Hopsin co-founded Funk Volume with Ritter in 2009.
Taking to Twitter yesterday (January 2), the Los Angeles, California rapper wrote: “Fuck Damien Ritter. This man is the death of funk volume.”
Later elaborating via Instagram, Hopsin revealed that the cause of their rift came from Ritter telling him that he doesn’t work hard enough – something he calls “flat out disrespect.”
“I’ve been having issues with my business partner Damien Ritter,” Hopsin writes on Instagram. “We started this whole FV shit years ago, but this man has all the sudden built up the courage to disrespect me and tell me I don’t work hard when I’ve made him Extremely wealthy over the years from my music. At this point, if he doesn’t leave funk volume, then I will. I’m putting it out there publicly so he knows that it’s fuck him forever. If ur a real Hopsin fan, I need your support right now and I only hope u continue to strongly support me if/when I leave FV. My heart will always rep FV, but as of right now, it’s not home for me as long as Dame is apart of it.”
Hopsin later took to Facebook to continue decrying Ritter.
“If ur a real Hopsin fan, i hope u still fuck with me with or without Fv,” he writes. “This isn’t something I want, its just something that may need to happen. I made this man VERY wealthy over the years from my music, and for him to tell me I don’t work hard at all is just flat out disrespect.”
“Never forget the reason why u even have a little name in this business pal,” Hopsin writes in a subsequent Facebook post. “My Raw vision paid u big time”
Screenshots of Hopsin’s social media posts, whereby he threatens to leave Funk Volume following “issues” with CEO Damien Ritter, can be viewed below: