2:32 pm - 02/01/2013

Listen to the Unreleased M.I.A. Track "Doobie"

From the 2007 Danja sessions that produced "Bad Girls"

By Jenn Pelly on February 1, 2013 at 01:18 p.m.

One year ago, M.I.A. delivered unto the world her excellent single "Bad Girls", recorded back in 2007 and produced by Danja (the Timbaland protégé known for his work with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears). Now, as Rap-Up points out, Danja has shared another M.I.A. track recorded at the same time, titled "Doobie". He calls it "somewhat of a weird, uptempo, high energy" cut with drums pushed through an arpeggiator.

Check out "Doobie" in the clip below, which finds Danja introducing the song while driving in L.A.; the track comes in at 2:34. Also below, revisit the Grammy-nominated video for "Bad Girls".


Yesterday was the anniversary of Bad Girls being released. Bless that holy day.
roguewave3 1st-Feb-2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
Nah, her record company put the album on hold.
ponpiri 1st-Feb-2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Quoi?? For what though. Was it your post where she said that they didn't want her to be nice or something, esp. after her Superbowl moment?
roguewave3 1st-Feb-2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
"I thought I'd finished it. I finished it and then I handed the record in, like a couple of months ago," she said, noting that she was told to "darken it up a bit." "It's like 'We just built you up as the public enemy No. 1 and now you're coming out with all this positive stuff.'" When asked if she planned to comply with the advice, the famously defiant artist demurred. "I'm taking my time to decide what they mean."

ponpiri 1st-Feb-2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
Record execs can go f themselves with their useless target audience research. Losers.
jeterluva 1st-Feb-2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Seriously, I just want good music.
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