2DopeBoyz Premieres TOPE’s New Single RED LIGHT ft CashUs King

November 18th, 2014

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One of the fastest rising stars in the NW – Portland Rapper & Producer TOPE offers up the first official single from his upcoming album BROKEBOYSYNDROME, “RED LIGHT” ft LA rapper CashUs King. Produced by PDX’s Stewart Villain, RED LIGHT mashes a classic Willie Hutch sample with a vintage break beat to set the tone, while TOPE and CashUs King (formerly known as Co$$) speak on the struggles of touring and playing night after night on the road all topped off with cuts from DJ Celsius. One of the hardest working rappers in the region, TOPE has toured with Gift Of Gab from Blackalicious and opened for acts all over the NW in 2014 including Ab-Soul, Deltron, Mobb Deep, The Coup, Ty Dolla $ign, Bun B, Kirko Bangz, People Under The Stairs, Zion I, Sol, El-P, Shad, and more. If you haven’t already check out the first video from TOPE’s BBS “STILL DOPE / WILD ONE” and look out for LET IT GO featuring Blu coming soon!

TOPE Opens for The Coup in Eugene & Portland

November 12th, 2014

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TOPE opens for the legendary Bay Area crew The Coup this Wednesday in Eugene at Cozmic and back in Portland on Thursday at The Hawthorne Theater with Verbz, Speaker Minds, and special guest Dennis Dove on drums.

TOPE Releases The First Video From BROKEBOYSYNDROME – STILL DOPE / WILD ONE

November 3rd, 2014

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TOPE is back with the first official release from his new album “BROKEBOYSYNDROME.” Directed by Noah Porter (@knwpo) “STILL DOPE / WILD ONE” is a two-part, day and night video offering up two diverse selections from BBS – the first produced by SF’s Devonwho (@devonwho) and the second produced by PDX’s LAWZSPOKEN (@lawzspoken). With DJ Celsius (@thecelsius) on the cuts, KNWPO takes you on a ride through the day with Devonwho’s summertime synths and suddenly switches it to night with LAWZSPOKEN’s hard hitting drums – all lyrically conducted by the broke boy himself, TOPE. The last time Porter and TOPE dropped a music video they caught they attention of Erykah Badu, who knows what will happen this time…

Be on the look out for TOPE’s new album BROKEBOYSYNDROME featuring Blu & CashUs King comin soon!

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ALSO – Dont forget TOPE + Verbz opening for DELTRON this Friday at The Roseland Theater!

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Advance Tickets email – itsTOPE@gmail.com

TOPE opening for DELTRON at The Roseland 11/7

October 30th, 2014

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TOPE with Verbz opens up for the legendary DELTRON crew (DEL + DAN THE AUTOMATOR + KID KOALA) in Portland at The Roseland Theater – Friday, November 7th! For advance tickets email itsTOPE@gmail.com – $22.

Mike Thrasher & Cascade Tickets Interviews TOPE

October 30th, 2014

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The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most active and vibrant music scenes in the world, boasting countless musicians from every genre imaginable. With so much music in the area, it can be tough to keep up with who’s who and who’s playing where. So, to help you keep track of some of the best artists in the area, we bring you Meet the Locals. For this edition, we have up-and-coming Portland emcee, Tope, AKA Anthony Anderson, who will be opening for The Coup at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland on Nov. 13.

Dreams are coming true for artist, producer, and Portland native, Tope. With a handful of records under his belt, both as a solo artist and with group projects TxE and Living Proof, Tope’s been receiving some well-earned national attention, even gaining a fan out of the legendary Erykah Badu. He’s opened for some of the biggest names in hip hop, including Nas, Talib Kweli, Macklemore, and Dead Prez, to name a few, and he’s currently getting ready to release a new LP, BROKEBOYSYNDROME, featuring production from Stewart Villain. His work is dynamic, injecting flavors of soul, funk, and jazz into his production, employing both electronic beats and live instrumentation while balancing equal parts humor and introspection with his lyrics.

We had the chance to ask Tope a few questions, and he opened up about hip hop in the NW, his experience growing up, and where he wants go as an artist…” – Rachael Winterling

Read the FULL INTERVIEW HERE + RSVP to TOPE + VERBZ SPEAKER MINDS + THE COUP

TOPE opening for Ab-Soul

October 29th, 2014

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Big THANK YOU to the Wow Hall, Verbz, Connor Limbocker, House Of Records, and all the good people in Eugene – this was definitely one of the best shows of the year!

TOPE tours with Gift Of Gab of Blackalicious

October 29th, 2014

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Between 2001-2004 I can’t tell you how many times I saw Blackalicious and Lifesavas live in PDX. If you would have told me I would be touring with Gift Of Gab and collaborating with Vursatyl in 2014 I would have never believed you.

First and foremost, I have to thank Landon Wordswell for inviting me on tour with him. Landon is an MC I met in PDX around 2009 or so, and we’ve always stayed it touch since. Landon has an incredible live show I’ve studied and tried to take notes on over the years.

Secondly, I have to shout out my homie and DJ – Verbz for putting in the MOST WORK on this tour. When I asked Verbz to come with me, I didn’t know or inform him he would be spinning 4 sets a night including Gab’s – plus handling a bulk of the driving from city to city. Round of applause for Verbz.

Lastly I have to thank Gift Of Gab for all the wisdom, advice, stories, late-night freestyle sessions, laughs, and so much more. It’s truly refreshing when you meet someone who you looked up to as a kid and they are as humble and they are talented. Lord willing you might hear some music from Gab and I in the future. Also a big thank you to Dojo, Alhambra Theater, Cozmic, the Armory, and all my family out on the road!

TOPE opening for Ab-Soul

October 18th, 2014

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TOPE opens for TDE’s own AB-SOUL TONIGHT in Eugene at The Wow Hall. Also be on the look out for Verbz rocking the Portland show tomorrow night as well at Alhambra Theater.

TOPE Featured On Thaddeus David’s New EP Produced by Stewart Villain

October 16th, 2014

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Seattle MC and Moor Gang representative Thaddeus David just dropped a brand new EP entirely produced by Stewart Villain featuring TOPE, Gifted Gab, and Spoon. Stream “Black Jack” below and look for more music coming from Thaddeus, TOPE, and Stew!

BROKEBOYSYNDROME SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!

October 7th, 2014

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