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In 2009 he released his debut album, ''Gazing at the Moonlight'', which was received quite well. Unfortunately, it was ill promoted by the label, Ruthless Records, and Hopsin was later dropped. His second album, ''Raw'', was released the next year as a digital download on his own label, Funk Volume. In 2013, he released his third album, ''Knock Madness''. He also releases yearly freestyles on his Youtube channel, found [[https://www.youtube.com/user/Hopsintv here]].

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In 2009 he released his debut album, ''Gazing at the Moonlight'', which was received quite well. Unfortunately, it was ill promoted by the label, Ruthless Records, Creator/RuthlessRecords, and Hopsin was later dropped. His second album, ''Raw'', was released the next year as a digital download on his own label, Funk Volume. In 2013, he released his third album, ''Knock Madness''. He also releases yearly freestyles on his Youtube channel, found [[https://www.youtube.com/user/Hopsintv here]].


* AudienceParticipationSong: "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5".

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%% * AudienceParticipationSong: "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5".



* LastNameBasis
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He is VERY sociable with his fans on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, much more so than most rappers of his status.
* NoodleIncident: [[TearJerker Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6]] was originally going to be a seperate song, but according to [[https://twitter.com/hopsin/status/371135346748030976 this tweet]], the real Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6 was too personal to be released. It's never explained what the original song was about.
* NiceGuy
* NotSoDifferent: Hopsin hates just about everything about [[Music/{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler, The Creator]], when interestingly, they're both [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], UsefulNotes/StraightEdge skateboarders who border on {{Horrorcore}}, make their own beats at times, and are heavily influenced by Music/{{Eminem}}.
* PetTheDog: Literally; he has a pug, who appears in the "Ill Mind of Hopsin 4" video.
** He's said that he doesn't take advantage of groupies at live shows.

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%% * LastNameBasis
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He is VERY sociable with his fans on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, much more so than most rappers of his status.
* NoodleIncident: [[TearJerker Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6]] was originally going to be a seperate separate song, but according to [[https://twitter.com/hopsin/status/371135346748030976 this tweet]], the real Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6 was too personal to be released. It's never explained what the original song was about.
%% * NiceGuy
* NotSoDifferent: Hopsin hates just about everything about [[Music/{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler, The Creator]], when interestingly, they're both [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], UsefulNotes/StraightEdge skateboarders who border on {{Horrorcore}}, make their own beats at times, and are heavily influenced by Music/{{Eminem}}.
* PetTheDog: Literally; he has a pug, who appears in the "Ill Mind of Hopsin 4" video.
** He's said that he doesn't take advantage of groupies at live shows.
NiceGuy



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: "Ill Mind of Hopsin 7".
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: All of "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5" as well as "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8".
** Sag My Pants was a nastily sarcastic parody of shallow, offensive rap songs.

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%% * RageAgainstTheHeavens: "Ill Mind of Hopsin 7".
%% * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
%% **
All of "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5" as well as "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8".
%% ** Sag My Pants was a nastily sarcastic parody of shallow, offensive rap songs.



* TheTeetotaler: He is very vocal of his disapproval of drugs and alcohol.


Marcus Jamal Hopson (born July 18, 1985), better known as '''Hopsin''', an alteration of [[LastNameBasis his last name]], is an underground rapper who is slowly but steadily growing in popularity.

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Marcus Jamal Hopson (born July 18, 1985), better known as '''Hopsin''', Hopsin, an alteration of [[LastNameBasis his last name]], is an underground rapper who is slowly but steadily growing in popularity.


* NotSoDifferent: Hopsin hates just about everything about [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler, The Creator]], when interestingly, they're both [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], UsefulNotes/StraightEdge skateboarders who border on {{Horrorcore}}, make their own beats at times, and are heavily influenced by Music/{{Eminem}}.

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* NotSoDifferent: Hopsin hates just about everything about [[{{OFWGKTA}} [[Music/{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler, The Creator]], when interestingly, they're both [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], UsefulNotes/StraightEdge skateboarders who border on {{Horrorcore}}, make their own beats at times, and are heavily influenced by Music/{{Eminem}}.



