Producer: Diplo, Switch
Album: Kala


This hard-hitting standout from the experimental electro rapper's sophomore album Kala became a completely unexpected cultural phenomenon, peaking at No. 4 on the U.S. pop charts over a year after the album's release. After appearing in the Pineapple Express trailer, Diplo's armed-and dangerous paper chase anthem crossed over and got M.I.A. nominated for Record of the Year at that year's Grammys. Uptight urban radio even had no choice but to embrace her after Kanye used her vocals and the song's beat for the star-studded posse cut "Swagga Like Us."