The first time I heard Tope was back in 2010 on a TxE track, since then I’ve been a fan. It’s been awesome watching Tope grow as an artist and performer over the last few years. With huge steps taken this year for Tope he only plans to keep moving forward with his new project Broke Boy Syndrome(BBS). Any chance I get I make sure to attend either a Tope or TxE concert. In August, on a hot Sunday afternoon Tope stopped by the E+E office to chat about BBS, 2014, and also the future of TxE. – Jordan Salazar (@KNWXVSN)
Filmed and edited by Connor Limbocker aka FILTHIEST – itsTOPE.com presents a preview to the third episode of TOPE’s web series TROUBLE VISION. Preparing his new album “BROKE BOY SYNDROME”, TOPE takes some time out to rock VanFest in Seattle, open up for El-P back in Portland for MFNW 2014, film a side project with Nike Film and more. Be on the lookout for BBS dropping this Fall with videos from Noah Porter and FILTHIEST featuring Blu, CashUs King, Farnell Newton and more with the bulk of production being handled by Stewart Villain.
Cameos from Dennis Dove, Verbz, Farnell Newton, Trevor McIrvin, and more.
Song: TOPE – PLEASE BELIEVE from BROKE BOY SYNDROME produced by Sir Chamberlin
Thank you to everyone that came out this past Sunday at Mississippi Studios to send the homies SOS off to New York! Special thanks to Verbz, Dennis Dove, and Farnell Newton for coming out and rocking with me.
Check out the second preview of TROUBLE VISION III below, shot by FILTHIEST aka Connor Limbocker – coming soon!
Catch TOPE live in PDX Saturday, August 30th with Verbz and special guests Dennis Dove on drums and Farnell Newton on trumpet opening for Shadows on Stars. RSVP HERE
Big THANK YOU to Matt Manza and the whole MFNW team for having us out! Check out a snippet out TROUBLE VISION Episode 3 on my Instagram shot for FILTHIEST.
A lot of cool things happened to me this year when I released my Take Your Time video, one of them was meeting Richmond, VA soul singer Rob Milton. A contributing writer to Soul Bounce (where Analog premiered), Rob is also an aspiring soul singer mixing elements of Jazz and Hip Hop into his sound. On his latest “Analog,” Rob speaks on how the digital age has affected love and relationships while grabbing a verse from TOPE to echo those thoughts. Produced by Daron Jones out of the DC area, this is definitely a joint for all the soul lovers out there. Be sure to check out the Second Letter directed visuals below and look for Rob Milton to be featured on #BROKEBOYSYNDROME.
March 4th grabs LA legend 2Mex and a beat from TOPE for “New World War” directed by Tom Boykin. Check out more of TOPE’s production below, all available for purchase.