September 7, 2016

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10 of M.I.A.'s Rarest, Best Deep Cuts

#1'U.R.A.Q.T.'

What Is It: A cut off M.I.A.'s Piracy Funds Terrorism mixtape and initially scrapped track from her 2005 debut album Arular

Probably one of the most carefree songs in her career, "U.R.A.Q.T." brought a super-saucy Maya delivering bold, tongue-in-cheek lyrics about a QT she's hot for ("Could it be that me and he / Are tighter than R. Kelly in his teens?") and making sure jealous ladies stay away. The song wasn't initially released on the U.S. version of Arular after her record label, XL Records, had trouble clearing the a sample from Quincy Jones' "Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)" song.

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