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Mia "Galang"

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Holy shit - this girl is hot. Sri Lanka's answer to Dizzee Rascal

ai, August 24, 2004 at 8:41:49 PM CEST

This is probably the type of video I'd avoid to make at all costs now. Boring like hell. But yes she's hot indeed.

robodrug, August 25, 2004 at 9:08:12 PM CEST

This is probably the type of video I'd avoid to make at all >costs now. Boring like hell

Well now! seems all those background references about war and the Tamil tigers have gone over ur 'ead, as has M.I.A its not her name but is the abbreviation 4 'missing in action' since I don't speak Tamil, I can't say what her lyrics r sayin' but u can bet she aint chatin' 'bout no gucchi thong

ai, August 26, 2004 at 1:19:54 AM CEST

The song may be good. The problem comes when you put a girl in a video who doesnt do nothing extraordinary for 4 minutes. Theres no storyline abstract or linear. Nothing to make the brain tickling. and the animations in the background repeat themself until the end because at the end you need to put something different because its the end. I can watch that for 20 sec no more. For a decent video you need to suprise the viewer every 30 sec at least.

captainmarc22, August 27, 2004 at 7:57:31 PM CEST

her performance is awesome - she definitely upstages the visuals, which, I agree, lose some of their appeal after a minute or so. Also, she's singing in English, not Tamil.

eccentricks, August 28, 2004 at 6:59:14 AM CEST

I personally believe that this was an entertaining and comedic song. Truthfully the style of video that it is fits the music perfectly. Maybe you would have had to hear the song first before seeing the video to make a judgement. It's got that whole 'worse than Arnie' accent thing and all the funny statements. I for one recognize the coefficient of the music & video put together.

I still haven't the slightest if this is an official video or something done by a fan. But it was fun nonetheless.

tru, August 28, 2004 at 1:40:17 PM CEST

Theres no storyline abstract or linear. Nothing to make the brain tickling.

If your brain isn't ticking that's because you've got a lazy brain. This is a Sri Lankan TAMIL refugee girl singing in front of TIGERS and burning palm trees and bombs and then british council estates and police cars - at least it says something about where she's coming from. She writes her songs, and she does the stencilling, so credit to her for sticking to her guns with a video that is in the style of all her own artwork on her website. It's at with her artwork and more songs. She's brave and I think its really fresh what she's doing. Definitely one to watch for the future.

robodrug, September 1, 2004 at 1:56:51 AM CEST

the meaning of life, but for Maya Arulpragasam, the tipping point was surprisingly mundane. At the age of 10, the London-based MC was forced to flee her native Sri Lanka, where her father, a Tamil freedom fighter, remains to this day. Arriving in Britain, she and her mother and two siblings were housed on a notoriously racist council estate in Surrey. At school, the newcomer was dismissed as thick because she couldn’t speak English and

Yes ok u clever clogs, so I woz wrong She is singing in English and MIA is her 'nom de guerre' U live n' learn

Quite an interesting history She's got a web site Oh bollocks! sum 1 else 'as posted a link 2 her web site previously!

mally_bo0, October 7, 2004 at 11:12:16 AM CEST

I reckon shez mad!!! shez unique, different got her own style and her clip is really cool!!! shez SO HOT aswell!!!GO DA LANKAN PRIDE!!!!!!! I hope the war in lanka stops! it's been going on for decades n it need to stop now man.. and to the previous post about her accent - U SUCK! and UR MEAN! it's the nicest way i cud put it... it wud be the same as baggin out someone for a english accent, of aussie accent, or azn accent n all - ITZ NOT RITE!... SO FREKN REALISE THER R DIFF PPL WIT DIFF ACCENTS.. THNK U!

bay_bee, October 27, 2004 at 12:47:46 AM CEST

this is most probably the worst, cheapest, boring video i hav ever seen in my life. all she is doing is dancing in the worst clothes in front of a green screen.

thegreat1, October 27, 2004 at 3:20:07 PM CEST

This is the crappest video I've ever seen. I can even make a better video AND song with "Windows Movie Maker" and "Sound Recorder" on my PC. "mally_bo0" you chat breeze, she ain't unique. She's a black ghetto wannabe. Listen to her lyrics.... "London [???] speak da slang now, boy say 'wha', gwan girls say 'wha'" and THEN she goes off and says "Blaze and blaze... galangalangalang... Purple Haze... galangalangalang" Blaze and purple haze all related to smoking and drugs... um? unique you say? And then what made her do that dumb tribal dance in the end man. It sounds like one of dem tribes in Zimbabwe. What the hell is this crap, and whoever done the choreography should get shot. We're they trying to make her look like a ediat or something. She look like a monkey, man. This girl can't dance, this girl can't sing, what the hell is it doing on MTV Dance and Kiss. They prob only show it for a sympathy vote. Uh maybe her art is unique, but its UNIQUELY CRAP. This video is so crap man. The only good thing about it is that it's something for me to laugh at. This girl is not HOT, her body is like a twig man. Jeez, if that's your ideal girl then... alright your choice, but in my eyes she is NOT HOT.

