Hopsin: Something Wicked

The Panorama City sensation speaks about his Funk Volume release, why he doesn't want to rhyme about drugs, and why he's unafraid to call out your favorite rappers, and go shoot a video about it.

Remember the Saw movies?

The seemingly endless franchise is supposedly about motivation. Well, it’s mostly torture porn, but motivation is in there too. Jigsaw is a killer, that much is obvious. The message behind his killings, and the painful predicaments where he places his victims, is that hesitation or missteps in life can come back to haunt you.

To be sure, Hopsin is not Hip Hop’s first killer emcee. The “Rap maniac with the hooligan eyes,” has independently caught the attention of the web with self-directed horror-rap videos featuring the occasional 360 flip. His newfound success comes after a frustrating spell at L.A.’s legendary Ruthless Records. A place where he grew to despise label-head and Eazy-E's widow, Tomica Woods-Wright.

Just as Jigsaw has a method to his madness, Hopsin’s wild image masks a morally awake lyrical paradigm. One where he isn’t afraid to sacrifice a few whack rappers in the name of Hip Hop. Like the original Saw films, Hop’s YouTube videos are quickly approaching cult status. As he readies for his first tour, he hopes his views will means crowds. At a time when Los Angeles is producing more up-and-coming scary-skate-rappers (see: OFWGKTA) than rays of sunshine, the Panorama City native, has elected to ditch the machine and star in his own motivational movie.

The self-proclaimed “undercover positive rapper” spoke to HipHopDX about what it means to be raw, how much he hates Ruthless Records, and why he needs to sport colored contacts in his videos.

HipHopDX: How has the response been to Raw?

Hopsin: It’s been a lot better than I thought it would be. I had high expectations for myself but it happened in a different way that I didn’t expect. The people who actually know about it are saying it’s one of the best albums of 2010. I put my all into it.

DX: What do you think it means to be a raw rapper today?

Hopsin: I think raw is always just, raw. The definition will never change. It means raw talent. You’re not scared to say what you feel. A lot of rappers today aren’t raw. The ones that are don’t get the proper shine. Raw is shredding emcees up, how Canibus was back in the day. The old Slim Shady [era for Eminem], that’s raw. DMX. That raw aggression, the I-don’t-give-a-fuck style. Tupac had it. A lot of rappers had it. A lot of rappers these days don’t have it. In their opinion a new definition of raw has evolved but it’s not really raw though. I don’t really know anybody in the commercial world that’s raw anymore. In the underground, Yelawolf is dope. There’s a dude named Promise and Jokerr.

DX: I heard a lot of names dropped on your album. How do you incorporate taking shots at rappers in your tracks?

Hopsin: For one, this is all entertainment. I’ve been in this business since I was a kid. I knew the ropes and how everything worked. I’ve seen a lot of things, I know what my limits are. There is a slight risk of me getting beat up or whatever but I’m willing to take it. [The Lupe Fiasco mention] is just a skateboarder shot in “Sag My Pants.” I can do what I want. I’m a human being on this planet. If somebody doesn’t like it, they can stop me. I’m not trying to be a bad guy. I see these people coming in the Hip Hop world claiming things that they’re not and destroying Hip Hop. They want to fuck up a whole cult of people. Hip Hop is very big. For them to come in and just try to take it over, involve it with corporations, making money and all that. Picture someone going in and talking dirt on The Bible; making a whole new religion and rewording it. Saying “I’m the definition of The Bible,” means someone’s going to have to play Jesus and bring shit back to how it was. I don’t mind sacrificing myself in the name of Hip Hop because I love Hip Hop and it got me through a lot of hard times in my life. You can’t get through hard times listening to these dumb rappers because they’re all talking about money; not how to get by in life or how get where they are. They start the story off from the ending, with them being rich. I’m just in my basement. I’m rapping in my basement, in my boxers with my little cheap microphone and making videos on my little camera. That’s all it is when you break it down. I’m just trying to make the most of my life doing what I can and playing my cards right.

DX: You’re multitalented. There seems to be a new trend coming into prominence within Hip Hop with skating and being able to make your own videos. Along with being able to rap, how do those three things work in unison to define you as an entertainer?

