Los Angeles, CA - June 14, 2019 — Thelonious "Theo" Love is Jurnt Entertainment’s progressive hip hop artist who has no intention of confining his unconventional style. The dynamically gifted rapper’s new album, "The Book of Thelonious", delivers an unapologetic, raw, and poetic monologue on navigating life in the modern world. The thoughtful, passionate style of his lyricism focuses on his rebellion, spiritual rumination, effective activism, and dealing with the daily struggle of overcoming adversity in today’s dogmatic culture. He reflects on his own insecurities in "Shadows", "I told the truth and now I’m treated like the bad guy. Would you like me better if I had told you lies?"
Combining live instrumentation with modern hip hop production, "The Book of Thelonious" finds the author confronting the weight of the world - while simultaneously being a representative of his community. Featuring vocals from Midas Well, "Life Worth Changin’" begins with a string quartet and grows into a dance-pop masterpiece tackling issues of loss and addiction. Midas Well returns for "Can’t Conquer Me", a striking track that chronicles the obstacles and adversity faced by someone growing up on the Gulf Coast of America. The song examines topics ranging from the criminal justice system to misrepresentation in the media, family values and everyday struggles faced by people of color. Theo raps in the track, "Hurricanes can’t stop me, crooked cops try to block me, black skin, we are not free, pin us down on the concrete."
"The Book of Thelonious" outlines Theo’s personal story of life’s trials and tribulations, and how he graduated into the next chapter of his life. "I was struggling with social issues, the political climate, maintaining relationships with people, addiction, and the fear of letting go," the rapper says. For the artist, no topic is too big to tackle, and the songs are as straightforward as he is. Lyrics include lines like: "Border Patrol got kids in cages, treated like dogs, it’s really racist, signed by a man, an American gangster." Love explains, "I didn’t intend on this. I just started writing. I stopped trying to shape it and let it build. I’d rather keep it authentic. I know someone out there will see me and relate."
About Thelonious Love
Songwriter, lyricist and performer, Thelonious Love hails from Houston, where his love for the Arts and writing began. After spending time in the theater, Thelonious Love found his home in music, relocating to Austin and joining Jurnt Entertainment. His fire-and-brimstone lyrical work is an open diary to themes of rebellion, spiritual rumination, effective activism, and dealing with the daily struggles of overcoming adversity. Swaggering a unique baritone delivery, fit for his unconventional rap style, he melds southern styles of Austin, Houston, and New Orleans, concocting a medley of sounds with street style production from producer Noah Fendz.
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