Today’s post from the Jazz Bar Intimacy Records series focuses on one of my favorite alternative hip hop artists, Theophilus London. Adopting genre-bending sounds with new wave sensibilities and electro, London’s break into the music scene was certainly timely as a new wave (pun intended) of hip hop artists emerged. Stylistically, this particular group of young artists broke barriers of what most rappers are known for-lyrics focused on being rich, video vixens and owning the finest material things. Instead, this groundbreaking surge of rappers, Kid Cudi and Drake to name a couple, stylistically driven by inner emotions and romantic relationships, became all the hype.
My first encounter of London was purely random. I was on 2dopeboyz.com in search of a completely different artist when I was prompted to listen to his song, “Life Of A Lover”, after reading an excerpt on it.