Hopsin: Well skateboarding is just dope. I’ve been doing it for about 13 years. I’m not a pro or anything. I just like to throw it in there for the sake of the old me who never made it in skating. I do have a few good tricks, I’m not a horrible skater. Just showcasing myself as a whole, I skateboard, I draw, I do a lot of things. It adds more shock value to what I am as an artist. As far as videos go, I’ve been working on sets since I was younger. I got to see a lot of directors do their thing behind the camera. I was an extra, I wasn’t a star or anything. Mainly I got to see how these directors work and I naturally picked things up from being on those sets. I invested in my own little film studio. I got a camera, I got a white screen, a black screen, and a green screen. I got it all. It allows me to fully link my music in with the visuals. If I hear a song, I know exactly what I can do visually to get a point across. Everybody can understand me more. That’s why I like making my own videos. It allows me to see the bigger picture in songs. I started doing them because no one else would do them for me. The same with beats.

DX: A lot of what your talking about, working as an extra and what not, comes from being in L.A. On one of your songs you talk about how it’s hard to “become something unique” where you’re from. The quest to be unique in L.A. is daunting, how do you navigate that landscape?

Hopsin: In general, it’s hard to make it in L.A. because everybody is doing it. Then the actual area that I’m living in, Panorama City, is even harder because you have no connects. The stars are so close to where I live, but they are so far because you have no idea where they are. They’re right there. You can’t find them and you can’t seem em. Nobody knows anybody. We all just know each other in this little neighborhood. Some go to college, but usually everybody just gets a job at Walmart, McDonalds, CVS, or Walgreens. They have a kid and that’s their life. They don’t know how to get out of that. a lot of people bullshit out here too. They say they can do things and they don’t. How the hell can you be anything when now one gives you the time of day?

Then you go, “the internet, ah ha!” YouTube. Facebook. I realized I can start my own shit up without going through these people. I’m my own man. I’m my own boss. I make my own money. I do what I do and I’m loving it. I don’t even have to leave my basement to make money. It took me ten years of rapping to figure this out. Solid dedication. The internet has changed a lot. You don’t need anybody.

DX: Are you at an advantage or disadvantage of being from L.A.?

Hopsin: It doesn’t really matter. I could be in a little shack in Africa, or in a treehouse, with the same results. L.A. hasn’t done shit for me to be honest. They sleep on me. Nobody cares about Hopsin in L.A. Nobody even knows my name. Nobody shows up to a show. I don’t really care about L.A. I rep the west coast because I’m from here but I’m not here to be friends with these west coast rappers. I’ve been here for a minute and people have been exposed to me. They just ignore me. I’m not here to play the same games as the music industry. I’m doing this shit on my own.

DX: What’s the deal with the contacts you wear in your videos?

Hopsin: I started doing this back in 2004. The reason I did it was because I used to go to a lot of showcases. There’s so many African American rappers. We all show up in a white t-shirt and some blue jeans with a chain on. We all look the same. No one can really remember your face. People remembered my songs but they didn’t remember my face unless I explained to them what song I did. I didn’t like that so I went through a whole cycle of things to try to stand out. I tried dressing different. I tried cutting my hair funky. I did a lot of shit. It took years and years for me to find that right little niche that worked. I tried these contacts on, just fucking around, and for some reason I liked it. I felt like I was always a wicked-type rapper. I thought the contacts would definitely get the point across with shock value. I eventually started wearing rings, got my ears pierced and my eyebrow pierced. All that stuff adds to the image. The fact is, they won’t give me the time of day unless I look like a complete idiot. They’ll be searching on YouTube and see some crazy mother fucker with white contacts and be like, “what the hell is that?” It’s marketing. The contacts draw them in to pay attention to what the hell is going on. I was taught from being in the entertainment world that only the fools get noticed and succeed. You gotta be willing to make a fool of yourself. You gotta let it all go and not care what people think.

DX: Contrary to the shock and awe aspect of your style, you have some unexpected lyrical content on your album. You talk about turning down sex and criticizing weed smokers. Can you speak on that side of you?

