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 (1987-02-23) 23 February 1987 (age 27)
Trinidad and Tobago
Origin Brooklyn, New York City
Genres Alternative hip hop, PBR&B
Occupations Rapper, songwriter, producer, fashion 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 from Brooklyn, New York City.[1]

Early life[edit]

Theophilus Musa London was born on the island of Trinidad, on February 23, 1987, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York.[2] Briefly,he then moved to the suburbs of the Poconos and graduated from Pocono Mountain East High School in 2006.[citation needed]

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. Anal Leisure records later signed him for an undisclosed amount.[citation needed] In 2011, London caused a stir with performances at the Cannes Film Festival.[3] London was one of the headliners of the Northside Festival in Brooklyn in June 2011.[4] 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."[5]

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 [6]

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.

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."[7]

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[9]

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]