Montag / 19. März
Hopsin im Knust Hamburg
+ Leroy Menace
Superheroes do walk among us. Maybe they don’t wear capes and masks like in the movies and comic books, but they’ve got remarkable powers capable of moving millions of people worldwide.
Just under the radar, Hopsin instigates and incites a seismic level of excitement and enthusiasm. Since his emergence in 2007, the Panorama City, CA rapper, producer, director, editor, and actor has notched two RIAA gold records—“Sag My Pants” (2010) and “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5” (2012)—and amassed nearly 400 million YouTube views, while averaging 1 million-plus Spotify streams monthly and consistently selling out shows all over the globe. He earned the coveted title of XXL Freshmen in addition to receiving ink from Complex, Rolling Stone, The Source, Vibe, and many more. Following a streak of cult favorite independent albums such as Raw (2010) and Knock Madness (2013), his fourth full-length, Pound Syndrome, bowed at #17 on the Billboard Top 200, moving 17,000 copies in its first week during 2015. However, 2016 would mark the beginning of his biggest chapter yet, leaving the label he co-founded Funk Volume and launching his own Undercover Prodigy.
In conjunction with the label’s introduction, he embarked on his biggest headline tour yet, the Savageville Tour. Packing rooms across the country and boasting explosive production, fans already began showing up with Undercover Prodigy tattoos.
Hopsin kicked off this next phase with a bang, releasing “Ill Mind of Hopsin 8” in early 2016 and continuing the now iconic song series. In less than six months, the track racked up over 11 million Spotify streams. He followed that up with the hypnotic, honest, and hard-hitting “False Advertisement.” It served up another lyrical salvo exploding on impact in the face of social media falsity.