Hopsin On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

Hopsin On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli," Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, songwriter, record producer, and director:


Here's what they got into:

  • The low profile he's kept while making moves in the industry over the last decade
  • His song, "Lunchroom Cipher", being born from freestyle sessions at high school
  • Why Hopsin is proud of his old high school report card of F's and D's
  • The origin of his song "Nollie Tre Flip" and letting skaters know he's down
  • The song, "Sag My Pants", dissing multiple mainstream rappers of the time
  • "Kill Her" detailing his anger after a falling out with Ruthless Records
  • Dealing the the after-effects of his parent's domestic violence through therapy
  • The Hopsin persona being an embodiment of his true self with added sauce
  • Facing the irony of going to jail shortly after releasing "Ill Mind 5"
  • His impression of Tech N9ne after meeting him for the first time
  • How making XXL's Freshman 2012 cover impacted his career
  • His song, "I Need Help", being a literal clear cry for help at the time
  • Walking out on a show in Fort Collins after reaching his boiling point
  • Dating and avoiding societal norms of pushes to settle down
  • Getting baptized into Christianity and moving away from the faith
  • Royce Da 5'9" being a GOAT human being as well as an emcee
  • The feud with co-founder of Funk Volume Records, Damien "Dame" Ritter
  • "Marcus' Gospel" stripping away the Hopsin persona revealing his true-self
  • "You Should've Known" featuring DAX being one of his favorite collabs
  • Why he's been steering clear of releasing full albums and sticking to singles
  • The backstory to why he sports those signature white contacts

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