M.I.A. and Santogold in new N.A.S.A. Project video: "Whatchadoin?"

We've debuted a number of these wonderful N.A.S.A. videos (not to be confused with NASA) on Boing Boing Video, and this latest release on YouTube is no less spectacular, starring Sri Lankan street diva M.I.A..

N.A.S.A. "Whachadoin?" feat. M.I.A., Spank Rock, Santogold, & Nick Zinner. (Squeak E. Clean Productions, Dir: Jimena Oddi & Jorge Jaramillo; Producers: Susan Applegate & Tito Melega. DP: Santiago Mellazini) N.A.S.A.'s debut album: "The Spirit of Apollo."


  1. She’s Santigold now, has been for months. Gosh, BoingBoing, it’s like reading Rolling Stone with my dad!

    1. @Seth, deep breath buddy. It is our policy not to modify the credits that artists provide to us. In the credits, the artist is listed as “Santogold.” If Prince contributed and changed his name the following week, I’d do the same.

  2. @ 4 I know you are being sarcastic but for the record at the time of the recording she was Santogold and that’s how she is credited and what is printed on the physical CD. Does this exchange make us credit Nazi’s?

  3. And here’s why she changed her name.

    Santo Rigatuso (who was charged with fraud, though probably his biggest sin was not saving a print of his insane movie) feels SantIgold has damaged his reputation.


  4. Aw, I got really excited at the idea of NASA getting MIA up to talk up their new shuttle mission. I mean, they spent a billion dollars just to fill the tank, I’m sure they could afford her appearance fee.

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