic way.
  15. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    04 May '10 16:58
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Hip-Hop artist M.I.A. has released a video for the first single "Born Free".

    It can be seen here. It is extremely NSFW and contains graphic images:
    www.miauk.com

    It has stirred plenty of controversy and discussion. Clearly, the artist knows how to play the publicity game. I am wondering what people's opinions of the video are.

    Myself, I find it ...[text shortened]... o understand the so-called political statement being made. The song, however, is fantastic.
    I wonder how much money MIA had to pay the band Suicide for using Suicide's music to "Johnny"


    (The rolling stones had to pay KD land about a million for using the sound to KD's "Constant Craving" in the stone's "Anybody seen my baby" song.)