Hopsin: I’m a good guy. I’m not a bad guy whatsoever. I don’t like death. I’m a very level person. I got a cool personality, I’m outgoing, I like smiling. I’m a real person. I just happen to know how to rap and I happen to hate wack rappers. That’s why I get that aggressive side towards talking [about them]. As far as all that conscious stuff, sometimes I just sit here and listen. All these rappers are on the radio promoting alcohol and kids listen to this. I’ve had to stop talking to girls because of drug problems or alcohol problems. They’re all brainwashed. I’ve lost friends to all of these things. Why are they promoting this? They’ll say I’m a negative rapper. I’m not negative. I tell it like it is. Yeah, I cuss a lot, but that’s just talking. There’s no real action to that. But when they hear “shots, shots, shots” or “I smoke so much, I’m higher than whatever” they want to go do that. They want to be like Lil’ Wayne, they wanna be like Drake. They want to be like all these people they idolize. There’s no real people to idolize these days. You can’t look up to Lil’ Wayne or Drake and then get where they are, because they trash the whole route to get there and just give you the ending. They tell you the story of the ending, when they completed their journey. They throw little thug shit in there. Try really doing what Lil Wayne does or any rapper that claims this shit. Try living that lifestyle of being a rapper and see what happens. I guarantee the outcome will not be the same. You cannot be a hardcore gangster, kill motherfuckers, smoke a lot of weed, get lazy as fuck and then happen to be at the top of the Rap game. No you can’t. They're bullshiting. They didn’t do all that. You can do those things, drinking and smoking, but the way that they project it is wrong. You actually think you can make it with this Hollywood mentality that you downloaded from the radio? Come on now.

They’re not beneficial to society and I don’t like that. My image is wicked, yeah, but when you actually listen, you understand that I’m a nice person. I’ve had my heart broken a few times. I lash out at girls who I thought were pure-hearted but they weren’t. I’m an undercover positive rapper. People listen to my music and they get motivated. I scream on tracks for them, so they don’t wind up killing [someone]. I’ll yell at a bitch for them so they don’t have to hit their girlfriend like I used to do. People have told me that they wanted to commit suicide but my music stopped them from doing that. I’m glad I can contribute something to society even if it’s just ten people.

DX: When you were coming up was the road to becoming a successful rapper equally as misleading as it is now?

Hopsin: No. Before there were actual real songs and they were motivating. I used to listen to Eminem a lot. Yeah, he talks about drugs, but he made things like 8 Mile . Yeah he made me want so say “fuck school,” but at the same time he made me want to be my own person, make it in life and do what I want to do. It’s still a positive message. Even Ludacris had long-term positive messages and it was dope. It put you in a real solid zone.

DX: People tend to equate your style with an earlier Eminem. How did he influence you specifically?

Hopsin: He had a huge influence on me. Along with Michael Jackson, they are probably my two biggest inspirations for life in general. 8 Mile was very inspiring. I think every emcee in the world can agree. I'm not a white rapper, but it’s deeper than that. Just being on your grind and trying to make it. Things just get in your way. I didn’t get the vibe that he was a thug or he was trying to be a thug. He came up with a formula where you can be yourself and shred emcees. There was a place for normal people to get into the rap game.

DX: What’s next for Funk Volume?

Hopsin: I have an album coming out in early 2012 called Knock Madness and an album called Haywire 2 that might be coming out this summer or a little after summer. I’m hoping to start new music after I get off tour. I’m going to 30 dates across the country. It’s my own individual tour. It’s called, “The I Am Raw Tour.” My label-mate SwizZz is going to be on the tour too. This is my first time being on tour, I want to get the feel of this thing before I go big with it.

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87 Comments

  • mikerouch

    Your the dopeist rapper out ther

  • Anonymous

    Best rapper ever you smoke nwa, you smoke tupac and you are way beyond lil wayne

  • Catt Muffincakes

    after reading the line " I have an album coming out in early 2012 called Knock Madness" I laughed! because it is almost the end of 2013 and the Knock Madness album is still being anticipated from all of Hopsin's fans! Including me! :)

  • Anonymous

    "Theres a dude named Promise and Jokerr."... Yeah even you admit jokerr fucking killed you hop!!! RIP THE RAW HOPSIN

