Since she burst onto the rap scene a couple of years ago this tiny woman has garnered plenty of industry and fan love. M.I.A., whose real name is Maya Arulpragasam, is a Brit of Sri Lankan descent. Not one who is afraid of controversy or edits her lyrics in any way, this dynamo tries to give a voice to those who do not have one. M.I.A has a father who was a Tamil Tiger freedom fighter and her family had to flee the civil war. This background no doubt feeds heavily into what she does on her CDs and onstage. Musically her style is a mix of drum and bass, dub, raga, and jungle. She chooses to use much slang in her songs as an ode to the tough hood infested streets of South London she was brought up in. No jokes this girl is tough and there is nothing artificial about her or her music. Besides all the political messages in her songs there are also plenty of opportunities to have a good time. Music is also about fun!
Come on down to check out one of the more cutting edge rappers going today!
-Metropolis: 59 Ste. Catherine East
-Opening Act: The Cool Kids
-Tickets Purchase: (514) 844-3500 or www.ticketpro.ca
-Ticket Price: $24.57 (plus service charges)
-Showtime: 8:00 p.m.