Theophilus London

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Theophilus London
Theophilus London at Fri-Son in Fribourg, Switzerland.jpg
Theophilus London at Fri-Son in Fribourg, Switzerland (2010)
Background information
Birth name Theophilus Musa London
Born February 23, 1987 (age: 27)
Trinidad & Tobago
Origin Brooklyn, New York City
Genres Hip hop, Alternative hip hop, PBR&B
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, model
Years active 2007–present
Labels Warner Bros., Reprise
Website theophiluslondon.net

Theophilus Musa London (born February 23, 1987) is a Trinidadian-born American rapper and singer from Brooklyn, New York City.[1]

Early life[edit]

London was born on the island of Trinidad, and later moved to Brooklyn, New York.[2] He then moved to the Poconos and graduated from Pocono Mountain East High School in 2006.[3]

Career[edit]

Theophilus London (2011)

His debut EP Lovers Holiday, released on Warner Bros. Records on February 7, 2011, features TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Sara Quin from Tegan and Sara, Glasser, and Solange Knowles.[1] His full-length debut album Timez Are Weird These Days, mixed by noted producer Dan Carey, was released by Warner Brothers on July 19, 2011.[4] London was one of the headliners of the Northside Festival in Brooklyn in June 2011.[5] On June 30, 2011, London performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, in response to which the Montreal Gazette remarked "Theophilus London is going to be big. Very big. The buzz has been building for some time."[6]

On February 22, 2012 London introduced his new single "Big Spender" to a select New York audience at the Encore Sessions at le Baron Chinatown [7]

In September 2013, London revealed that the new album VIBES is dedicated to his aunt who had died recently. He also said that he would be releasing a new mixtape titled I Want You Still and an EP with Jesse Boykins as Paris96 in the near future. In September 2014, it was announced that the new album would be released in October and executive produced by Kanye West.[8]

Artistry[edit]

According to critics, London's "genre-bending approach draws from a range of styles, from soul-pop and post-punk to electro and contemporary R&B," citing influences that include Michael Jackson and Prince as well as Kraftwerk and The Smiths."[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2008: Jam!
  • 2009: This Charming Mixtape
  • 2010: I Want You
  • 2012: Rose Island Vol. 1

EPs[edit]

  • 2011: Lovers Holiday
  • 2014: Lovers Holiday II[10]

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]