  • esotericwisdom

    Ok nocturnal rainbows will forever be a classic in my book and the Tyler the creator Ross was needed and on point so I give him credit for both but honestly why does the average person work? To get money right,..to fuck bitches right,..to drive fancy cars and live in a big ass crib right. Hopsin hopes his tour does well so he can buy all of the shit I just mentioned if he wanna keep if all the way real he would stay in that fuckin basement after he gets paid. Wayne kisses niggaz but his music is hot. Drake acted like a fag on tv but his music is hot. All you fake ass people act like you don't pursue your goals only because you want that material shit but then hate on the next man cuz that's what he taps about. Cmon son stop fooling yourself hopsin for the most part swagga jacked the shit outta eminem and ain't on his level thus will never make it IMHO anywhere as big. Hopsin if you understand my name than you know im not some ignorant jackass but as humans we don't watch tv to see rainbows and butterflys nigga we watch it to see cocaine,bitches,bloodshed,and bentleys.where socialized into this mindset from school and your rapper bashing album ain't gonna change shit so get rich or die trying you ain't jesus.

    • nick

      "nigga we watch it to see cocaine,bitches,bloodshed,and bentleys.where socialized into this mindset from school and your rapper bashing album ain't gonna change shit so get rich or die trying you ain't jesus." You actually are ignorant... You tact like everyone is so brainwashed from media and rap that all they want to do in life is be like them. Totally biased opinion my friend. Maybe everyone you know wants to be like that but just like hopson, people see how stupid rap has become and want nothing to do with their way of life.

  • Crookshanks

    You are the next Mozart. Please keep making amazing music.

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  • Misty Gonzalez

    Hopsin, I love you so much! if i was older then i would totally try to marry you. love the way you arent afraid to speek your mind. -Misty Gonzalez

  • 13

    Dude is fuckin sick, got a real message, and can throw a diss harder then shit, ill mind of hopsin 4 is the modern day no vaseline

  • yomar

    ur music is just the bigging of the new hip hop real shit

  • Sk8er Boy DGK

    Yo hop I have all your albums brah you are fuckin dope I love your shit

  • Sk8er Boy DGK

    Hopsin Bro you are the most dope rapper I have ever heard you ARE RAW YOU ARE MUSIC keep it up and good luck out there Love you brah

  • Brittany Swisher

    I Love Hopsin :D

  • Kyle Joseph

    Hopsin is the next Pac. Don't believe me? Listen to the song Nocturnal Rainbows. It has the same message that Pac was always trying to spread. Good luck in the future Hopsin and can't wait to hear you on the new Twiztid albu,. It's gonna be fucking wickid. Peace

  • Brandon Geddes

    you are an amazin artist guy , remind me alot of myself we can relate to alot of shit in eachothers music which makes myself alot more confident with my music cause yu kno as an upcoming artist you always gettin those periods where yu feel there's so many people out there tryin to do the same thing n its a 1 to million chance, keep doin your thing bro its too fuckin sick

  • Pj Koelbel

    Hopsin is ill as hell but dissing Lupe is a little far. Lupe was never trying to maintain a raw image and his message is more positive than Hopsins. Lupe never claimed he could skate board well he just wrote a song about the story of a skate boarder. Lupe struggles with his record company and what they let him release but if you listen to his mix tapes he is very lyrically talented. As for Drake and Lil wayne they're both shit. They deserve no fame and Hopsins lyrics are solid enough that he has the right to bash on them all he wants in my opinion.

    • chavis atkins

      Yo I feel you on that one... I couldn't believe he put Lupe in with Rick Ross, Wayne, Drake and even Soulja Boi??? Lupe is a real skater at least from what I understand. I mean you can't throw Lupe in that mix and his contributions to hip hop has been amzing and fulfilling to many who are fans of him. Hopsin is a bit contradicting at times especially with his cussing and blasts at women although I see the point in deeply listening. He is a excellent lyricist and director to be independent at that. Too many things he focus on in his music is how I feel strongly.

  • CiNo

    Hopsin is really a breath of fresh air. He's a true lyricist and the definition of being "multitalented". He writes his own lyrics, makes his own beats, directs his own videos, mixes & edits his own work AND skateboards good! His rhymes and flows are crazy. He may not be the best, but in my book, he surely is one of them.

  • Broski Love

    Hopsin sucks. wanna be eminem with tired routines about teen angst, illuminati and industry woes. His music appeals to few people- juggalos and eastern european kids who wear backpacks and skateboard when not huffing. He is also ugly as hell with that acne and bell pepper nose. Cant skateboard either. everything he does is mediocre and he will never amount to anything special. just another dreamer with a few tools to make tired tracks that nobody bumps in the hood. why does nobody bump his music in the hood? because he is a sellout clown that has 0 street credit.

