If the quote "female in a domineering role and our rappers, our men, in a submissive role" was something associated with Big Boi and Theophilus London's not-so-subtle single "She Said OK", you might be a bit apprehensive. Turns out that is exactly what director Alexi Papalexopoulos wanted to achieve with the visuals for the song, and the result is.... a pretty traditional rap video. Peep the replay above to see Big Boi and Theophilus hanging out with a bunch of naked ladies and smoking cigars.
I remember two SXSWs ago when I was filling in for The Audio Perv last minute on the red black carpet at the 2011 MTV Woodies that I briefly got some facetime with Theophilus London and we were talking about the shoe he had designed for Cole Haan. I hadn't really been keeping up with him much past the mixtapes and his full-length, Timez Are Weird These Days, when those dropped. When I heard that he had continued to dabble in clothing and specifically shoe design, I jumped at the chance to feast my eyes on his latest pair of slippers with his signature LVRS branding on them courtesy of a partnership with Del Toro. Sprout and I love us some white wine and shoes, so this event was a total win-win for us. Upon arrival at the packed boutique, I noticed that there were more than just the Cole Haans and Del Toros on display. I soon found out as I was directed to the makeshift bar that he had designed everything in the room, which included sequin shirts, baseball caps, and a few different T-shirt designs. I should also mention that this particular slipper launch was timed with the release of his latest mixtape, Rose Island Vol. 1, which you can go grab over on his website.
After a few awkward moments of people looking down at their phones and grabbing drinks, the room was filled with chatter and people started to make their way around the room looking at all of the different pieces on display. I'll admit, I had a hard time keeping my hands off the sequin shirts and the slippers. I even made a pathetic attempt to model with the shoes but couldn't quite get my blue steel pose down well enough. I gained a little more respect for models after seeing how silly I looked when I peeked over Sprout's shoulder at the LCD display on her camera.
If I had slightly larger feet (US mens size 8-13 to be exact) and weren't on such a stritct blogger budget (sticker price is $360 for these loverlies), I would be all over these shoes. There's just enough to the design that both ladies and gents can pull off. Great work, Mr. London. I hope you're really proud of yourself.
If you've got the spare change and my shoe modeling really sold you on these, you can grab these limited edtion (but not hand numbered, bummer) shoes over on Del Toros website.
Oh! MTVStyle was also there pointing their cameras all over the place and managed to get London to open up about about the LVRS brand and the shoes he's designed. You can check that out below:
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You can also check out more of Sprout's photos from the party here:
Big Boi recently took to Twitter to announce that his next album will be titled Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, and followed that up with a brand new track featuring Theophilus London. Now, the rapper has once again taken to Twitter to announce that the album will be released on November 13th, so here's hoping he's true to his word. Give the Theophilus London-featuring track "She Said OK," which may or may not be included on the album, below.
Big Boi recently took to Twitter to announce that his next album will be titled Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, and late last night he followed that up by dropping a brand new track featuring Theophilus London and TRE LUCE. The song, titled "She Said OK," is confirmed to be included on the forthcoming effort, but it's a good indicator of the direction Big Boi is going in. Check it out and download it below.
Helping us get nice and steamy on a Wednesday morning (depending on where you are, of course) is Theophilus London, who just dropped a brand new track titled "Take It Off (Dim the Lights)," a Pharrell Williams-produced song that fits perfectly into the early '90s vein of baby making R&B jams. For the track, London once again teams up with Blood Orange, who he worked with on "Flying Overseas" and "Century Girl." While the song is sexy in all uses of the word, it's further teasing London's next mixtape Lovers Holiday II: Rose Island, but for now, it'll have to do. Give it a listen below.
To mark the first night of his 21-date North American tour, Theophilus London has let loose a brand new track titled "Last Night (LVRS ANTHEM)," the latest single from his upcoming project Lover’s Holiday II: Rose Island. The song is fitting for someone who is about to embark on a headlining tour, as it talks about getting fucked up, partying, and clubbing. The song also talks about triumph, of which Mr. London has achieved a great deal of in the last year or so with the release of his debut studio album Timez Are Weird These Days. With a catchy electro hook and some solid production, the track is a great addition to London's repertoire. Give the song a listen below, and take a look at all of Theophilus London's tour dates and locations after the jump.
Theophilus London Tour Dates:
01.27 Beauty Bar Ballroom: Austin, TX