A couple of years ago, I was put onto the Portland rapper/producer Tope via Fresh Selects (the Free Lemonade album in 2011). After following him on Twitter and liking his Facebook page, I was then lead to the hip hop trio TxE. It’s made up of of rappers Tope and Epp with producer Calvin Valentine (aka G_Force). They have released 3 projects since forming a crew, while also continuing to work on their respective solo material. Tope has released several albums, including Until The Next Time We Meet, Since The Last Time We Spoke, New Kicks, and most recently Troubleman. Calvin Valentine has dropped an album with Planet Asia called Camouflage Jackets, Red Eye Flights, the official Green Team project, and more.
Then, there’s Epp. Although he’s put in work, he hasn’t released any solo material. We all know he’s good, too, because we’re fans of TxE and recognize the talent. The time has finally arrived where he is getting ready to release his debut album, titled Chrome Plated Chronicles. He has recently dropped a couple of singles from the album, including the music video for “Watch This” and a song called “P.O.L.O.”