    • chavis atkins

      Oh my god this is highly frustrating coming across people like you. My biggest question is why you feel the music that differs from Hopsin is so great? What makes their music cool? I'm sure your views on music is quite commercial and typical minded. And how the heck you decide to throw looks in the picture concerning his music? What the people you listen to is all handsome and cute or something? Ignorant opinion by you concerning him.

    • Craig

      your ignorance amazes me dude. 0 street cred? Since when does being a talented artist mean you need to be hood? Dude for real its ignorant black people like you that give us all a bad name. Realize brother its not about the streets. The most powerful white people, thats exactly where they want you is in the streets. Us as a black culture will go nowhere if were not willing to leave our hoods and our ghettos and strive for education. But shit go head hop you got some talent. Ignorance is what separates those who own the corporations from those who are scrubbing the floors for them.

    • Morticana

      Broski, you seriously need to pull the dick outta your ass. You are obviously a gay ass Lil Wayne fan. Seriously?? Hopsin is trying to take us back to a time when skinny jeans and kissin niggas in the mouth were NOT cool.

    • Anonymous

      your just a hood rat, if the music isnt about killing niggas and geting money then you dont care right?

    • jay teee

      fuck u bitch. hes not tryin to b hood hes tryin to b heard and hes done a hell of a lot more then ur ass

    • Daniel Marquez

      Your one stupid bitch! i bet you dont understand what Hip-Hop truly is! Im from the ghetto and shit like this does get bumped on my street. Music isnt about street cred. its about expressing your feelings and to see who has better barz. If you cant undersatnd these concepts hmu so i can dedicate some of my Barz to you!

    • Kendra Eskins

      I'm a juggalette, and you're a stupid bitch. Way to be hypocritical of yourself, calling Hopsin ugly when you're not cute either. He admitted to not being the best skateboarder ever... but i am damn sure you couldn't do what he's done. Shut your ass up, cunt.

    • Melvin Burch

      ... You MUST be trolling.

    • Pj Koelbel

      I'm not a even close to a juggalo and me and my friends think he's dope.

    • rideonemjixxer

      nobody bumps him in the hood? who cares. you talk about him not being anything. well, if you are in the hood, then you prob arent too successful yourself. Trash. Worry about what you're doin, which doesnt appear to be shit.

    • tankstyles

      Im a juggalo and your a dumb BITCH Hopsin got love out in AZ

    • Chris

      First of all, I LOVE his music and I'm not a juggalo or a European skater kid who "wears backpacks"...? Whatever that has anything to do with. I'm just a normal Hispanic guy who lives in Miami and, not to sound egotistical, but I'm a very popular kid in school and my work. You can take this from me or from anybody who knows me- I'm cool. Yet, Hopsin is one of my favorites. Because I love analyzing lyrics and recognizing true talent. I bet you can't write rhymes the way he does. Then why judge and criticize? Why HATE? He's just doing what he loves to do and actually giving out a positive message. Let him be. And what does being "ugly" have anything to do with music? What does his "bell pepper" nose have anything to do with anything on here? You are vane and shallow person. You throw your insecurities and beliefs on what "looking good" means on other people. You are truly stupid and ignorant. Fuck off.

  • Wayne Labinowicz

    Ya Hopsin, come to the old Canada Nova Scotia and show these fucks whos the boss. Just dont be like The Game and bring a 9 and like 15pounds of dro...We need some real music buddy, help us.

  • L.A Gangsta

    Damn don't give up on L.A yet Hopsin. We just hadn't heard of ya but things are changing. Come to the Valley Canyon Club I will personally gather a bunch of homies to go watch ya.

  • Jake

    Hopsin is mos def a nice emcee. That was a good thoughtful interview. Now DX needs to interview other ILL emcees that are slept on like Diabolic, Crooked I, Elzhi, One Be Lo, Juice, Louis Logic, Copywrite, Tonedeff, Apathy, Rhyme Asylum (Possessed especially), Lowkey, Brother Ali to name a few

  • Rip

    Good interview. But it sounds like he's trying to come up of the names of other rappers. Nothing new in that. thesoundllc.com

  • Hopit

    He's a lil youngin in the game tryin to make a name fo himself. I thank he's doin a great job mayne. He my lil homie, I ride fo Funk Volume til I die! Peace

  • mark

    WORD See ya in Pittsburgh Pa homie.

