New to the site, Derek Pope is an LA based, Oakland-born artist who used to go by the name Kidd Upstairs, which you may be familiar with. Currently working on a joint project at the moment with fellow West Coast rapper Xavier, Derek decides to come through today and liberate the first official single off the project called “Squadron.”
Going in over the self-produced beat, Derek shows off his versatility & slick wordplay, while putting on for the squad in the process. Take a listen to the infectious cut and let us know what you think.
If you’re a fan, be sure to hit Derek with a follow on twitter @DerekPopeMusic for all his latest news & music updates.
Hanging on the scene with my squadron
Every day I feast with my squadron
Only I believe in my squadron
Bringin’ hella trees for the squadron