13. Theophilius London
Label: Warner Brothers
From: Brooklyn, New York
Active Since: 2008
Best Known Song: "Humdrum Town" (2009)
While he may not be everybody's cup of tea, the bottom line is that Theophilus London makes great music. Plus he stays all over the blogosphere-whether for his songs, his clothes, or his kicks, so by this point Theophilus has developed quite a following.
His genre-bending blend of sounds and styles has made him impossible to pigeon hole, and he's shown the ability to croon on pop records like his Mark Ronsonâ€“produced hit, "Humdrum Town," or get grimy with his verses like on the single "Big Spender" with A$AP Rocky. Whatever type of music Theophilus chooses to make, his overall talent is more than enough to cement him a spot on this list.