dark_assazin, May 20, 2005 at 6:43:39 PM CEST

danG...waHH da fucK is diz!!!.lOL...livN IN Uk N TRyNNA SHOW HER.SELF OFF AS wesside gheeto biatChee.nyWaYz..imma nahh hater ,,,fuck diz biatche looKz awfuLL N needs Ta du sum thang Ta her facE.lmfaO...galagala gala galanggg...dat makes eveN lil babyZ crY oUt lOud..dumbeZT n stupidEZT soNg dat i ve eva heard in ma liFE.on top of dat she 'd ve gone ta danc"n class b4 she shOOt diz dumb videO she dances liKe elvis prestlY.....dangg...iz dis reaL uk music..daNggg...soo gayy..yoo biatchee..diz aiNt hip hop or rap simply dat song has no genere..may..b we can call it as "wahh eva:" life marK ass biatachee.galalagalagalanggg...fuckkkk..

true_uglynezz, May 20, 2005 at 7:00:00 PM CEST

damn if y'll think that she is fuckin HOT then y'll loserz neva seen some fine ass chickz man.. shes a bullshit.. she dances like that donkey in Shrek!!! i was laughin ma bum off mann.. is dat wut you call dancing? hahhahaha she sounds like a pregnent monkey when she sings.. she sucks big time man.. galang..galang..galang hahahahahaha ugly ass bitch aint good for nothtin'..

langdonallger, May 21, 2005 at 12:09:36 AM CEST


jonnyalive, June 9, 2005 at 2:25:57 AM CEST

OH MY GOD!!!!!! SHE IS THE ULTIMATE FEMALE ARTIST!!!!! THIS IS SOME NEW SHIT FOR THE NEW WORLD(NOT talking about THE NEW WORLD ORDER,"POST 9-11") Whoever is a "hater" needs to write to me! (i'll have to break it down 4 your sorry ass) Anyways this is Al-Qaeda music!(huh?,yea al-qaeda) THIS IS WHAT THEY LISTEN TO.[(listen to the lyrics..understand)(if you dont you are real stupid)] PLEASE IF YOU ARE AMERICAN LIKE ME, DON'T BE SO CLOSED MINDED ABOUT SHIT MAN(ignorant bastards!,you probably voted for "bush" that bitch ass nigga!) im am open minded and a music lover so this easily a hands down winner. i am sorry it me so long to find out about her. anyways i will be back. until then keep informed anyone who is talking shit,,,please go to hell peacefully!!!

sixoneseven, June 30, 2005 at 2:25:32 AM CEST

ok some of you are really stupid this is the STUPIDEST video i have seen in my entire life and she cant sing a note .... this is quoted form an acredited magazine... "The most awful song ever. It only took like half an hour to do, and to tell you the truth, we don't even remember doing it." ... if you dont believe she said it go here ... rolling stone doesent lie ... you guys need help send love/hate mail to or just reply to this

godess_of_fire, July 7, 2005 at 2:51:07 AM CEST

hey,jonnyalive i agree with u. im from america and i think the is absolutley different and it's really risky to do something that different. but people shoudn't be so closeminded about it. i mean it's probably not going to be voted for an MTV music award but it's cool and it's different. i thought the music was something that u could tap your feet to. i admire her she has come a long way i mean with her family situations and to take a big risk like this was pretty big. she's got courage and self esteem. and i know Sir Lanka is very different from other parts of the world but she is a talented person. i admire that about her.

and3, July 14, 2005 at 12:50:31 PM CEST

working link for galang

xelectrix, August 6, 2005 at 6:48:52 PM CEST

WHOA i signed up w/ this site just so i could make a comment here. I must admit that when i first saw her vid on MTV2 i thought it was some old music video from like the 80's or early 90's or something... but yeah i think her song is hella tight and for all you who think its just a bunch of crap. well that just shows how close minded and simple you are.

"she ain't unique. She's a black ghetto wannabe. Listen to her lyrics.... "London [???] speak da slang now, boy say 'wha', gwan girls say 'wha'" and THEN she goes off and says "Blaze and blaze... galangalangalang... Purple Haze... galangalangalang" Blaze and purple haze all related to smoking and drugs... um?" -thegreat1

I DID listen to her lyrics and when she says "London calling, speak the slang now" she's talking about her family having to flee to London as refugees because of the Civil War in Sri Lanka. and the blaze and purple haze part is most likely referring to the fires and gas clouds due to the war, NOT drugs. as for the "galang" part im not really sure what that means, but hey thats just another reason we need to get to know this artist better.

"It's really nice to know that our school systems in our global society are producing such fine, intelligent and well spoken individuals." -binkystick

LOL yes yes, its nice to know that these kids will soon be running our country. ^_^ and as for you Jonnyalive, i whole-heartily agree (in less harsh words of course and i hope you were kidding about that Al-Qaeda part) but yeah shes a super cool artist and i wish ppl would appreciate her for who she is. you guys should really check out her site. Oh and Sixoneseven, i went to that link. Yeah, you've got the wrong M.I.A. kiddo. That is some band from Florida.

kevathens, June 14, 2007 at 12:57:20 PM CEST

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