MIA adds Jamaican flavour to album

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Rapper M.I.A adds Jamaican flavour to her fifth studio album AIM, which was released on September 8 via Interscope/Polydor. The 12-track standard version features five songs recorded in Jamaica. Ali R U OK, Bird Song, Jump In, and Foreign Friend were recorded at Portland's Geejam Studios.

Survivor, which was produced by Justus Arison, was recorded at the UIM Records studio in Kingston. Foreign Friend, produced by Daseca Productions, is a collaboration with singjay Dexta Daps, best known for hits including Seven Eleven and Shabba Madda Pot.

AIM debuted at number one on the iTunes Electronic album chart. M.I.A, whose real name is Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam, is best known for hit songs Paper Planes and Boys (the video was shot in Port Royal).