Theophilus London - Jam

. Apr 29, 2008

(Click on the album cover for a free download)

First of all, I give propz to Theophilus London for the album concept, "Jam" was definitely one of my favorite Michael Jackson jams. I found out about this cat from his collabo on the song "Rest of Em" that was on Mickey Factz's last mixtape The Leak Volume 1. I love the vast array of beats on this CD, there is an evident influence from electro, tranc, alternative music, and 80s music. This dude out of New York got a crazy unconventional flow, and his version of "Rest of Em" the Merge Viscera Remix in my opinion is better, you can hear it after 1:03 as it changes and he spits over mellow guitar strings. My favorite line on this track is when he says, "Imagine if I aint pick up a mic/ the same difference if Chicago aint pick up Mike."

His track "Blindfolded" is going to be amazing and although it is only a preview it is probably my favorite song on this CD. I'm loving the 80s beat on "Starscream" and the Prince sample on "Die 4 You." Expect big things from Theophilus in 2008.

Check out his Myspace and be sure to download the free CD, just click on the picture.