Mixtape Mondays: M.I.A. & Diplo - Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume I

Originally released in late 2004, Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. I can be considered old, in a way. But, with theM.I.A. and Diplo Piracy Funds Terrorism Mixtaperesurgance of M.I.A.’s popularity after both the release of her album Kala, in 2007, and the featuring of her hit single in the movie Pineapple Express, it seems only natural to post this classic of a mixtape. Featured on it are 21 tracks of M.I.A. (duh) collaborating with Philadelphia’s own DJ Diplo, or simply Diplo. My personal favorite track on this mixtape is number 7, entitled Amazon (Diplo Mix). It features M.I.A.’s Amazon _mixed with Ciara’s _Goodies. It’s pretty awesome. Listen to the first 8 tracks on Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. I below, and then download the entire mixtape.

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M.I.A. Kala Track Featured in New Pineapple Express Trailer

British phenom M.I.A. (birthname Mathangi Arulpragasam) is back in the spotlight once again. This time her hit track “Paper Planes” from the album _Kala _has been featured in the trailer for the highly anticipated movie Pineapple Express.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, M.I.A. is a singer, record producer, songwriter, and visual artist from London. She is of Sri Lankan descent. Her style consists mainly of experimental sounds with bold, jarring, and ambient noises amalgamated into a song. She began to receive underground notoriety with the release of her track “Galang” onto the internet in 2004. M.I.A. was catapulted to fame with the release of her debut album Arular _in March 2005. On _Arular are such hits as “Bucky Done Gun,” “Amazon,” and a reproduced version of “Galang.” Her subsequent album _Kala _dropped in August 2007.

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