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Hear M.I.A.’s Unlikely New Single, “XXXO”

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A rip from the premiere on BBC’s Radio 1 earlier today, when the DJ called it “the hottest record in the world right now.” Hints of Justice, Z100, the mediation of social interactions by technology, clubs in Atlantic City. This the first official single off the still untitled N.E.E.T./Interscope LP, the release of which just got delayed to July 6, opposite Big Boi and N.E.R.D–appropriately kaleidoscopic company. [Rap-Up]