Neneh Cherry is the original M.I.A. She caused a stir by rapping onstage while preggers way before M.I.A. did it. I remember when the song “Buffalo Stance” first came out, and I was singing about gigolos like I, a toddler, knew what a gigolo was. This song is still awesome now. If you don’t remember her, then you may remember her brother Eagle Eye Cherry and his song “Save Tonight.” Photo from NPG.