"Say this is people power / Throw up my finger and I'm taking on the Tower". Taking pot shots at The Donald is all fine and good but it is so much better when it's done by a daring, eclectic, unpredictable original like Ms Maya Arulpragasam. An activist and a true artist of rap, MIA's POWA is a unique mix of doo-wop loops, laid-back, bitter rhymes and Tamil folk percussion.

Distancing herself in no uncertain terms from a familiar list of manufactured pop megastars from The Spice Girls to Rihanna, MIA is a very different role model for young women of the 21st Century: not a celebrity desperate for attention and approval from the masses preaching an empty notion of "girl power", but a free-thinking individual and an artist "causing drama".

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