* TakeThat: Several tracks on ''Raw''. "Sag My Pants" and "Pillow Man" have lyrics taking shots at popular rappers like Music/{{Drake}}, Music/LilWayne, Music/SouljaBoy, Gucci Mane, and even Music/LupeFiasco. "Kill Her", however, is the most notable example, a vicious song that absolutely rips into the late [[Music/{{Eazy E}} Eazy-E]]'s widow, and her record label Ruthless Records. The "Ill Mind of Hopsin 4" song also takes a jab at [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler the Creator]]. He has clarified the jab at Lupe Fiasco was for claiming he could skateboard and does say he likes his music, at the very least. Lastly, the skit "No Words" on ''Pound Syndrome'' is a clear and unambiguous shot at trap (specifically the heavily slurred and often nonsensical nature of the rapping; the Autotune usage in particular seems to be mocking Future), and the video is a clear shot at Lil Wayne.

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* TakeThat: Several tracks on ''Raw''. "Sag My Pants" and "Pillow Man" have lyrics taking shots at popular rappers like Music/{{Drake}}, Music/LilWayne, Music/SouljaBoy, Gucci Mane, and even Music/LupeFiasco. "Kill Her", however, is the most notable example, a vicious song that absolutely rips into the late [[Music/{{Eazy E}} Eazy-E]]'s widow, and her record label Ruthless Records. The "Ill Mind of Hopsin 4" song also takes a jab at [[{{OFWGKTA}} [[Music/{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler the Creator]]. He has clarified the jab at Lupe Fiasco was for claiming he could skateboard and does say he likes his music, at the very least. Lastly, the skit "No Words" on ''Pound Syndrome'' is a clear and unambiguous shot at trap (specifically the heavily slurred and often nonsensical nature of the rapping; the Autotune usage in particular seems to be mocking Future), and the video is a clear shot at Lil Wayne.


* TakeThat: Several tracks on ''Raw''. "Sag My Pants" and "Pillow Man" have lyrics taking shots at popular rappers like Music/{{Drake}}, Music/LilWayne, Music/SouljaBoy, Gucci Mane, and even Wrestling/LupeFiasco. "Kill Her", however, is the most notable example, a vicious song that absolutely rips into the late [[Music/{{Eazy E}} Eazy-E]]'s widow, and her record label Ruthless Records. The "Ill Mind of Hopsin 4" song also takes a jab at [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler the Creator]]. He has clarified the jab at LupeFiasco was for claiming he could skateboard and does say he likes his music, at the very least. Lastly, the skit "No Words" on ''Pound Syndrome'' is a clear and unambiguous shot at trap (specifically the heavily slurred and often nonsensical nature of the rapping; the Autotune usage in particular seems to be mocking Future), and the video is a clear shot at Lil Wayne.

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* TakeThat: Several tracks on ''Raw''. "Sag My Pants" and "Pillow Man" have lyrics taking shots at popular rappers like Music/{{Drake}}, Music/LilWayne, Music/SouljaBoy, Gucci Mane, and even Wrestling/LupeFiasco.Music/LupeFiasco. "Kill Her", however, is the most notable example, a vicious song that absolutely rips into the late [[Music/{{Eazy E}} Eazy-E]]'s widow, and her record label Ruthless Records. The "Ill Mind of Hopsin 4" song also takes a jab at [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler the Creator]]. He has clarified the jab at LupeFiasco Lupe Fiasco was for claiming he could skateboard and does say he likes his music, at the very least. Lastly, the skit "No Words" on ''Pound Syndrome'' is a clear and unambiguous shot at trap (specifically the heavily slurred and often nonsensical nature of the rapping; the Autotune usage in particular seems to be mocking Future), and the video is a clear shot at Lil Wayne.


His style is generally described as angry, cynical and somewhat melodic, and is often compared to early {{Eminem}} albums. Hopsin has admitted that Eminem is one of his primary influences, so he seems to be aware of this. He is very critical of mainstream hip-hop's glorification of drugs, alcohol and glamorized gangsta lifestyles, as well as mainstream rappers who use them as part of their act.

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His style is generally described as angry, cynical and somewhat melodic, and is often compared to early {{Eminem}} Music/{{Eminem}} albums. Hopsin has admitted that Eminem is one of his primary influences, so he seems to be aware of this. He is very critical of mainstream hip-hop's glorification of drugs, alcohol and glamorized gangsta lifestyles, as well as mainstream rappers who use them as part of their act.


