Portland native Tope, delivers a heartfelt ode to Neo-Soul Priestess Erykah Badu on “Take Your Time”. Smokey, late-night grooves, are punctuated by the silky flow of his vocals and crowned beautifully by the bluer than blue jazz outro of Jill Scott trumpeter, Farnell Newton. I implore you, check out Tope’s latest album ‘Trouble Man’.
A Los Angeles-based Bajan, rude boy from Boston, P. Downes (Writer/Film & Independent Music Editor) is a card-carrying music and comic book geek with dreams of making movies. He’s a published comic book writer, most notably “Killer Ape and Other City Stories,” a collaboration with Greg Moutafis about a black, punk band who comes of age on the night of the LA Riots. Rumor has it that he types his articles in Spider-man Underoos for good luck.