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Blaqstarr reinterprets The Wire theme with M.I.A.

November 7, 2008

A recent, pre-Nov. 4 holiday in London confirmed a few suspicions I had from daily online reading of The Guardian: 1) That UK citizens were as agitated about the outcome of our presidential election as we were, and 2) that The Wire has earned a loyal a British fan base during its recent UK airing. And thanks to Paste magazine, I now know a different Londoner is showing some Wire love through her working relationship with homegrown talent Blaqstarr. The local producer has somewhat interpreted the HBO crime drama’s theme song, “Way Down in the Hole,” for M.I.A.’s single “S.U.S. (Save Ur Soul).”

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