Like many hipsters, M.I.A. is involved in art in many different facets, she is a singer/rapper, songwriter, visual artist, designer, painter, and film maker. The Indian, but UK-raised artists, hit the the music scene in 2002, creating hip-hop music influenced by reggae, alternative, dance, and world music.
M.I.A. has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and is philanthropist and humanitarian.