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Diplo leaks lost M.I.A. song, “4thepeopleontheboat”

on September 23, 2010, 10:25am

If you need a little pick me up today, then you can thank Diplo for this little nugget of sonic Red Bull. Our friends at Gorilla vs. Bear have revealed that the 35-year-old DJ/producer – whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz – took to Twitter around midnight last night and posted what he is calling a “lost/new/crazy song” that he did with M.I.A. The two-minute “4thepeopleontheboat”, which is apparently just a demo, finds our favorite Sri Lankan MC singing “you can have my money/but you can’t have me/you think you’re bad/you think you’re so fucking cool” over the deep bass and heart thumping production that Diplo has come to be known for.

We’re guessing that it came from the Kala sessions, but it doesn’t seem like Diplo wants us to think too hard on this one. His Twitter message also said that he “might leak” the real version of the song if fans requested it and that the song has “sick lyrics.” He summed it all up by posting that “its classic mia vibe all u apathetic shitheadz.”

Check the song out below (via 4thepeopleontheboat.com), and catch M.I.A. at one of her remaining tour dates.  Tickets are still available via Ticketmaster.com.

M.I.A. 2010 Tour Dates:
09/25 – Washington, DC @ Virgin Mobile FreeFest
09/27 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
09/29 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
09/30 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
10/03 – Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University *
10/04 – Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub *
10/05 – Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub *
10/09 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

* = w/ Rye Rye

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