So if you don’t know who M.I.A is don’t worry about it. If you haven’t ever heard Paper Planes before, you’re wrong, because you have in some capacity.
So, a little background on the song. Paper Planes is third single off of M.I.A’s second album Kala which was released over a year ago. To me, the track is certainly not new. Produced by Diplo, it was released as a single in February and since then it has been gaining notoriety to “non-M.I.A.” fans. Which leaves us with the Paper Planes Remix MEGAPOST EXTRAVAGANZA!!
We’ve Collected around 20 different remixes to compile the the Top 10 list. Please note that blends [Red and Meth version, Lil Wayne and Jody Breeze Version] were not included, because this is about people doing the song based off of the beat alone.
1. Bun B. and Rich Boy
This remix right here is one of the few, “official official” ones and all I can say is that they both did more than justice to the song. It gets the number one spot, for both of their deliveries, the lyrics and the overall smoothness, I haven’t heard Bun B go in like this since the “Underground Kingz Album” and Rich Boy spit hard. What can I say, I have a bias for women personifying guns.
2. Trey Songz
Trey Songz has the wonderful gift of taking popular songs and completely reinterpreting them. With Paper Planes it’s no exception, even the producer/s of the track think that it’s the best version out there. That means something right?
Get familiar with this dude, I have a feeling he’s that “next big thing”. I’ve never heard him on a whack track. He consistently gives a solid performance and never half asses in the booth. His version gets the bronze for originality, flow and not just pasting his 16 bars on it. By the way he has a new mix tape out, The Gardens