Street Sweeper Social Club's version of "Paper Planes" replaces M.I.A.'s laid-back, slurry swag with Boots Riley's aggressive spitfire delivery and Tom Morello's rock-hard, guitar-licked edge for an effect that sounds like a young LL Cool J attacking a Led Zeppelin cover. In an awesome way. And that LL Cool J reference is no coincidence. Street Sweeper Social Club's "Paper Planes" is taken from The Ghetto Blaster EP, which features a cover of LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out."
Interestingly, what Street Sweeper Social Club and M.I.A. do have in common is that Street Sweeper's "Paper Planes" video, directed by Dana Diaz-Tutaan and Raphael LaMotta, employs Pop Art references (like their "100 Little Curses" video) in much the same way as M.I.A.'s "Galang" video does.
+ Watch Street Sweeper Social Club's "Paper Planes" video below.