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New M.I.A. Song Bashes New York Times

January 27, 2010

Remember that new M.I.A track we told you about the other day? Well it turns out that it’s a protest song entitled “Space Odyssey” that M.I.A. and producer Rusko recorded after the New York Times ran a travel article that touted Sri Lanka as the best place to vacation in 2010 just two days after posting an article about brutal war crimes that may have been committed in the country.

We’re assuming that this lede is what set her off:

“For a quarter century, Sri Lanka seems to have been plagued by misfortune, including a brutal civil war between the Sinhalese-dominated government and a separatist Tamil group. But the conflict finally ended last May, ushering in a more peaceful era for this teardrop-shaped island off India’s coast, rich in natural beauty and cultural splendors.”

Read the full article at Flavorwire

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