Time to introduce a new artist to the site. Tope is an up and coming rapper who is holding it down for Portland, Oregon. He got his start in the world of Hip-Hop while in his teens by making himself known at local showcases and freestyle jams. From there he went on to form two groups: Living Proof with Seattle rapper Prem and the more popular TxE with fellow artists Epp and Calvin Valentine. Additionally, he lent his talents to others in the name of guest appearances and production. As most artists tend to do, Tope eventually struck out on his own. He’s secured a collection of solo projects under his belt that reflect: his musical personality, his knack for rhyming & producing, and his love of Hip-Hop. His solo efforts have also earned him recognition on various media outlets and got him stage time with the likes of: Talib Kweli, Macklemore, Nappy Roots, and more. Now that he’s conquered Portland as well as it’s surrounding areas; Tope is ready to branch out and take on the rest of the world. Hopefully his new EP Troubleman will help him do just that. It’s a nine track offering that centers around: good times, women, and personal situations. It has been described as a testament to Tope’s current level of skill behind the boards as well as on the mic. Find out exactly what the Portland native has to offer after the break.