I usually don't give a shit about the Grammys but must admit I was thrilled to find this email in my inbox this morning. I have been gushing about M.I.A. for some time and it seems mainstream audiences didn't get around to her killer, genre-hopping, world-flavored, lady gangsta single "Paper Planes," and the equally awesome album Kala, until the song was used recently in the Pineapple Express trailer. Perhaps exposure on the Grammys broadcast somebody still watches, right? will increase her profile. M.I.A. is one of the most exciting and brilliant young artists on the global stage. She should be playing arena not tiny little sold-out club on Frenchmen Street, which was the case this year at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Here's the press release: