There are few artists with a grind as extensive as local emcee/producer Tope. This summer has found him lending his voice and some beats to The Cook Up, the latest full-length from Cool Nutz, as well as bridging the gap between the hiphop and indie-rock scenes with cross-genre show collaborations that include some of Portland's best musicians. In addition to releasing a collection of complementary beats entitled Free Lemonade, and performances in Living Proof (alongside Prem) and in TxE (with Epp and Calvin Valentine), he has also found time for solo dates as well. I think it's safe to say that Tope has been hustling harder than almost anyone out there right now. Opening is Seattle's Brothers from Another, the young, super-charismatic duo of Goonstar and Breez, proof positive that the future of Northwest hiphop is burning bright.