NEW KID on the block, Topps aka Topps Chanzo, is a Birmingham born singer-songwriter, rapper and actor. You may be oblivious to the name, but it’ll soon be everywhere you go. He’s a diamond contributor to the new wave of UK Pop and Rap with his relatable and descriptive lyrics.
His father was the lead singer of the Birmingham reggae band Beshara and this is where his early love of music began. Topps’ debut single ''Social'' has featured in the BAFTA award winning BBC soap Eastenders 9 times despite receiving no national radio support. The song has also been featured in the ITV2 reality show Peckham's Finest and his second single ‘’What’s Your Problem?’’ has been supported by BBC Introducing. Topps has since teamed up with a production team called The Haddon Project and together, they have created and released a boxing themed song called "Ring Walk". It has been used by various international / professional boxers as their ring walk song and heard on the USA streaming platforms DAZN, ESPN+, FITE TV and the television channel FOX Sports PBC. The same song has been used for the promo compilation of UFC star Aspen Ladd. Most recently, it was used by a sixth boxer on the Pay Per View card of the Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter fight at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, broadcasted on Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena & ESPN+.
The very popular ITV2 reality show Love Island played his Dance single ''Say Yes or Say No'' for over 2 minutes in January 2023.
Characterised as an energetic and quirky individual, Topps’ vocal ability, versatility, confidence and ambition, continues to surprise and inspire.
All of Topps’ work has been released independently and all visuals have been directed or co-directed by himself.
As an actor he had a small appearance in the first series of BBC's Line of Duty and has appeared in over 15 short films.
His goal is to create a legacy as an all-round entertainer and to build an authentic and organic music fanbase, rather than a perception, based off views and streaming numbers.
This is only the start for Topps, so keep your ears on alert as he continues to grow as an actor and releases more good music.
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