- Also Known As:
- Thomas Wesley Pentz
Diplo (born Thomas Wesley Pentz in Tupelo, Mississippi on November 10, 1978) is an american DJ and music producer, who founded the record company, Mad Decent and co-created Major Lazer, an electronic dancehall music project. In 2004, he began working with M.I.A and went on to co-create her Grammy-nominated song, “Paper Planes.” Following that, he worked with huge musicians from Britney Spears and No Doubt to Bruno Mars and Kid Cudi.
Best Known For:
Diplo is best known for producing M.I.A.’s hit, “Paper Planes.”
Diplo dated M.I.A. from 2003 to 2008. In 2010, he had a son, Lockett.