  • SiMM

    Dudes sick, I'd pick up his raw album if i found it in any stores...but i never see it. Sounds dope though

  • Realist

    OK... 1. The only reason mainstream hiphop websites are showing this guy any love is because he used to be signed to Ruthless and now he's sayin "Fuck Ruthless!". If it wasn't for that, hiphopdx wouldn't give this dude the time of day. 2. He talks about getting no love from the local scene in LA. I know an MC personally that hit this guy up over a year ago before he blew up wanting to do a collab with him and Hopsin tried to charge dude for the verse....BEFORE ANYONE KNEW HIM! Maybe thats why he didn't get any local love! 3. This guy loves dissin Drake for "not being real". If he knew anything about the guy, he would know that Drake came up like most local rappers do...doing pay-to-play shows until he was discovered on youtube by lil wayne. This is basically the same method Hopsin was using until he got discovered now he's hating on people who did the same thing but are on a larger stage. 4. Almost all this guy's beats sound the same. He's got mad skills on his lyrical content and flow, but really? Does every song need to sound the same? Out...

    • Brenton Bowen

      First of all ruthless didnt do shit to get him this interview? how does something from two years ago land him the interview now? 2nd he might have one person hit him up for a collab a few years ago, but thats not what he's saying. He is saying that in comparison to the rest of the country he gets little support from the LA area fans. Which is true. 3rd Drake was on Degrassi and was not discovered on youtube. He had his entertainment agent send out demos to all his contacts. In one of Drakes first mixtapes in the song ransom says(paraphrasing) that lil wayne said make a list of everything you need and he got it for him.. then later he says i did it all on my own? bit hypocritical 4th Your an idiot

  • Spibbs

    His film making skills are very solid. His message is a lil hypocriical and nonsensical. He says that when a rapper talks about drugs and alcohol, it makes kids want to try it, yet he assumes that rapping about beating or killing a female will prevent someone who's mad at their girl from doing it. Hmmmm.

  • Anonymous

    I hope this dude kick the fucking door down right on top of corporate hop

  • Santiago Wu DasaWuok Irigoyen

    atta way to bitch urself to the top hopsin

  • Phil Paddock

    love hopsin. he deserves to make it big.

  • Satanic BS

    I'm a good guy and yet he makes a song called "Kill Her". And yes, I heard it. It sucks. Man, this guy is possessed by a demon. Who cares if the Eazy's wife treated him wrong, you can't claim to be innocent and then try to kill her. This guy and Odd Future are going to kill Hip Hop in genre. This is like what Death Metal did to rock music. Only loners who can't pick up a girl in a clubs would listen to these morons. Also, I bet this guy thinks the new Eminem sucks because he's sober. Grow up kid. Also, he wants Soulja Boy to suck his dick. Satanic rappers need to stop.

    • BELLY OF THE BEAST

      WHO THE FUCK IS THIS "SATANIC BS" DUDE? GET YOUR ASS BACK IN THE KITCHEN AND WASH YOUR GAY LOVER'S DISHES YOU FAGGOT ASS NIGGA!! I BET YOUR WEARING A LIME GREEN HAT ON WITH MATCHING SPEEDOS AND NIPPLE RINGS DANCING TO SOME WACKA FLACKA RIGHT NOW THINKING LIL B IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. TELL ME WHERE YOU LIVE SO I CAN BUST A SHOTGUN UP YOUR ASS!! AND I DONT MEAN MY PENIS YOU FAIRY SO KEEP THAT FAIRY SHIT MOVING ELSEWHERE!!

    • jaytee

      haha and i suppose u like flocka and gucci. and ofwgkta and hopsin r bringin hip hop back. they expresss thiersselves instead of talkin bout cash which half of the kids these days dont have

    • Kendra Eskins

      You're an idiot.

    • Trae

      Yeah you're fuckin' stupid...

    • Anonymous

      satanic bs. listen to trampoline and tell me he doesnt kill it

  • SonSabotage

    "The fact is, they won’t give me the time of day unless I look like a complete idiot. They’ll be searching on YouTube and see some crazy mother fucker with white contacts and be like, “what the hell is that?” It’s marketing. " wowww he came with da real shit

  • junMaf*ckn

    Loved the interview. He kept it so real.

