Timez Are Weird These Days The Brooklyn MC has been refining his lo-fi hip-pop on the mixtape circuit for years now. His debut full-length has a distinctly downtown vibe to… Timez Are Weird These Days The Brooklyn MC has been refining his lo-fi hip-pop on the mixtape circuit for years now. His debut full-length has a distinctly downtown vibe to… 2011-07-19 Theophilus London Hip-Hop/Rap Reprise Records
Music Review

Timez Are Weird These Dayz (2011)

LO-FI, HIGH STYLE London's goofball style and bumping beats are a welcome break from a synth-heavy summer
LO-FI, HIGH STYLE London's goofball style and bumping beats are a welcome break from a synth-heavy summer
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 19, 2011; Lead Performance: Theophilus London; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Production: Reprise Records

The Brooklyn MC has been refining his lo-fi hip-pop on the mixtape circuit for years now. His debut full-length has a distinctly downtown vibe to it — as if made to soundtrack the lives of cool kids who pair fitted slacks and Air Jordans with felt-brim hats. London possesses a rich set of gifts: songs like the bass-bumping ''Love Is Real'' showcase his penchant for poignant rhymes, goofball puns, and Kid Cudi-like melodic moans. Odd? Yes. But Timez Are Weird These Dayz feels like a welcome cool breeze in sweltering mid summer. B+

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Originally posted Jul 13, 2011 Published in issue #1164 Order article reprints