Marcus Hopson, better known as '''Hopsin''', an alteration of [[LastNameBasis his last name]], is an underground rapper who is slowly but steadily growing in popularity.

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Marcus Hopson, Jamal Hopson (born July 18, 1985), better known as '''Hopsin''', an alteration of [[LastNameBasis his last name]], is an underground rapper who is slowly but steadily growing in popularity.


* ShoutOut: The album cover for ''Raw'' is a homage to the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' film series, as is the music video for "Kill Her".

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
The album cover for ''Raw'' is a homage to the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' film series, as is the music video for "Kill Her".Her".
** "Rip Your Heart Out" contains the line "Motherfucker, I got balls like I'm [[{{Anime/Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]]".


In 2009 he released his debut album, Gazing At The Moonlight, which was received quite well. Unfortunately, it was ill promoted by the label, Ruthless Records, and Hopsin was later dropped. His second album, Raw, was released the next year as a digital download on his own label, Funk Volume. In 2013, he released his third album, ''Knock Madness''. He also releases yearly freestyles on his Youtube channel, found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Hopsintv here]].

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In 2009 he released his debut album, Gazing At The Moonlight, ''Gazing at the Moonlight'', which was received quite well. Unfortunately, it was ill promoted by the label, Ruthless Records, and Hopsin was later dropped. His second album, Raw, ''Raw'', was released the next year as a digital download on his own label, Funk Volume. In 2013, he released his third album, ''Knock Madness''. He also releases yearly freestyles on his Youtube channel, found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Hopsintv here]].



* AntiLoveSong: Generally averted, but I'm Not Introducing You is an example.

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* AntiLoveSong: Generally averted, but I'm "I'm Not Introducing You You" is an example.


Marcus Hopson, better known as "Hopsin", an alteration of [[LastNameBasis his last name]], is an underground rapper who is slowly but steadily growing in popularity.

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Marcus Hopson, better known as "Hopsin", '''Hopsin''', an alteration of [[LastNameBasis his last name]], is an underground rapper who is slowly but steadily growing in popularity.


-->Did the man who invented college go to college?
* AnAesop: "Nocturnal Rainbows" contains a few: Hopsin points out that our brains are a terrible thing to waste on recreational drugs and that black people shouldn't support Obama simply because he's half-black.
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5"

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-->Did --> "Did the man who invented college go to college?
college?"
* AnAesop: "Nocturnal Rainbows" contains a few: few. Hopsin points out that our brains are a terrible thing to waste on recreational drugs and that black people shouldn't support Obama simply because he's half-black.
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5"5".



* ConspiracyTheorist: Present throughout Raw, but never taken to insane tinfoil hat levels. It was also present throughout Knock Madness.

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* ConspiracyTheorist: Present throughout Raw, ''Raw'', but never taken to insane tinfoil hat levels. It was also present throughout Knock Madness.''Knock Madness''.



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Ill Mind of Hopsin 7.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: All of Ill Mind of Hopsin 5.

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Ill "Ill Mind of Hopsin 7.
7".
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: All of Ill "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5.5" as well as "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8".



* ShoutOut: The album cover for Raw is a homage to the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' film series, as is the music video for "Kill Her".
* TakeThat: Several tracks on Raw. Sag My Pants and Pillow Man have lyrics taking shots at popular rappers like Music/{{Drake}}, Music/LilWayne, Music/SouljaBoy, Gucci Mane, and even LupeFiasco. Kill Her, however, is the most notable example, a vicious song that absolutely rips into the late [[Music/{{Eazy E}} Eazy-E]]'s widow, and her record label Ruthless Records. The Ill Mind of Hopsin 4 song also takes a jab at [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler the Creator]]. He has clarified the jab at LupeFiasco was for claiming he could skateboard and does say he likes his music, at the very least. Lastly, the skit "No Words" on ''Pound Syndrome'' is a clear and unambiguous shot at trap (specifically the heavily slurred and often nonsensical nature of the rapping; the Autotune usage in particular seems to be mocking Future), and the video is a clear shot at Lil Wayne.

