Oakland based producer / rapper TOPE returns with a new soulful, dedication in the form of “THANK YOU,” produced by Stewart Villain, featuring vocals from Erikka J, and live trumpet from Farnell Newton. Earlier this year TOPE produced the Slum Village x Cool Nutz collab, headlined his largest tour to date, and was featured on Blu’s Soul Amazing 6, – with all taken into consideration it’s still been a quiet year by TOPE standards. THANK YOU is an ode to the people who have challenged you in life only to make you stronger in the end. TOPE gets personal speaking on a past relationship and the ups and downs of trying to prove yourself to your partner. The combination of Farnell, Stewart Villain, and Erikka J makes for a smooth, jazzy feel with TOPE rounding things out nicely. Catch up with in a personal message to his followers, stream THANK YOU and stay tuned for more new music from TOPE in 2017!
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Producer / Rapper TOPE is considered one of the top up and coming artists in the Northwest region and has been recently featured on XXL, The Source, 2DopeBoyz, Okayplayer, Jay-Z’s Life + Times, Hip Hop Wired, Hip Hop DX, and more for his album latest BROKE BOY SYNDROME. Since his debut album in 2010, TOPE has produced and/or collaborated with artists including Slum Village, Blu, Planet Asia, TiRon, Myka 9, Abstract Rude, Scarub of Living Legends, LMNO, and many many more. With a commanding stage presence and engertic live show, TOPE has shared stages with hip hop legends including Nas, Mobb Deep, Talib Kweli, Run The Jewels, Deltron 3030, Big KRIT, Dom Kennedy, Black Milk, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla $ign, Digable Planets, Hieroglyphics, Aesop Rock, The Coup, People Under The Stairs, Macklemore and countless others. In early 2014 TOPE also gained attention from Soul icon Erykah Badu herself for his TAKE YOUR TIME video.
Recently, TOPE has relocated to the Bay Area and briefly toured with Gift Of Gab from Blackalicious.