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Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume 1

Diplo & M.I.A. - Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume 1
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 62 ratings
2004 Ratings: #97
Liked by 7 people
December 1, 2004 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
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For now, Piracy Funds Terrorism, Vol. 1 takes that burden off of Arular: Diplo has actualized our hopes for M.I.A. qua world pop star, and we didn't even have to leave him cookies.


Call me goddamn terrorist then cuz i am about to torrent some shit


Definitely worth a listen. The quality isn't the best, but it gives the mashups that nostalgic vibe any real mixtape should have.

Galangaton (Diplo Mix) - 8/10
Galang - 6/10
LL Cool J/Cavemen - Two Bit Rhythm (M.I.A. Mix) - 6.5/10
Fire Bam (Diplo Mix) - 7/10
Fire Fire - 7/10
M.I.A/Missy - One For The Head Skit - 5/10
Amazon (Diplo Mix) - 7/10
The Clipse - Definition Of A Roller - 6.5/10
M.I.A./Cutty Ranks - 7/10
You're Good (Diplo Mix) - 6/10
Pop - 6/10
MIA - 7/10
Sunshowers (Diplo Mix) - ... read more


I can see how this mixtape would’ve created a lot of buzz around M.I.A. Before she released her debut album Arular.

But when looking at Arular and this mix side by side years later, I would say a majority of the versions of tracks on Arular are way better than the versions on this tape. Diplo for the most part just replaced the instrumentals with obvious samples.

The tape is still fun and has some cool mashups and samples thrown in but it isn’t at the same level as M.I.A’s ... read more

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Track List

  1. Galangaton (Diplo Mix)
  2. Galang
  3. LL Cool J/Cavemen - Two Bit Rhythm (M.I.A. Mix)
  4. Fire Bam (Diplo Mix)
  5. Fire Fire
  6. M.I.A/Missy - One For The Head Skit
  7. Amazon (Diplo Mix)
  8. The Clipse - Definition Of A Roller
  9. M.I.A./Cutty Ranks
  10. MIA
  11. You're Good (Diplo Mix)
  12. Pop
  13. Sunshowers (Diplo Mix)
  14. Baile Funk One
  15. Bucky Done Gun
  16. Baile Funk Two
  17. China Girl (Diplo Mix)
  18. Baile Funk Three
  19. Lady Killer (Diplo Mix)
  20. URAQT (Diplo Mix)
  21. Bingo (Diplo Mix)

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