Video: Hopsin – “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6” + Album Announcement
Funk Volume Co-Founder Gets Serious In Latest Video; Announces November 26 Release Date For New Album, Knock Madness
Since beginning his “Ill Mind Of Hopsin” video series 4 years ago, Funk Volume co-founder Hopsin has already racked up nearly 120 million views to his YouTube channel, in addition to seeing his label thrust into the spotlight with the recent explosive success of artists Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton. Today he released the latest installment, “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6,” in which he details the experience of losing a childhood friend to drug addiction. The track will be featured on his highly anticipated upcoming album Knock Madness, which will be released on November 26. Known for explicitly detailing his struggle toward success as an independent artist, as well as scorching critiques of the current state of hip-hop music and its effects on youth culture, this new song and visual finds Hopsin delving deeply into perhaps his most personal material yet.
“I wanted to show what early wrong decisions can do to youngsters in the long run,” Hopsin begins, “I also wanted to show what they can possibly miss out on.” His staunch opposition against drug and alcohol usage has become a recurring theme in much of his work, and also stands in stark contrast to what most artists in the hip-hop community promote on a daily basis. Hopsin, however, has never been afraid to push boundaries and separate himself from the crowd.
Undoubtedly what stands out most is Hopsin’s lyrical content, prowess, and delivery, recalling the aggressive, in-your-face styles of Eminem, DMX and Tupac, some of his biggest influences, which was evident on his previous effort, 2010’s Raw. On Knock Madness, Hopsin says fans can expect his signature style, “just more enhanced, and I’m touching on more life topics.” With the astronomical success of his YouTube videos and Funk Volume’s skyrocketing visibility, 2013 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for this talented artist.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuv2mvfO_mg
Panorama, California native Hopsin faced many obstacles and controversy to get to where he is now. Hopsin’s obstacles first began as a child, being placed in special education classes and forced to believe that he would never amount to anything, which caused him to drop out of school completely in 2004. By 2010, Hopsin unhappily signed to a former label that failed to reach his artistic and commercial expectations. Surviving all obstacles and controversy, Hopsin is now not only a successful rapper but also a producer, editor, actor and director. In addition, Hopsin is co-founder of indie power house Funk Volume. Funk Volume currently has 100,000 Youtube subscribers and 145,000 Facebook Likes. Hopsin focuses on how to engage fans with both sharp lyricism and careful branding, and brings forth a unique attitude and charisma that makes hip hop unpredictable again.
Funk Volume Background:
There are few labels in hip-hop doing it quite like Funk Volume. Co-founded by Damien ‘Dame’ Ritter and flagship artist Hopsin, the Los Angeles-based label, now home to a full roster of artists including Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, SwizZz, and DJ Hoppa, has made a commitment to protecting the integrity of the music, and in doing so, offers a creative platform, a place where artists can freely express themselves without outside control or pressure.
“Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuv2mvfO_mg
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/hopsin/