ARTIST: Theophilus London
MIXTAPE: I Want You
WHY IT'S WORTH THE DL: Our fashion-forward friend Theophilus innovates well beyond just his wardrobe; he's had a style that's been all his own since his debut mixtape, Jam!. Blending a mix of rap and, as of late, singing, over new wave and afro-beat rhythms that's tough to classify—it's easier to label it dope, so we'll leave it at that. His latest is inspired by Marvin Gaye, but London was influenced by The Smiths and Elvis Costello for the wonderful This Charming Mixtape, and has remixed and re-created records from The Very Best and Squarepusher, respectively. With features from Mark Ronson and Sam Sparrow as part of the collective Chauffeur, talented soul singer Jesse Boykins III, and hosting handled by Va$htie, you're only selling yourself short if you pass on this one.

PREVIEW: "Don't Be Afraid'"

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Related: Theophilus London "Oops" (+ Bonus Interview)
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