Paper Planes - M.I.A. (2007)
Hip Hop hadn't been this visceral in a long time.
It even alerted the big boys to what was up.
And it all rolled downhill from a pint sized Sri Lankan who may be the most unique voice in music right now......in the whole world.
And don't write her off because of her recent controversial music video. She's way too solid (over three albums; deja vu Midlake?) for that.
Just enjoy the song that brought her to national attention through two perfect placements in film, and realize what we people who read music magazines and blogs already knew from two years before: M.I.A. is sick!!
Oh white boys, what will you think of next?