Intern Grace’s Team Pick:
Brooklyn-based rapper Theophilus London is a friend of the queer ladies. He’s collaborated with Autostraddle-favorite Holly Miranda and wore a hat from all-women Smith College on the cover of his This Charming Mixtape.
More recently, London collaborated with Sara Quin (of “Tegan &” fame) on his cynical song “Why Even Try.” This is a pretty good endorsement for London, considering Quin has been vocal about her distaste for homophobia in the hip-hop community.
This is Sara Quin with London performing on the Late Show with David Letterman. She’s very cute. You’ll like it.
The song was released on London’s EP Lovers Holiday in February, but listen: The killer RAC remix is available for free from Mashable! It’s a little more ethereal than the original, has a lot more Sara and is very danceable. It’s a great summer song, and it’s kind of a departure from the typical Tegan & Sara affair.
London’s full album Timez Are Weird These Days, which includes the original version of “Why Even Try,” drops July 19.