Wayne pointed out this post on Vibe’s blog about the abundance of M.I.A. “Paper Planes” remixes floating around. I had already collected a bunch over the past year, but recently they’ve been popping up like mushrooms on shit after a rain storm. Many of them seem to be legit/official (or semi-official) versions featuring prominent rappers like 50 Cent, Jim Jones, and Bun B.
To top it all off, the new T.I. track “S.L.U. (Swagga Like Us)” features a “Paper Planes” sample as the main refrain. M.I.A. repeats “No one on the corner has swagger like us” while T.I. and his brothers in top-40 rap Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and Kanye West, do their thing over the top.
In light of this situation I felt the best thing is to make a mixtape, reggae-style, on which I juggle the “riddim” â€” in this case Diplo’s crunked-out, Clash-lifting beat.
DJ Mix Download
DJ C “Paper Planes Mix (M.I.A. Diplo et al)” ->
Here’s the Obama one, fam. Let’s win this election!
M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Rock City Obama Version)” ->
DJ C “Paper Planes Mix” Tracklist
- M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Rock City Obama Version)”
- M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Original Chorus)”
- M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Afrikan Boy & Rye Rye Remix)”
- M.I.A. “Paper Planes Freestyle (ft. Trey Songz)”
- M.I.A. “Calle13 vs MIA (Villa Diamante Mix)”
- M.I.A. “Paper Planes Guacharaca”
- M.I.A. “Tengazako (Diplo’s Paper Planes RMX ft. Esau Mwamwaya)”
- M.I.A. “”Paper Planes” (ft. 50 Cent, Clean Version)”
- M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Remix ft Bun B & Rich Boy)”
- M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Remix ft. Jim Jones)”
- M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Remix ft. Freeway)”
- M.I.A. “Paperplanes (Instrumental)”
- Rihanna “Umbrella (Acapella)”
- T.I. “Swagga Like Us ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z”