In the grand scheme of feeling good about life and hearing awesome new music, M.I.A. drops rank pretty highly. She has put out some decent releases in the run up to Matangi's follow up, but her collaboration with GENER8ION is her most lively.
Heavily produced and cinematic in quality, "The New International Sound Part II" is the soundtrack to some seriously badass activities. GENER8ION's production on this release absolutely slays and creates a pretty faultless bed for M.I.A.'s signature flow.
The music video was directed by Inigo Westmeier and features 36,000 students from China's Shaolin Tagou fighting school for kids. While M.I.A. does not appear in the video itself, that hardly takes away from the full effect.