Theophilus London – "Don't Be Afraid" and "I Want You" (Marvin Gaye Cover)

Theo has been dropping good track after good track, teasing us with little tastes of I Want You. Like scrambled porn, these random samplings from the mixtape don’t provide the clearest picture, but we can get a good idea of what’s going on, and we’re getting off on it. If you’re a “true hip-hop” head, Theophilus London might leave you with a migraine. His style is like a tasteful new outfit constructed from 20 pieces of clothing that you got from 20 different thrift stores in random parts of New York City. New wave and soul, tribal and pop, hip-hop and punk. Theo borrows a little from it all. It’s not always the cleanest, but if you’re okay with that musty smell, you might just find a new favorite outfit.

Theo clicked with me from the first time I heard him. I’m excited to hear this whole mixtape. I Want You will be out tomorrow, expect to see it here.

Theophilus London – I Want You | YouSendIt

Theophilus London – Don’t Be Afraid

Hit the jump to read what Theo has to say about covering Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”.

From Hypetrak:

This track sparked the whole mixtape!
I bought every single Marvin Gaye record i could fine.. and spent an entire 2 months listening while working on my album in LA. I then bought the separate parts from the original song I WANT YOU by Marvin Gaye and
recorded my verse and singing in LONDON. I put all the different instruments together for the new wave version :)

It was a pleasure Covering this song! I really Want my Listeners! and this is my way of telling them!!
I am very Excited for people to hear my new desires and I just want Girls to wake up and put this on! eat their breakfast smoke their brains out and enjoy I WANT YOU