TOPE, along with help from Blu and Abstract Rude talk about being ‘Faithful’.
Portland-raised /Â Oakland-based producer and rapperÂ TOPEÂ makes his grand return with a huge first single of 2018 entitledÂ “FAITHFUL”Â featuring Rap LegendsÂ BluÂ andÂ Abstract Rude. Produced by TOPE himselfÂ “FAITHFUL”Â is a soulful and gospel-inspired banger that finds all three MCs giving their own spin to the definition of the word.Â “FAITHFUL”Â marks the second collaboration forÂ TOPEÂ withÂ Abstract RudeÂ andÂ BluÂ respectively. 2011 found TOPE’s debut groupÂ Living ProofÂ goingÂ “Full Speed”Â and in 2014 Blu and TOPE collaborated on the now classicÂ “Let It Go.”Â Forming a relationship through collaboration and touring,Â Abstract RudeÂ was the second artist to ever bringÂ TOPEÂ on tour way back in 2012 and just this past yearÂ TOPEÂ briefly joinedÂ BluÂ andÂ ExileÂ on theirÂ Below The Heavens AnniversaryÂ shows in Eugene and Portland, Oregon.
“The funny thing is I had this beat and chorus done for maybe 6 months before I sent it to Blu,” TOPE explained about his latest release. “I was really just asking Blu if he liked the idea and he sent a full verse back in about 45 minutes! Once I heard that, I knew I had to get Ab Rude on it as well. Same thing, Ab hit me back the next day with a fire verse and no hesitation.”