Hopsin has long captivated a cult of loyal followers. Though his outward appearance may be alarming to those unfamiliar with “gothic chic,” Hop has proven himself a viable commodity in a cast of eclectic hip-hop characters. For some context, Hop recently found himself namedropped by the legendary Eminem on “Fall,” a move that yielded a particularly excited response from the “Ill Mind” scribe. In the wake of the honor, Hop dedicated himself to crafting a new project, a taste of which has since come to manifest on “Lowkey.”
Arriving with an accompanying video, Hop finds himself dabbling in contemporary musical trends, delivering an Autotune-drenched melody for the chorus. Yet the glossy veneer quickly malleates, as Hop finds himself ripping into the game’s top heap dwellers with a not-quite scathing reflection; perhaps this is a peek into the inevitable “Ill Mind” continuation? In any case, Hop continues to prove his value as a wordsmith, stringing together phrases with peak efficiency. Check out “Lowkey” now.