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* ShoutOut: The album cover for Raw ''Raw'' is a homage to the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' film series, as is the music video for "Kill Her".
* TakeThat: Several tracks on Raw. Sag ''Raw''. "Sag My Pants Pants" and Pillow Man "Pillow Man" have lyrics taking shots at popular rappers like Music/{{Drake}}, Music/LilWayne, Music/SouljaBoy, Gucci Mane, and even LupeFiasco. Kill Her, Wrestling/LupeFiasco. "Kill Her", however, is the most notable example, a vicious song that absolutely rips into the late [[Music/{{Eazy E}} Eazy-E]]'s widow, and her record label Ruthless Records. The Ill "Ill Mind of Hopsin 4 4" song also takes a jab at [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler the Creator]]. He has clarified the jab at LupeFiasco was for claiming he could skateboard and does say he likes his music, at the very least. Lastly, the skit "No Words" on ''Pound Syndrome'' is a clear and unambiguous shot at trap (specifically the heavily slurred and often nonsensical nature of the rapping; the Autotune usage in particular seems to be mocking Future), and the video is a clear shot at Lil Wayne.



** "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8" is a huge call-out of [[WeUsedToBeFriends former close friend and business partner]] Damien Ritter over many of the issues behind the dissolution of Funk Volume.

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** "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8" is a huge call-out of [[WeUsedToBeFriends former close friend and business partner]] Damien Dame Ritter over many of the issues behind the dissolution of Funk Volume.


* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: All of Ill Mind of Hopsin 5.

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* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: All of Ill Mind of Hopsin 5.



* WhatTheHellHero: He gives one to ''the entire rap fanbase'' in "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5".

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
**
He gives one to ''the entire rap fanbase'' in "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5".5".
** "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8" is a huge call-out of [[WeUsedToBeFriends former close friend and business partner]] Damien Ritter over many of the issues behind the dissolution of Funk Volume.





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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: His famous statement from "Fly":
-->Did the man who invented college go to college?


* NotSoDifferent: Hopsin hates just about everything about [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler, The Creator]], when interestingly, they're both [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], StraightEdge skateboarders who border on {{Horrorcore}}, make their own beats at times, and are heavily influenced by Music/{{Eminem}}.

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* NotSoDifferent: Hopsin hates just about everything about [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler, The Creator]], when interestingly, they're both [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], StraightEdge UsefulNotes/StraightEdge skateboarders who border on {{Horrorcore}}, make their own beats at times, and are heavily influenced by Music/{{Eminem}}.



* TheTeetotaler / StraightEdge: He is very vocal of his disapproval of drugs and alcohol.

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* TheTeetotaler / StraightEdge: TheTeetotaler: He is very vocal of his disapproval of drugs and alcohol.


* TakeThat: Several tracks on Raw. Sag My Pants and Pillow Man have lyrics taking shots at popular rappers like Music/{{Drake}}, Music/LilWayne, Music/SouljaBoy, Gucci Mane, and even LupeFiasco. Kill Her, however, is the most notable example, a vicious song that absolutely rips into the late [[Music/{{Eazy E}} Eazy-E]]'s widow, and her record label Ruthless Records. The Ill Mind of Hopsin 4 song also takes a jab at [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler the Creator]]. He has clarified the jab at LupeFiasco was for claiming he could skateboard and does say he likes his music, at the very least.

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* TakeThat: Several tracks on Raw. Sag My Pants and Pillow Man have lyrics taking shots at popular rappers like Music/{{Drake}}, Music/LilWayne, Music/SouljaBoy, Gucci Mane, and even LupeFiasco. Kill Her, however, is the most notable example, a vicious song that absolutely rips into the late [[Music/{{Eazy E}} Eazy-E]]'s widow, and her record label Ruthless Records. The Ill Mind of Hopsin 4 song also takes a jab at [[{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler the Creator]]. He has clarified the jab at LupeFiasco was for claiming he could skateboard and does say he likes his music, at the very least. Lastly, the skit "No Words" on ''Pound Syndrome'' is a clear and unambiguous shot at trap (specifically the heavily slurred and often nonsensical nature of the rapping; the Autotune usage in particular seems to be mocking Future), and the video is a clear shot at Lil Wayne.

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