#TBT 2013: M.I.A. Talks Being Inspired by a Hindu Goddess
"[Matangi] was the goddess of spoken word, similar to rap music today. She sort of stood for freedom of speech and communication," she tells Fuse. "I wanted to use that as a concept for my album."
For another throwback gem, check out Kanye West deeming himself rap's Dave Chappelle in this 2005 interview: