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2012 XXL Freshman, Hopsin recently sat down with HardKnock.TV to discuss his success and his newfound belief in a higher power.  In the final segment of their 4-part interview with the 27-year-old rapper out of Panorama City, California; Hopsin spoke about the ups and downs of touring, and the day he realized he was in the position of “Praise.”  “I saw all these kids and they were praising me,” says Hopsin. “I’ve seen it on DVD’s with like Michael Jackson and Eminem, but I never actually been the guy when kids come up to me and are star struck, and I was like wow, what the heck is going on right now?”

This moment of clarity transformed the at times controversial and beef indulged rhyme spitter, into a new space where he no longer wanted to do “wrong”, but rather provide his fans with the knowledge and “ladder” to success. Hopsin later dives deeper into his lyrical change when he talks candidly about his faith in God and how the events in his life have led him to where he is now.

“I had to find out that the devil existed before I knew that God exists fully.”  With a new attitude and his album “Knock Madness” on the way, Hopsin looks to put out the best of what he has to offer, and to continue being who he truly is without fear.


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