Theophilus London is an MC and singer from Brooklyn, New York, whose genre-bending approach draws from a range of styles, from soul-pop and new wave to electro and contemporary R&B.
Citing influences that include Michael Jackson
as well as Kraftwerk
and the Smiths
, he began working with the New York City-based Normrex label in 2007. He made his label debut with a couple mixtapes, Jam! (2008) and This Charming Mixtape (2009), which circulated freely in the music blogosphere. London signed to Reprise
and made his first move there with the Lovers Holiday EP in early 2011. The follow-up album, Timez Are Weird These Days, appeared later in the year and peaked at number 30 on the Billboard
R&B Albums chart. Vibes, his second album, was executive-produced by Kanye West
and released in 2014. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi