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Excitable Speech

By on 3.19.09 | 1:00PM

If M.I.A. is the Gayatri Spivak of pop music (cf. the-now-defunct Stylus; the Fork; and the Dean himself, Robert Christgau), then could her new protégé Rye Rye become its Judith Butler?

All of this is to say: is it me or is politicized pop music much more playful and rewarding today than when Rage Against the Machine used to grimace and name-check Frantz Fanon?

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