From Rolling Stone
The video M.I.A. posted on her Twitter earlier this week is in fact a newly recorded track called “Space Odyssey” that the Kala singer-rapper quickly wrote and recorded as an angry response to a New York Times story, the artist’s publicist tells The Fader. “Space Odyssey,” produced by M.I.A. and Rusko, will likely appear on M.I.A.’s upcoming third album.
Earlier this week, the Times published an article called “The 31 Places to Go in 2010″ that listed Sri Lanka at Number One. M.I.A., whose family has Sri Lankan Tamil roots, lashed out at the newspaper on her Twitter, countering NYT’s photographs of “scenic” Sri Lanka with images that literally show children torn apart by the country’s civil war between the Tamil and the Sinhalese government. “Here is the lush coastline they are talking about,” M.I.A. tweeted (warning: only click that link if you want to have your day ruined). “The song and video were made Monday night for $100, after the New York Times, as she says: ‘fucked up so hard,’ ” M.I.A.’s publicist told The Fader.
I would have written something myself but im dyin! it took me about half an hour to come up with the title