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Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment celebrated the one-year anniversary of their acclaimed album Surf by delivering an unreleased song titled “The First Time,” featuring their closest collaborator Chance The Rapper.

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Hopsin is fed up with the state of Hip-Hop and he’s prepared to put his money where his mouth is.


Funk Volume co-CEO and full-time rap star Hopsin recently let off some steam during a recent Twitter outburst.

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Rick Ross revisits 2014’s Hood Billionaire with his new clip for “Phone Tap.”

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Remember Hopsin’s sentimental exit from the rap game a couple of weeks ago? Well, it was nothing but a farce; a mere folly with fan’s emotions for a quick laugh.


West Coast rapper Hopsin has enjoyed a decent career on the independent scene, and was regarded as one of a burgeoning vanguard of artists turned label owners with his Funk Volume Records. However, Hopsin has decided that the rap game is no longer his cup of tea and has announced his retirement.

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It’s “3 a.m.” in the morning and Hopsin doesn’t remember how he got on the floor covered in blood. One thing’s for certain, though. When you’re venturing through the mind of the crazy and deranged MC with the equally killer flow, you have to expect the unexpected.


Funk Volume are well on their way to become independent mainstays in the rap game like Strange Music and Top Dawg Entertainment before them.


Album leaks are supposed to be the enemy of the music industry yet they somehow continues to happen (unless you’re Beyoncé, she doesn’t play those games.) Yesterday Angel Haze leaked her Dirty Gold album, forcing Universal Republic to move up the official drop date from March 2014 to Dec. 30.

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Rappers and drugs go back like babies and pacifiers. Even when Melle Mel was talking about “White Lines” back in the day, the game continues to have a prominent love affair with the lush and illicit pharmaceuticals life. Fortunately for Hip-Hop, there are lyricists who are proud not to drink, smoke or do drugs.

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Keeping up with the tradition of XXL Freshman, the publication along with Diddy, T.I. and Dj Whoo Kid, release the official 2012 XXL Freshman Class mixtape. Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Future, Roscoe Dash, Hopsin, Macklemore, Don Trip, Iggy Azalea and French Montana all make appearances on this tape that is free 99 […]

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It is that time of the year again. As XXL Magazine releases their annual “Freshman” issue, their cypher series is never too far behind. Straying away from giving each artist their own time to shine in an individual video, this year they took five of the MCs on the cover and let them rock with […]