Happy Birthday, Theophilus London!
Today, Feb. 23, is the birthday of ultra-experimental Brooklyn MC Theophilus London, who turns 31.
Theophilus London has long been trying to make his own lane in hip-hop by being as out of the box as possible. Hailing from Brooklyn by way of Trinidad, London mixes electro, reggae and rap in a sound he calls post-punk. His unique sound has caught the ear of many music critics, one of the most prolific being Kanye West, who executive produced London's last album, 2014's Vibes.
He also designed his own collection with streetwear brand Stussy, named after the album. In 2015, he appeared on Kanye West's "All Day," and released a song with Ariel Pink, titled "Revenge," in 2016.
"Revenge" is a relatively short and upbeat track, which could be best described as an 1980's rock song. London sings on the track, further showing his diverse array of talents. "The race is on, baby, yeah," he says, on the first verse. "For just how long?/They attack, they defend, baby, woah/To reach the end."
Theophilus recently ventured into the tech world by teaming up with social media app Clapit to find new musical talent.
Happy birthday Theo!
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