hopsin1_phixr.jpgRuthless Records is not letting any recession get them down. Their newest signee is 20 year old emcee known as, Hopsin. Hopsin is coming straight out the San Fernando Valley in California and he has alot he needs to get off his chest. Hopsin has been busy locked down is the studio creating his debut album, ‘Gazing In The Moonlight.’ We also got the new video “Pans In The Kitchen” so you can hear and see what kind of movement Hopsin is bringing.

Stoli: How long were you grinding it out before landing your deal at Ruthless Records?

Hopsin: For 7 years straight.
Stoli: What is the biggest difference to you as an emcee now that you have the deal?

Hopsin: The difference is these lil street rapper dudes i know finally listen to me when i tell them i know what im talking about when it comes to music.
Stoli: With so many emcees and musicians out there what did you do to help set yourself apart?
Hopsin: I wear white contacts, keep my music real, raw and i dont care to touch any topic that my personal life deals with.
Stoli: How did growing up in San Fernando Valley, CA help to shape you as a man & a lyricist today?

Hopsin: Well i was always too proper to hang around with the black crowd and too grimey to hang around the white crowd. so that left me in my own world. i was unable to be brainwashed by 1 specific stereo type. I developed a 1 in a billion mindstate that allows me to be who i am today.


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Stoli: What do you feel that hip hop is missing that Hopsin can help bring back?

Hopsin: Its missing real creativity, raw lyrics and originality.
Stoli: Where do you go mentally or physically to get inspiration to write & create music?

Hopsin: I just zone out in my basement. I love it in there because all the lights are dark blue so the moment you walk into it you just feel like your in a mysterious dark world.
Stoli: If you were not doing music what do you think you would be doing?

Hopsin: I would be doing animation and voice overs for cartoons and movies.
Stoli: When can fans pick up your new album, ‘Gazing At The Moonlight’ and where did you record that?

Hopsin: They can pick up the album sometime during this summer. I recorded and produced the whole album in my basement.
Stoli: As an emcee are you concerned with album sales or do you like to put it out and see what happens?

Hopsin: I’m a little bit of both. i would never just put an album out there just to see what happens because thats how you F*** things up and wind up not selling anything at all. you gotta have some type of direction when your doing something big that involes other peoples money, time and effort, but overall i dont care how much i sell aslong as my music is heard.

Stoli: If 50 Cent was going to beef with you, would you return fire or let it go?
Hopsin: Im not sure because that guy is very powerful behind the scenes of this music industry and i wouldnt want him to pay off my distrubitor on the low just so they could shelf me and never put me out. but if was just on a lyrical battle then i see no harm in following through with it.
Stoli: How did you come up with the concept for the track, “Sexy Cyber?”

Hopsin: I have met girls off of the internet before who were eager to meet me and i always thought to myself   “what if i was a psycho killer who was lying to   them?” so i made a song about a true journey i have had with one girl i met online except on the song i turned around the tgi friday scene and made it into something different that was very possible. Girls need to stop being so easy these days, haha.
Stoli: What can we get ready for from Hopsin over the next few months?

Hopsin: You can get ready for what the world is not capable of getting ready for…..


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  2. Dakota
    November 29, 2010 at 11:45 am

    @Truth, Well hopsins album raw is out, and guess what. Its FUCKING RAW. If you look at hopsin as anything other than a lyrical genius you have no clue what real hip hop is. you’re prolly one of those kids who fantasizes about having sex with lil wayne and thinks thats real music. Like honestly hopsin spits real shit. noone cares how much money lil wayne has. we know. hopsin is here to save the rap game.. i’ve been followin this dude on ustream live since like 08. guaranteed in about 3 years im gonna find ur house knock on ur door, bust in my palm and smack the fuck outta u and say “I told ya so”.. Hop or Die:)

  3. Killaaz
    May 25, 2010 at 8:26 am

    All i know is that my nigga hops is cold

  4. dan
    April 12, 2010 at 2:48 am

    and who are you to speak? do you make music? do you have any experience yourself? and do you have any produced evidence that proves of such things? not likely. so obviously you havent the slightest clue as to the moral of underground hip hop. it is not about selling copious records and getting big. he his promoting his self thoroughly, and being very up close with his fans. something that not many commercial “rap/ hiphop stars” are doing. so before you attempt to ridicule someone who is making a name for themselves in a unique way, assess your own credibility.

  5. truth101
    March 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    its 2010 and hopsin went nowhere and is begging for people to put his links in their pages, he cant get an album released and is “struggling” as he puts it on his myspace. i was right from the get go. he is not a selling act. his music while ok for a basement production is not something i would buy or listen to while driving. its music for 13 yr old kids who musical palates have yet to evolve . in the end i have to say ” I TOLD YOU SO ” to ruthless and every other artist and person that tried to promote him.

  6. truth101
    July 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    hospin is junk, he cant freestyle, ducks battles and then claims he knows about music. do you know how many kids out there are using home pc’s to make music, he is one of millions. the proof is in the pudding( youtube). this kid could barely even answer the questions properly. If this is what Ruthless Records has to offer the rap game then they are finished. Chyneezy and Hopsins campaign to silence critics wont work either. they remove every negative post about his music from youtube and other venues. pure garbage! so this is hopsins marketing plan— flood the music scene with run of the mill tracks , claim people are haters if they dont like his music, remove all negative reviews and comments from youtube videos he posts. spam aol chat rooms and rap board forums. enough is enough, im calling bullshit on this kid, – marcus hopson you mark buster, stop ducking battles and see me on the mic on a stage kid. we’ll see what you got.

  7. Sum Dude
    June 19, 2009 at 4:15 am

    mama keep da pots and pans in da kitchen! I be bangn on dem pans in the kitchen too!

    May 9, 2009 at 4:29 am

    DUDE IS HOTT!!!!!!!!!!

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