Hopsin, born Marcus Jamal Hopson, is a professional American record producer, rapper, songwriter, director, and actor. He was born in Panorama City in Los Angeles.
He has been making music since 16. In 2002, he delivered his first demo collection titled “Emerge,” which was decent but didn’t hit the streets with a bang.
Hopsin is famous for the release of Hop Is Back, Sag My Pants, Ill Mind of Hopsin 5, Ill Mind of Hopsin 7, Fly, Ill Mind of Hopsin 8, and Crown Me.
As a rapper, Hopsin has worked with different music artists, including Tech N9ne, Kid Cudi, Xzibit, Paul Wall, Travis Barker, Insane Clown Posse, Futuristic, Brotha Hung Lynch, B.o.B, B-Real, and many others.
Hopsin has made music in various genres, including hip-hop, rap, trap, horrorcore, hip-jump, and others. He has over five music albums to his name. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
|Full Name||Marcus Jamal Hopson|
|Place of Birth||Panorama City, Los Angeles, California|
|Date of Birth||July 18, 1985|
|Age||38 Years (2023)|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Height||1.74m (5′ 8″)|
|Weight||75 kg or 165 Ibs|
|Education||James Monroe High School|
|Profession||Rapper, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Early Life and Biography
Marcus Jamal Hopson was born in the city of Los Angeles, California on 18th July 1985 but was raised in Panorama City, Los Angeles.
He was enrolled at James Monroe High School, where he had his higher education. There are no records of his college, university, or post-graduation career.
Hopsin is a huge skating fan. When he was 12, he has perfected the skill of skateboarding. Some of his music videos captured him skateboarding, highlighting his love for skateboards. Hopsin took an interest in rapping as a kid and by 16, he had begun recording songs and putting out projects. He released his first demo project “Emerge” in 2002.
In 2004, Hopsin and his friends were arrested for vandalizing school property. It wasn’t a deliberate attempt as they said it started out as a prank. They were held on to a $20,000 bail. Hopsin dropped out of high school and was sent to the Los Angeles County Jail where stayed for a year.
Hopsin gives a lot of credit to rapper Eminem for inspiring him to become a rapper. Hopsin took a serious interest in hip-hop music shortly after his release from prison in 2005. he purchased a microphone and installed the Fruity Loops (FL Studio) DAW on his computer.
As soon as he started making music, he was signed by Ruthless Records. The lead single from his first studio album was released on the 27th of May 2009. Hopsin’s relationship with Ruthless Records was not a fruitful one.
Hopsin claimed he lacked support from the company while producing his debut studio album dubbed “Gazing at the Moonlight” and didn’t have the chance to hear any of the masters before it came out.
The album was released in October 2009 but didn’t perform well due to poor promotion and marketing by the record label. Subsequently, Hopsin and Ruthless Records split in 2009, and a year after that, Hopsin founded his own record label named Funk Volume, alongside his partner Damien Ritter.
Justin Ritter (also known as SwizZz), who happened to be Hopsin’s childhood friend and Damien Ritter’s younger brother was the first artist to be signed to the label. Afterward, Hopsin and SwizZz began working on a mixtape named “Haywire.” The mixtape was released in June 2009 to promote the newly-formed Funk Volume record label.
Hopsin’s first single under his company “Nocturnal Rainbows” was released off his forthcoming second studio album. In October 2010, he released the visuals for the second single “Sag My Pants” from the next album. The music video was an instant success, accumulating over 55 million views.
Hopsin’s long-awaited second music album “Raw” dropped in the fall of 2021. Subsequently, he embarked on a nationwide two-month tour headlined “I am Raw tour” in the spring of 2011 to promote the album.
Hopsin began releasing the “Ill Mind of Hopsin” series. The fourth video in the series went viral, garnering over 13 million views. The series brought him a lot of fame and publicity as he appeared on the cover of the XXL Magazine.
Also, the rapper performed on MTV2 and was featured in video games. In 2013, he released the album “Knock Madness,” which peaked at #7 on the Rap Chart and #1 on the US Heatseekers chart.
His 2015 studio album “Pound Syndrome” reached #4 on the US Rap Chart. In January 2016, Hopsin took to social media to announce that his record company Funk Volume was officially dead. He claimed the reason was due to recurring business problems and financial disputes with his business partner, Damien Ritter, who was the label’s co-founder.
In March 2016, Hopsin released a song titled “Ill Mind of Hopsin 8,” which is perceived as a diss track towards Damien Ritter and the Funk Volume label.
Hopsin left Funk Volume after the release of the song and floated his independent record label Undercover Prodigy. He released tracks such as Scrollin’, Die This Way, Bout the Business, and False Advertisement under the label.
In February 2017, he announced he had begun working on a new album and he released two songs for fans to have a taste of the album. The lead single of the album was released in October that year and the next month, the album “No Shame” was released.
The album debuted in the 42nd place on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Consequently, he released visuals from the album “Ill Mind of Hopsin 9.” In December 2018, he dropped songs such as “Hell’s Carol” and “Low-Key.”
in January 2019, Hopsin featured rapper Dax on a song titled “You Should’ve Known.” Later, he went on to release more tracks, including “Picasso” and “The Old Us” in spring that year.
In July 2019, Hopsin released the song “I Don’t Want It,” where he announced taking a break from the music to take care of the issues around his life. However, he returned from his hiatus in February 2020 to announce an upcoming album. In April of that year, he released a single titled “Covid Mansion.”
As an actor, Hopsin has starred in several movies and TV shows. He was featured in the 2009 movie “Fame” and co-starred in season two of the drama series titled “Murder in the First.”
Other movies and TV shows he was featured in include Gilmore Girls, Malcolm in the Middle, Even Stevens, John Tucker Must Die, Cold Case, Lizzie McGuire, That’s So Raven, and others.
Hopsin had a romantic relationship with Alyce Madden, an Australian makeup artist. However, their relationship turned sour when she became pregnant.
Alyce conceived a son and put a restraining order on Hopsin to prevent him from meeting his son. Despite his musical success, Hopsin is known to be suffering from depression and has walked out on one of his shows as a result.
Hopsin Net Worth
Hopsin’s net worth is valued at around $5 million. He made most of his money from his film and TV appearances as well as his music. There are few reports of his acquisitions, and it is widely known if he owns real estate properties in the United States.