INTERVIEW: TOPE Featured In Bend's Source Weekly
TOPE recently sat down with Jared Rasic from Bend's The Source Weekly to speak on the Portland Rap scene, musical influences, the independent artist grind, and more. The 3AM Tour comes to Bend, OR next Wednesday, June 15th for a free show at the Astro Lounge with special guest Caitlin Cardier. RSVP
The Source Weekly: How has the Portland rap scene influenced you?
TOPE: There's so many people in the Portland scene who have helped me along the way. I wouldn't be the artist I am without Portland and everything I experienced there. I think that's one of the great things about the scene there is that it's not hard to tap in, meet everyone, start doing shows and network. I used to hate on how small Portland was when I lived there, but after I moved I started to understand that's one of the things that makes it great. People are actually pretty open to hearing new artists and it seems to be doing better than ever right now. Portland's rap scene challenged me because I didn't always feel accepted and I still don't. I feel like I had to make a lot of things happen myself while a lot of people doubted me, but it was good for me.
Read the full interview HERE.