Real Name: Marcus “Hopsin” Hopson
Stage Name: Hopsin
Born: July 18, 1985
He is 27 yrs old.
He’s an American rapper emcee born and raised in Panorama City, California.
His Label name is Funk Volume and he used to go with Ruthless Records in 2007, but he left it because he had no financial/artist support.
His first mix tape or album was Gazing at the Moonlight. [Which was released in 2009]
Gazing at the Moonlight had no promotion to it so he only sold 42 albums total.
He then founded FUNK VOLUME his independent label with Damien Ritter.
SwizZz was the first artist signed to Funk Volume. SwizZz is Damien’s younger brother.
In October the 8th Hopsin released a music video called “Sag My Pants” which is the first OFFICIAL single off his Album RAW.
It soon become such a success on Youtube getting nearly 18 million views.
Hopsin is known to bash or diss really bad “rappers” that are mainstream in the Hip Hop/ Rap World. EX: Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Drake, Niki Minaj and a lot more.
He also dissed Tomica Wright the owner of Ruthless Records. lol.
Hopsin 2nd album RAW released Nov 19, 2010. He then went on a tour nationwide for 2 months promoting his album RAW.
In July of 2011 he released his fourth Ill Mind Of Hopsin.He disses Tyler the Creator which is also an LA “rapper”. [He has done 5 in total]
He entered a rap battle game called battle rap stars which he was featured.
Then he scored a place in MTV2’s sucker free sunday featuring in Tech N9ne’s music video “Am I a Psycho”.
Feb 2012 Hopsin landed onthe front cover of XXL and the Top 10 freshmen.
Then finally in July of 2012 Hopsin Released his 5th Ill Mind of Hopsin. Which portrayed his anger toward the society of today; toward, drug users; weed, to girls who open their legs to any guy, to people that think they won’t go any where, to people who drop out of high school. He knows how all of that is and he’s trying to get the message out that do not do those things like he did. It was a big success on youtube and got over 1 million viewing 24 hours.
Ill mind 5 was also featured in billboards at number 17.
Hopsin was then featured in the BET Cypher 2012 for the BET Hip Hop music awards.
Hopsin and the rest of Funk volume then went on a tour nationwide.
Hopsins next album will drop in 2013 there is no exact date yet.
It will feature most of Funk volume. Travis Barker and Tech N9ne. He wants Yelawolf to be in his album as well.
Hopsin has come out with his 6th Ill Mind of Hopsin. On July 18th, 2013 also his birthday.