Sri Lankan Rapper DeLon’s Reply to M.I.A. February 17, 2009Posted by ravana in Uncategorized.
This reminds me of the female rapper a few years ago who parodied Slim Shady’s song with the lyrics, ‘Will the real Slim Shady please shut up, please shut up, please shut up.’ She was made famous by Christina and Britney who wanted to get back at Eminem for dissing them, and helped her along. Unfortunately, in this case, it is unlikely that DeLon’s reply will be helped along out of its Sri Lankan home because… well, M.I.A herself is probably the most famous Sri Lankan out there at the moment. He’s got about 10,000 hits on youtube, and she’s got about 8 million.
Good effort with the video though. I like the use of visual elements. The severed head of the suicide bomber was a tasteful touch.
Equating M.I.A. with the LTTE is propaganda of the same breed as M.I.A’s own. This video was begging to be made though, and is a strong reply. It highlights the hypocrisy of M.I.A. How can you complain about people equating Tigers with Tamil civilians, and still proceed to display images of Tigers all over your advertising and music videos?
The irony of this whole thing is that MIA gets more publicity because of all this fervour, and so does DeLon. It’s a symbiotic relationship. A shark and a remora. No prizes for guessing who is which.
Incidentally, if you have not thus far basked in the glory of the godsend that is DeLon, you simply must visit his website.