Biography

Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978), better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American DJ, music producer, rapper, and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. He founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. Among other jobs, he has worked as a school teacher in Philadelphia. He is also the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project, Major Lazer. His 2013 EP "Revolution" debuted at #68 on the Billboard 200.

During his rise to fame, Diplo worked with British musician M.I.A., an artist who is credited with helping expose him in his early career. Later, he and fellow M.I.A. producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall project titled Major Lazer. Since then, Diplo has worked on production and mixtape projects with many other notable pop artists, such as Britney Spears, Beyonce, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Lion, and G-Dragon. His alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs.

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Diplo News

Diplo reveals World Cup mix featuring Beyoncé, Kanye West and The Black Keys – listen

Diplo reveals World Cup mix featuring Beyoncé, Kanye West and The Black Keys – listen

Producer's hour-long mix was played on BBC Radio 1Xtra

  • Jun 13, 2014

Fuse ODG, Diplo and Laura Mvula win at Urban Music Awards

Avicii and Jahmene Douglas also among the victors at London bash

  • Nov 23, 2013

Diplo to attempt world twerking record this weekend

Producer eyes bum-related record at Electric Zoo festival in New York

  • Aug 27, 2013

Diplo requests a gorilla, Malawi orphan and talking parrot on rider

DJ reportedly sent the list of requests to Manhattan venue

  • Dec 11, 2012

Diplo says he wants to work with Jack White

Beyonce and MIA producer eyes collab with former White Stripes man

  • Apr 4, 2012

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Revolution (feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai) Play Video

Revolution (feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai)

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Revolution (feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai) [Lyric]

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Is Katy Perry Now Dating Diplo?

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Katy Perry Splits With DJ Diplo

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Diplo Reviews

Diplo - 'Express Yourself EP'

Diplo - 'Express Yourself EP'

Diplo finally gets some me-time, and cuts loose big style

  • Aug 8, 2012

Diplo - 'Express Yourself'

His most straightahead banger in ages

  • Feb 24, 2012

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