In a surprising turn of events, it seems that Funk Volume’s Hopsin is hanging up the mic and moving to Australia.
No, seriously. Per his latest post on Facebook:
I just wanted to take time out to say I appreciate all of u who have supported my music over these past few years. A Lot of u have told me stories about how I have changed your life. You too have changed mine in ways that u can never imagine. Unfortunately, tonight is the night that I am actually moving away to Australia. Over the past couple years I have come to conclusion that this profession just isn’t for me, so im going to venture out into new areas of life. I will always be an MC at heart, but this rap stuff just isn’t for me. I hope Youguys can respect it. I’ve signed over my half of the funk volume label to my business partner Dame. I also wished Swizzz, Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton good luck in their careers. Thank u all! I’m out.
Marcus Jamal Hopson aka “Hopsin”
UPDATE: Jokes on you! Hopsin ain’t quitting rap. Peep the false alarm below – with a clip of Hop and Jarren Benton reenacting Dumb And Dumberer – and be on the look out for that Pound Syndrome, due in early 2015.
“I’m extremely happy to announce that I have already completed my 2015 album ‘Pound Syndrome’ for you guys! I didn’t wanna tell anyone I was working on it because I didn’t want ANY pressure at all. The Funk Volume team is about to come strong as fuck! Shout out to @threekingsdr for the artwork! #PoundSyndrome #FV2015.”