  • Patrick Cork

    hell yeah im glad to see hopsin getting some love. really great interview. just starting listening to him and i am hooked.

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  • Kimberley Blythe

    Nice interview!

  • Anonymous

    hospin or tyler the creator

  • Anonymous

    They throw little thug shit in there. Try really doing what Lil Wayne does or any rapper that claims this shit. Try living that lifestyle of being a rapper and see what happens. I guarantee the outcome will not be the same. You cannot be a hardcore gangster, kill motherfuckers, smoke a lot of weed, get lazy as fuck and then happen to be at the top of the Rap game. No you can’t. They're bullshiting. this is what i try to tell every kid thats a fan of half of the mainstream artists! thank you hopsin this interview was real good

  • Anonymous

    a man who goes that far with jewelry is a fake nigga, any way ok. track. corny maybe

  • Biggie

    Hopsins music is off the chain....there has not been a better MC since Eminem first came out...He puts everything in a song passion aggression love hate everything goes into his songs and the song he did with SwizZz called "Lucifer Effect" is the truth Hip Hop is dead everyone talkes about money dope and hoes...no lyrical content you can ture on the radio listen to 100 different songs and hear the same things just im different words...Hopsin though is a true lyrical poet his songs have meaning and depth...so yeah when it comes to Hopsin most of these rappers cant even see the level he's on

  • wally sparks

    DX the only site out that's giving this dude his deserved shine.

  • Fossie

    Hardcore!!Its tight!!!

  • Dope

    This dude is fire. First time ever hearing any of your stuff Hopsin however I really connect with your passion. Keep knockin down them deadbolt locked doors!!!

  • kjbk

    i respect some of the shit the nigga sayin but aint this the same nigga who said he dont like easy e wife cus she didnt take him to the zoo????.......yea and he right if he keep name droppin he WILL get beat up or shot at

  • Shayne

    This cat is talking all about wearing the contacts and piercing his face to be different and stand out and then he makes a song titled "Sag My Pants." Wow...really doing something different homey. Really carving your niche.

  • hmm

    Hopsin should stop mentioning Lil Wayne, Wayne works harder than he ever will and he will never touch The Carter 2, whether he likes his overall content or not. Waynes first verse on Drop the World >>> any Hopsin verse. Drake also demolishes Hopsin as an artist, and if you listen to Comeback season is just as good a lyricist. Stop mentioning Lupe also. Still kinda a Hopsin fan though.

    • Kendra Eskins

      Lil Wayne works harder then Hopsin does? Lil Wayne has his shit handed to him, Hopsin actually puts forth effort, and does things himself. I love Lil Wayne, but you're an idiot.

    • Tarek

      your an idiot.!!

    • matt

      did you just say lil wayne works harder then hopsin? that's the biggest joke i've ever heard. if by "hard worker" you mean that he has other people write his entire albums. hopsin has worked harder then wayne has in his entire career.

    • David Diem Ledesma

      waynes garbage, .....now remove the Young Money cock from your mouth please... they all suck

    • curiosity cola

      Gillie Da Kid wasn't even with Cash Money when Carter 2 came out, he said he wrote Carter 1 which he later admitted that he didn't in an XXl interview.

    • Brandon

      Are you kidding me? First of all Hopsin is lyrical. Lil wayne raps about pork rinds and lollipops. Second of all, Wayne didn't even write the carter 2 by himself. Gillie Da Kid wrote that whole album for him. Hopsins pans in the kitchen is more lyrical than wayne and drakes entire careers period. Plus Eminem murdered Wayne on drop the world..

    • Patrick Britton

      Hah, by working hard to you mean paying people to write your songs?

  • Acid_Sav

    this dude is FUCKIN dope, if you havent heard his shit before, get hold of it. Best new emcee to come out in a looooooong time. I love what he says about the old Canibus and Shady and X, that's exactly what he sounds like... Keep grinding Hop, you'll make it. And yeah, try hook up with N9ne, you dudes would get along hahaha

  • ignorant

    Never heard of the guy until this article. Sag your pants isn't bad.

  • V.KUSH

    Hopsin is pretty dope... he should fuck with Techn9ne and Strange Music.. they'll know how to market him...