After a personally turbulent year,
Portland MC/producer, TOPE,
releases his new offering, TROUBLEMAN EP,
for free just a minute ago.
Balanced between internal-reflection and smooth talk
the EP manages to get across a lot
without coming across as too
emotionally weighty at any given point,
with TOPE returning to producing for himself
& showing his improvement on that front as well -
especially on the album’s triumphant closer,
“Good Riddance” featuring L.A.’s own Co$$.
You can stream TROUBLEMAN here
before copping for free
or supporting with a few bucks
via the link below.
After the jump,
you can also catch
the video for single, “Church Girls,”
co-directed by TOPE and V1 Creative.
Performed & Produced by TOPE
Mixed & Mastered by DJ FlipFlop
Scratches by DJ Celsius
Artwork by Noah Porter, Photos by Mike Grippi
Additional Trumpet by Farnell Newton on #6,
Additional Cello by Chloe Victoria Verva on #8
Additional Bass by DJ FlipFlop on #9
DOWNLOAD: TOPE – TROUBLEMAN EP
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ALSO SEE: TxE – Tetherball EP
MUSIC VIDEO: TOPE “Church Girls” SEE BELOW