MIA - 'Bad Girls'
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Now, she’s rebooted the track with former Timbaland protégé and Britney/Kanye/Björk collaborator Danja for her forthcoming LP. With his help this is MIA as you’ve never heard her before, taking her pan-global pop smarts and injecting them with a huge growth hormone. The beat shifts with club shaking swagger, while the Eastern synth pattern punches through the speakers. The car allusions are amped up too: “Shift gear/Automatic/Damned if I do/Who is gonna stop me when I’m coming through?” she raps. Damn straight, MIA, damn straight.
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