Nothing else to say except this is ill. It’s not just the lyrics but the conviction that Hopsin delivers them with that makes “Ill Mind of Hopsin 7” dope. This more than deserves the million plus views it has on YouTube at the time of this writing. Hopsin takes that inner frustration that comes from a lingering doubt and articulates it in a powerful way that you can feel and understand. More specifically, Hopsin challenges God directly. Art. Human.
Follow the “Ill Mind of Hopsin” series and you’ll have a diary-like timeline of Hopsin’s rise in the industry from a hard-spitting, white contact lens-wearing rapper with an overcrowded MySpace account sitting in a dark, dungeon-like room in the first episode to a fearless, developed artist who’s toured the world and garnered nearly 200 million YouTube views, questioning God and his surroundings in the latest episode.
“Ill Mind of Hopsin 7” takes place in an abandoned desert, where Hopsin bares the blazing sun and stares into the big open sky in search of a sign from a higher power. “The video shows me reaching out to God because I want a reaction,” says the Funk Volume co-founder. “I kind of talk myself out of believing in God. Not that he doesn’t exist, but I go through an emotional rollercoaster so sometimes I’m yelling, but I’m not disrespecting God – it’s that I want to get a reaction from him.”