M.I.A. enlists The Weeknd for <em>Matangi</em>, previews 'Y.A.L.A'

M.I.A. flips 2012’s favorite abbreviation into a reincarnation anthem.

The controversy-courting artist will release the long-delayed Matangi on November 5. While we already received a glimpse of the cover and tracklist, we now know that M.I.A. will not be alone on the album: R&B creepster The Weeknd appears on ‘Exodus’ and ‘Sexodus’, and the list of producers includes frequent collaborator Switch, Timbaland protege Danja, ‘Niggas In Paris’ beatsmith Hit-Boy, and French party-starter Surkin.

M.I.A. has also shared a 90-second preview of ‘Y.A.L.A.’, which is short for ‘You Always Live Again’ (rather than YOLO’s once-ubiquitous “you only live once”). The title could also be a reference to her 2007 album Kala; the song’s exotic club beat and vaguely political lyrics would fit right in on that album. The song will be available for download on October 22 with an album pre-order. [via Rap-up]

1. Karmageddon


3. Only 1 U

4. Warriors

5. Come Walk With Me

6. aTENTion

7. Exodus (ft. The Weeknd)

8. Bad Girls

9. Boom Skit

10. Double Bubble Trouble

11. Y.A.L.A. 

12. Bring The Noize

13. Lights

14. Know It Ain’t Right

15. Sexodus (ft. The Weeknd)



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