Oakland/Portland artist TOPE returns with a fresh new music video, “HOW I KNOW” produced by Zach Striar and filmed by Faizon Films. TOPE takes us down to Venice Beach to give visuals for his “summertime in Cali” themed single. It’s been an interesting year for TOPE filled with plenty of ups and downs, including having his laptop and new album stolen at a show back in January and moving back to The Bay after briefly relocating to LA.
Recharged fully, TOPE is back to his old self on “HOW I KNOW” effortlessly riding the production and reaffirming his confidence in himself and his music. Paying his respect, TOPE samples a classic Dom Kennedy interview with LA’s finest Big Boy, talking about what it takes to make it industry and the rewards of staying independent. With a new EP on the way in August, TOPE has been back in the studio working on another full-length project and an official follow-up to his breakout project BROKE BOY SYNDROME. For now, enjoy the sounds and visuals from TOPE on “HOW I KNOW” and look for his new EP dropping in August.
TOPE – HOW I KNOW
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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 energetic 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.