clap clap blog: we have moved
Monday, March 14, 2005
If you haven't seen it already, take a look at this Metafilter thread on MIA.
Some people there seem to think she's electroclash, which is pretty funny, but it does bring up the question of how Interscope's going to market her: R&B? Hip-hop? Prestige artist? ("She's unclassifiable! The critics love her! Weird kids like you should buy her!") Given the piss-poor track record of marketing things as electroclash, I can't see that as a viable route, but never underestimate the marketing plans of record labels (trust me on this one).
Also sorta interesting to hear from people who are listening to her without the context of grime or dancehall, seems like.
That said, it takes a turn into the terrorism debate reeeeal quickly.