Comparatively, in the ten years since M.I.A. released Kala, she’s addressed women’s empowerment, anti-immigration policy, and the perils of dependency upon data in the digital age, but never quite achieving the same success she did with Kala. She’s also noted that in said time, that the music industry is “ingrained with the political agendas of the time” and is “[censoring] art.” To that end, M.I.A. announced her “retirement” as a full-time musician in 2016.
Sadly, M.I.A.’s Pop Stardom and The Age Of Obama Didn’t Live Forever
Marcus K. Dowling

I HAD NO IDEA SHE ‘RETIRED’. Oh no my favorite political activist artist extraordinaire….how sad.

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