Hopsin visits BET’s the Backroom for a quick freestyle.
California rapper Hopsin gets the Nardwuar treatment. Hopsin speaks on being a fan of Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ and receives an original Bad Meets Evil record.
Hopsin stopped by his local Power 106 and freestyled over Dr. Dre’s classic “Deep Cover.” The freestyle is appearing on the LA Leakers’ The 2013 Draft Picks mixtape dropping very soon.
Bay Area’s TeamBackPack was honored to have Hopsin, Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, and SwizZz get the cypher poppin’ in the laundry room of a hotel during the FV2012 Tour.
The lyrical stability between everyone’s freestyle is impeccable. Make sure you check out this cypher.
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Hopsin invited Hardknock TV into his home and spoke about taking a huge risk on “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 5.” The risk obviously paid off in a big way. The video currently has over 12 million views on YouTube.
Afterwards, Hopsin talked about his admiration for Eminem and how he motivated him to start rapping.
TRU? As you may already know, Hopsin isn’t one to hold his tongue. He recently expressed his views on Lil Wayne’s skateboarding. “Wayne, skateboarders don’t like you. I’m telling you that right now,” he said.
Afterwards, he spoke about the state of hip-hop and all the uniformity in it. Hopsin said, “[Rappers] talk about girls, they talk about things that don’t really matter, and they brainwash everybody into thinking this is what life is all about.”
Hopsin and his Funk Volume crew are hitting the road this September. They will visit 44 cities in 50 days. The tour starts in Santa Barbara, CA and ends in Hollywood, CA. Buy tickets here.
Maybe the Mayans are right. Lately it’s been one catastrophe after another. Just a few months ago a man ate another man’s face. Of course we’ve all heard about the Dark Knight massacre. Events like these prompt people to say that this generation is the extinction of decency. Then there’s the rap music. It glorifies violence and the superficial lyrics degrade women. Laziness seems to be at an all time high while creativity is at an all time low. The people behind these words are usually old white grumpy people on TV who know nothing about the culture. So what happens when someone from within culture comes out in criticism of the music? Well, maybe that means that they’re right. Not that the culture is doomed, but that it has a lot of room for improvement. Thankfully Hopsin is one of those dudes pushing the ignorance in our culture off the table. “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 5″ has made a giant step towards Making SMART Cool. So turn up if you’re down with
real progressive hip-hop!
Hopsin releases the latest video in his “Ill Mind Of Hopsin” series.
If you missed it, check out our exclusive interview with Hopsin.
Dizzy Wright visits the barber shop, and dreams up the 3rd single from SmokeOut Conversations. Album drops on April 20th, trust me.