Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, was born on November 10, 1978 in Mississippi and is part of the duo Major Lazor. Rapper M.I.A. was one of the first to discover and approach Diplo as she thought they both make music that others would not assign to a specific genre. Among other collaborative works, Diplo worked on M.I.A.’s most successful song “Paper Planes”. After that he managed to work for and with acts like Shakira, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg and more.