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Hopsin (stage name of Marcus Jamal Hopson) is an American rapper known for his white contact lenses and lyrics, which some fans and detractors describe as "corny."


Hopsin released his first mixtape Emurge in 2003, although copies were few and no official versions of it has been released online by Hopsin himself. He was signed to Ruthless Records on 2007[1] and released his first lead single "Pans In the Kitchen" on May 27th, 2008.[2] The single was included in his debut album Gazing at the Moonlight, released October 27th, 2009.[3]

HOP SIN PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT Pans in the Kitchern from the forthcoming album Gazing at the Moonlight

Shortly after his debut's release, he departed from Ruthless Records due to the lack of any album promotions and artist support.[4] He later founded his own independent label Funk Volume and posted the music video for the song "Sag My Pants" (shown below, left) on October 8th, 2010, garnering more than 47 million views in seven years.

On July 18th, 2012, he uploaded the 5th installment of his "Ill Mind of Hopsin" series (shown below, right), wherein he vents about various topics in his mind. It is his most popular video in his channel, hitting over 88 million views in five and a half years.

He released his third album Knock Madness on November 24th, 2013,[6] receiving positive reviews from critics.[7] On January 7th, 2016, he announced on his Facebook [13] page that his label Funk Volume is "officially dead", due to business issues with co-founder Damien Ritter (shown below). Two months after this, he released "The Ill Mind of Hopsin 8" as a diss track to Damien.

Hopsin anuary 7, 2016 Funk volume is officially dead now thanks to the monster Damien Ritter. There is nobody else to blame at all. I have officially separated myself from everything and I am fully independent now. It's very sad but idiots like dame wanna control too Much and now he end up destroying a great f----- team. Having a crew like FV has been my vision since I was 14 years old and this man just destroyed it. Jarren, Dizzy, Swizzz, Dj Hoppa and I are all still on good terms. They will forever be my brothers and I support them in whatever they do. I will let u guys know the full story soon. You know ama keep it RAW for real. Ain't no holdin back. Im so sorry to all the FV fans. There's a brighter future though. #undercoverprodigy b Like Comment Share 03 47K Top Comments ▼

Since Funk Volume's disbandment, Hopsin started a new independent label called Undercover Prodigy. He released his first lead single, "No Shame" on September 21st, 2017 for the album The Purge. The album was later released on November 24, 2017.[9]

Online Presence

Launched on March 31st, 2012, Hopsin has garnered more than 2.9 million likes on his Facebook page[10] in nearly six years. His Twitter account was started on March 9th, 2009 and has more than 566,000 followers on Twitter [11] as of January 2017. Despite this, he has been negatively received in many online communities for his corny lyrics, extreme similarities to Eminem, selfishness, and overall negative attitude towards others. His highest album score on user-aggregated review site Rate Your Music is 2.28 (out of 5,) with his lowest being 1.14 (out of 5).[12]

Album Showing all (5) Title / Release Date Avg Gazing at the Moonlight 1.78 2009 Raw 2010 Knock Madness 2013 Pound Syndrome 2.28 1.70 1.14 2015 No Shame 2017 1.44

Anthony Fantano has given two of his albums a 3/10, and one of them a "light to decent" 4/10, stating that he is highly skilled in technique and production, but has "no [musical] taste" and is very self-narcissistic.

"Did the Man Who Invented College Go to College?"

"Did the Man Who Invented College Go to College?" is a line from Hopsin's song "Fly", which was intended to challenge the idea that college is the only way to become successful, and implied that the person who conceptualized colleges didn't need it to attain success. This is Hopsin's most popular line for its corniness and lack of research.

Happy Ending

"Happy Ending" is a song about Hopsin getting sexual pleasure from a masseuse in an Asian massage parlor. The original music video was taken down from YouTube for nudity and sex, and was poorly received for its badly written lyrics and racist stereotypes towards Asians.

ENDING は 美好的结局

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Joey Corleone
Joey Corleone

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Hopsin. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of asian massage parlors most of the jokes will go over a typical listener's head. There's also Hopsin's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation – his personal philosophy draws heavily from nihilistic literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realize that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Hopsin truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Hopsin's existencial catchphrase "Your boy Hop goes hard like some cold nipples," which itself is a cryptic reference to how nipples go hard when they get cold. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Marcus Hopson's genius unfolds itself into their pathetic ears. What fools… how I pity them. ? And yes by the way, I DO have a Hopsin tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.


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