Slope Records founder Thomas Lopez has announced it’s first imprint 3E. The
new imprint of Slope has signed it’s first hardcore rap artist Jack Acid and ready to
promote the first single and start touring in 2020. Lopez says punk rock and rap have a similar worldview and his label gets respect from many street rap and hip hop artists like Zillakami from City Morgue who has been seen wearing an Addicted to Chaos / Slope Records t-shirt.
It’s time for a visible punk label to embrace the synergy between punk and rap music and represent. Thomas Lopez started Slope Records in 2015 with a few underground punk releases and re-issues then started releasing new material by artists like Surfbort, The Dickies, T.S.O.L and The Linecutters who recently were direct support on the Black Flag 2019 US tour doing 42 shows on a 35ft wrapped Slope Records bus built by Lopez and will be touring with Black Flag again in 2020 on several dates. Lopez has built multiple tour buses wrapped with Slope Records and outfitted with bunks and lounges.
Lopez has ran tours on the buses for punk bands like The Exploited, Anti-Nowhere League, Conflict, The Dickies, and Cro-Mags to name a few. Lopez brought long time friend Kirk Reznik (AKA K-Tel Disco) of the renowned Phoenix rappers, Phunk Junkeez on-board as Artist Development. The synergy created by Lopez’s business and marketing instincts married to Reznik’s experience with the rap and hip-hop world will create an opportunity for artists to collaborate on the label. Lopez says stay on the lookout for Jack Acid and further developments from the 3E imprint and other rap and punk artists coming onto the label. Slope Records and 3E are looking forward to 2020 with multiple punk and rap tours planned and performances at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas.