Theophilus London

Theophilus London

born on 23/2/1987 in Trinidad and Tobago

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Theophilus London

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Theophilus London

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

Early life

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.

Career

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. 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

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

Albums

  • 2011: Timez Are Weird These Days
  • 2014: VIBEZZ[8]

Mixtapes

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

EPs

  • 2011: Lovers Holiday
  • 2014: Lovers Holiday II[9]

Remixes

  • 2012: Timez Are Weird These Nights[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gaston, Peter (February 4, 2011). EXCLUSIVE EP: Hot Rapper Theophilus London. Spin.
  2. Wilkinson, Isabel, Can This Rapper Skip a Beat?, 'Newsweek', July 17, 2011. URL accessed on July 19, 2011.
  3. Schnipper, Matthew (May 20, 2011). Cannes Goes Crazy for Theophilus London; Lars von Trier Goes Crazy at Cannes. The Fader.
  4. Pop and Rock Listings for June 10-16. The New York Times (June 9, 2011).
  5. Dunlevy, T'Cha (June 30, 2011). Montreal International Jazz Festival 2011: Theophilus London at Club Soda; June 29, 2011. The Gazette.
  6. Good, Rana (February 22, 2012). Theophilus London Wows Le Baron With New Tracks. SociétéPerrier.com.
  7. Birchmeier, Jason. Artist Biography by Jason Birchmeier. Allmusic.
  8. Theophilus London Reveals New Album Title, 'VIBES'. Fuse (April 14, 2013).
  9. Stream and Download Theophilus London - Lovers Holiday 2. Orange Mixtapes (February 14, 2014).
  10. Timez Are Weird These Nights by Theophilus London. Apple Inc.. iTunes. Retrieved on May 2, 2012.

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