Hopsin Talks Eminem Influence, Joyner Lucas' "I'm Not Racist," & More

Mitch Findlay
December 06, 2017 16:40
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Hopsin shares some life experience in the first part of our new interview.

Hopsin recently delivered his new album No Shame, along with the ninth (and most personal) installment of Ill Mind Of Hopsin yet. In the song, Hopsin pens a letter to his estranged son, who is currently living with his mother in Australia. Lyrically, the track is highly personal, evocative, and emotional; a vulnerability that Hopsin isn't afraid to confront in the studio.

In our new interview, Hop opens up about making the track, elaborating on the Slim Shady influence: "I definitely [on No Shame] used a lot of Eminem & D12-like inspiration. I went back and listened to a lot of their music because I felt like that was the stuff I came up on, and I felt I was losing that side of me...I went and bought all the D12 albums, all the Eminem albums all over again and I embedded it in my mind." 

RELATED: Stream Hopsin's "No Shame" LP

He also talks about another highly personal track - Joyner Lucas' "I'm Not Racist," which has been blowing up of late. "The Joyner Lucas record should be nominated [for a Grammy]," says Hop. "Next year, if it's not...it's bullshit." For more from Hopsin, including his habit of FaceTiming women whilst taking a shit, oversharing, and an in depth breakdown of the Grammy nomination process, be sure to check out our interview in full. 

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