VIDEO: “Blackjack” – Thaddeus David (feat. Tope)

Thaddeus David is really good at rapping (we’ve known this since his SOTA days). Recently his music has taken a turn(t) for the, well, trap(t). Which is all good of course — do you, homie. However, 206UP prefers TH like this: Slightly evened out over an instantly recognizable sample. PDX producer Stewart Villain makes a cameo on the beat (and in the video — did you catch it?). Portland’s rapidly ascending Tope lends bars as well. The clip was directed by frequent 206UP photographer Rafy Ochoa, so you know it’s the freshest high-def. From TH and Stewart’s Untitled EP.

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DOWNLOAD: “So Long” – Tope f/Destro & Halfmanhalf

Tope is one half of the rap crew Living Proof, winners of the first edition of 206UP.COM’s The TrackMeet. (Click here in case you missed it, dun.) “So Long” was originally intended for the group’s sophomore album, Full Speed, but instead turned into a solo joint for Tope. You might not know this cat yet, but if you’re a Northwest rap fiend (and you must be if you’re reading this blog) then Destro needs no introduction.