Mathangi Arulpragasam’s (aka M.I.A.) debut album turned out to be interesting. It blends in some fairly basic synth kit beats with stop n’ go rap lyrics.
Lyricaly it made me think Black Eyed Peas without the over-production.
A funky, multilingual old-school dance beat album with lilting rapping over it.
All in all, not bad. Check out some of the links to on the Wikipedia entry to get an idea of the sound.