New Music: M.I.A. – ‘Y.A.L.A.’


M.I.A. declares “You Always Live Again” on her explosive new single “Y.A.L.A.,” which is a response to Drake’s “YOLO” catchphrase. Over a heavy-hitting beat, the Sri Lankan spitfire drops lyrical bombs (i.e. “I drink some Cointreau, keep it in my poncho”).

“YOLO, I don’t even know anymore, what that even mean though,” says Maya. “If you only live once why we keep doing the same shit? Back home, where I come from, we keep being born again and again and again. That’s why they invented karma.”

Her fourth album Matangi is due Nov. 5 featuring The Weeknd (“Exodus” and “Sexodus”), with production from Surkin, Switch, Danja, and Hit-Boy.

Crank up M.I.A.’s new banger below.

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  1. se7enfan

    MIA is the like the female kanye


  2. Ana

    This Slays


  3. Hey um

    Could I request that Rap-Up remove this video in favor for a different? Its promoting a site that allows people to download the song for free rather than from iTunes, and the site is a bit trippy if you ask me.


    Dominique Reply:

    @Hey um, nobody asked you.


    monique Reply:

    @Dominique, your momz did.


    Larry Reply:

    @Hey um, oh go fuck yourself.


  4. WillNomNoms

    Cannot wait for this album. This woman is such an aural genius.


  5. jasmine

    roc nation forever the next big thing


  6. The Crowd Updater

    Fire! The beat is sick!


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