Song: Hopsin – “Rip Your Heart Out” feat. Tech N9ne

Hopsin Shares Unreleased Song from Upcoming Album Knock Madness, Due November 26th on Funk Volume


The Song:

Los Angeles rapper/producer/video director Hopsin is giving his fans a sneak peak of what’s to come from his sophomore album, Knock Madness, with “Rip Your Heart Out,” featuring fellow indie rap game stalwart Tech N9ne. The song applies a ferocious war call of firing beats and growls over an accelerated and occasionally hypnotic pulse that feeds the rapid electricity of their cunningly cautionary lyrics. Hopsin is a “murderous word supplier” as Tech N9ne extends the warning, “Me and Hop only thing taken over like Pinky and the Brain.”

Hopsin is heavily involved in every step of the production of his music as co-founder of his indie label Funk Volume as well as his videos in which he acts, directs and video edits. His multitude of talents have gained him over 647,000 YouTube subscribers and his video for his second single from Knock Madness “Hop Is Back” has nearly 2 million views on YouTube since it was debuted just a few weeks ago. Catch Hopsin in Funk Volume’s new documentary, Independent Living, available for streaming or purchase here. Knock Madness will be released on November 26th via Funk Volume.

Listen to the song here:

Purchase the single “Hop Is Back” here:

Pre-order Knock Madness here via iTunes:

Pre-order Knock Madness on CD with special 3D artwork, available only here:


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Hopsin Background:

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 over 215,000 YouTube subscribers and 235,000 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:

Funk Volume is a Los Angeles-based record label, marketing, and production company that been cited as a leader among independent rap labels with nearly 200 million YouTube views, 1.5 million Facebook likes, consistent Top 10 chart placements on Billboard and iTunes and high profile write-ups in media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, SPIN, LA Weekly, and many more. Founded in 2008 by internationally recognized rap artist Hopsin and Stanford MBA grad Damien “Dame” Ritter, the label was created with one thing in mind: protecting the integrity of the artist’s vision. Currently home to rappers Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, and Jarren Benton and more recently, DJ’s and producers Hoppa, Kato, and Rikia, the label has quickly transformed into being a label to watch by fans and industry insiders alike. Funk Volume recently released their first documentary, Independent Living, which captures the artists’ swift rise during their 44-date national tour in 2012. The next release from the Funk Volume label will be marquee artist Hopsin’s Knock Madness on November 26th. For more info:


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“Rip Your Heart Out”:

“Hop Is Back”:

“Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6”:

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