T.O.P. (Triumph Over Poverty)
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T.O.P. (Triumph Over Poverty)

Reading, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Reading, PA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Hip Hop Singer/Songwriter




"Reading Hip-Hop Artist T.O.P. Aims To Turn Negative Situations Into Positive Ones"

It takes listening to just one song by T.O.P. to understand who the hip-hop artist is, not only as a performer, but as a man who has triumphed over many obstacles to become college educated, a dedicated father, an entrepreneur and a business owner.

His first single, "Been There," is featured on his new mixtape, "Let's Give 'Em an Album." In the song, you learn a lot about T.O.P. (an acronym for Triumph Over Poverty), whose given name is Demetrius Profic.

Most importantly, you learn that he's "been there," in a place where he wasn't sure which way to turn or what his purpose was. You learn that he is on a mission to turn negative situations in his life into positive ones, and that he is patiently waiting to see his younger brother Marqus Profic, who he believes was wrongfully convicted of third-degree murder, released from prison.

While there were many things in T.O.P.'s life that weren't always consistent, music is one thing that has remained. - Reading Eagle Newspaper

"T.O.P. – Been There (Video)"

Founded in 2013 by Reading, PA native Demetrius Profic, Triumph Over Poverty (T.O.P.) is the lifestyle brand as well as Profic’s stage name. The T.O.P. philosophy states that any obstacle or negative influence can be considered a form of ‘poverty’.

“Been There”, the first official single off of T.O.P.’s latest mixtape, ‘Let’s Give ‘Em An Album’, which was released on April 29th, has finally been put in visual form for T.O.P.’s fans. Click here to check out and purchase the album available on iTunes. - Hip Hop Since 1987

"T.O.P: “Phone Down (TOPmix)”"

Prepping the release of his Let’s Give Em An Album mixtape, T.O.P. gave followers a new song over the weekend, in celebration of both his birthday and Valentine’s Day. Just under two minutes, T.O.P. impressively puts his spin on this remixed version of Erykah Badu’s “Phone Down.”

https://soundcloud.com/thereal_top/top-phone-down-topmix - Mixologi.com

"T.O.P.: “For Free”"

According to T.O.P. and his newest single, “For Free”, everybody has to pay like they weigh, because “that’s what makes the world go round, and that’s how we’re surviving today”. The visual comes right on time as T.O.P. prepares to release his mixtape, Let’s Give ‘Em An Album at the end of the month. Peep the video, which features a cameo from his son, below.

https://youtu.be/NKgHKjGObE0 - Mixologi.com

"Week In Pop: "Ooouuu Freestyle""

Reading, PA’s Demetrius Profic, oka Triumph Over Poverty, aka T.O.P. delivered the Mateo visual for his freestyle over the hypnotic Young Ma track “Ooouuu”. Demetrius spells out inspiration while spilling out stories about where he’s from where the message is repeatedly directed at you the listener with the wavy production in full effect. - Impose Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



The T.O.P. philosophy states that any obstacle or negative influence can be considered a form of ‘poverty’. The purpose and mission of the T.O.P. brand is to inspire people to do what they love for a living, while using their passions and talents to pursue their dreams, and ultimately ‘Triumph Over Poverty’. With the brand, T.O.P. aims to give back to the youth and his community by helping others who grew up in a similar environment as his.

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