Tyler is a hipster faggot, we all know that. He’s loud, arrogant, and constantly in need of attention. Hopsin on the other hand, merely panders to the hipster faggots – which in my opinion is far worse of a crime.
It appears to me that Hopsin’s verses are tailored to appeal to us white-kid hipsters of the 90’s, with lines like “Blow it before you put it in like a Nintendo cartridge” or the skin crawling-ly ugly reference to the Konami code. Desperation for success leaks out of every verse, and you’re forced to listen to what sound like old Eminem verses littered with pop culture references.
Hopsin suffers chronically from what I like to call Jurassic 5 Syndrome – he’s yet another rapper left shouting with no real message, no real cause, and nothing to say. Every track is about one of two things: 1) How ‘nice’ he is. 2) How he’s an underrated crazy rapper.
Empty messages falling upon deaf ears.
I’ve never seen an MC try so hard in my life. Every track is a stream of overly calculated, inspiration free lyrics that fall flat. Yes, he can deliver them live, but when they’re this bland, is that really much of a compliment?
To me, Hopsin will forever be a YouTube rapper. He has legions of fans, no of whom want to critically listen to his music, nor make any contribution to it. If YouTube views were contributory to talent, then Hopsin would be one of the best MCs the world has ever seen. Sadly, they are not.