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Hit the picture to check out what Locksmith has done for us.Funk Volume, the record label consisting of Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, Jarren Benton, and DJ Hoppa have just hit the green light on their "Don't Funk Up Our Beats 7" contest, where artists can purchase a beat, and lay down a 2 minute or less track to be voted on, and judged. First place wins $2500, a feature on HipHopDX.com, and the opening slot on 2-4 dates on the upcoming "Funk Volume 2015 Tour". Locksmith has jumped in on this for promotional reasons, thus this is not an entry in the contest. However, this doesn't take anything away from the pure talent that Lock is laying down on this beat. Not many artists can successfully keep the listeners attention without any form of a hook or a chorus, espeically with the lyrical content and confidence that Lock is known for. (See "10KONDRMS" for more on this). Voting has already begun for Funk Volume's "Don't Funk Up Our Beats 7", and runs until August 9th 2015. Lock is a talented emcee to say the least, but would he have gotten your vote? If you want to check out some of the entries, or even submit one yourself, take a trip over to Funk Volume's Facebook Page, or their official FAQ page, and start cookin'.
The devilishly skilled artist Hopsin of the Funk Volume collective is back with a new track & visual "Crown Me", the lead single from his upcoming album release "Pound Syndrome". Hop is on his braggadocio tip on this one, while focusing on his high speed wordplay in this hot new single where he demands the crown. Hopsin has been in the game for quite some time, starting out as an artist signed to Ruthless Records before splitting from the company due to a lack of financial compensation, artist support, and promotion, among other reasons, and soon after founded his own independent label Funk Volume. Funk Volume has since enjoyed much success, boasting other artists such as: SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, & DJ Hoppa. Along with dropping his "Knock Madness" album, Hop was also featured on the 2012 XXL Freshmen List along with Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Ink, Macklemore, & Danny Brown, among others. "Crown Me" shows Hopsin displaying the rap skills that he believes has earned him the crown. Hop comes in red hot with a fast paced verse that works to catch any listeners attention. Before long the chorus drops and evokes the energy that Hop tracks often emit. The rest of the track enjoys Hop bringing the heat while demanding the crown. The energy in this one is undeniable. As far as the visuals go, they display Hop and some of his Funk Volume crew running through the city, subway cars, and anywhere else they can get their hands on, while various visual edits tie the video together. Hopsin's new album "Pound Syndrome" is slated for a July 24th, 2015 release date, so it's probably safe to say we'll hear one or two more singles before the release. Until then, I have no problem bumping "Crown Me", as Hop's first release in sometime has us snapping our necks. Does Hop deserve royalty? Let us know in the comments.
It’s been just over a year since the Funk Volume artist Hopsin hit the stage in Toronto, last January to be exact; so the hype leading into the show at Kool Haus, May 16th was phenomenally huge. Months in advance you seen hundreds of posts over social media, full of excited fans ready to experience a night, that was well..one you’ll have to continue on to find out about. As part of his Knock Madness tour, starting in Vancouver and ending in Montreal on May 17th, Hopsin hit the stage in every major city across Canada in support of his latest album, Knock Madness and believe it was a tour I’ll bet he’s going home remembering. Hopsin has been on the rise over the past few years, gaining more notoriety in the business and along with the likes of Tech N9ne, he is an inspiration and a role model for all independent artist’s alike. Hit the jump the read the full review!