Catch TOPE performing at The Know for the first time with Brooklyn’s Tanya Morgan and Corina Corina, Verbz, and Northern Draw.
TOPE links up with HANiF (fka Luck-One) and illmaculate for the Red Light Remix, produced by Stewart Villain. For the first time ever – TOPE, HANiF, and illmac collaborate to give a new spin on the lead BROKEBOYSYNDROME single, originally featuring LA’s CashUs King and cuts from DJ Celsius. Be on the look out for some big news from TOPE in the next few months.
Download TOPE’s #BBS album here.
It’s been a busy month for TOPE already – making a guest appearance on Liv Warfield’s sold-out homecoming show and briefly linking up with Macklemore in Seattle at his most recent show. This week TOPE is back and hooks up with 50 Cent and Ab-Soul producer, Trox for the title song to BROKEBOYSYNDROME “BBS” featuring additional organ by Beau Bryan and vocals from Lindsey Reightley. On “BBS” TOPE explores the main themes of his new album; growing up in poverty with little to no positive influences and trying to make something out of nothing.
Getting personal, TOPE touches on his parents and their influence on his youth “I remember when my momma got them lights cut off, church came through with that food in a box” and “Daddy was a drunk not a dollar to his name, said I never be that punk and I promised that I change.”
It been an eventful 2015 for TOPE so far, we’re all excited to see where the movement is headed. Be sure to download BROKE BOY SYNDROME ft Blu, CashUs King and more below.
Still trying to find all the right words to describe last night. I feel like I earned a couple stripes and finally got accepted into the PORTLAND music club I’ve been a fan of for so long. It really meant a lot to me to share the stage last night with Liv, Cool Nutz, and Gold from Sandpeople. All three of those people have inspired me and guided my career since before I had an album, before I even had a damn song to my name. Gold pushed me to really pursue rap and start Living Proof with Prem at 18, when I really had no idea what I was doing. Liv has always encouraged me to chase my dreams and showed me love and support along the way, again before I even had a song. It’s amazing to see someone so talented and at the same time SO DAMN HUMBLE, truly a unique soul. And finally Nutz, nobody ever took me serious as Producer until Cool Nutz reached out to work with me. Our first song together got in The Source Magazine in 2009!!!! I know last night was Liv’s night but it was really special to me in a lot of ways. The last time I saw my Mom alive I was with my sister and Liv, and I definitely felt like she was with us again last night.
TOPE opens up for the legendary Jeru The Damaja in Seattle Wednesday, March 18th with Verbz, RA Scion, Xperience, and Imaginary Friends. This is gonna be a crazy show!
Seattle Rapper and Moor Gang affiliate Thaddeus David drops the visuals for Blackjack featuring TOPE, produced by Stewart Villain. Directed by Rafy Achoa, Thad and TOPE take you along for back to back show nights plus cameos from Gifted Gab, Jarv Dee, Nacho Picasso, and more! Download Thaddeus David’s UNTITLED Ep HERE.
TOPE is back with another release from the highly acclaimed BROKEBOYSYNDROME album. This time FILTHIEST directs the Stewart Villain produced OH SH!T with cuts from DJ Celsius while TOPE flat out kills this one. Bonus points for the live bass and guitar provided by Chris Hanson on this one. Be sure to download BROKEBOYSYNDROME if you haven’t already.