Tyler is a hipster faggot, we all know that. He’s loud, arrogant, and constantly in need of attention. Hopsin on the other hand, merely panders to the hipster faggots – which in my opinion is far worse of a crime.
It appears to me that Hopsin’s verses are tailored to appeal to us white-kid hipsters of the 90’s, with lines like “Blow it before you put it in like a Nintendo cartridge” or the skin crawling-ly ugly reference to the Konami code. Desperation for success leaks out of every verse, and you’re forced to listen to what sound like old Eminem verses littered with pop culture references.
Hopsin suffers chronically from what I like to call Jurassic 5 Syndrome – he’s yet another rapper left shouting with no real message, no real cause, and nothing to say. Every track is about one of two things: 1) How ‘nice’ he is. 2) How he’s an underrated crazy rapper.
Empty messages falling upon deaf ears.
I’ve never seen an MC try so hard in my life. Every track is a stream of overly calculated, inspiration free lyrics that fall flat. Yes, he can deliver them live, but when they’re this bland, is that really much of a compliment?
To me, Hopsin will forever be a YouTube rapper. He has legions of fans, no of whom want to critically listen to his music, nor make any contribution to it. If YouTube views were contributory to talent, then Hopsin would be one of the best MCs the world has ever seen. Sadly, they are not.
Pusha T just announced that he’ll be releasing his new Mixtape / EP “Fear Of God 2: Let Us Prey”, July 21st. Along with this unexpected announcement came a little MP3 called “Trouble On My Mind” (ft. Tyler, The Creator). Produced by Pharrell (I think), and changing flow every 4 bars this is a great showcase of Pusha’s drug dealing, not giving a fuck, demeanour.
It's the blackout,
'rrari got the back out
shown my black ass
engine in a glass house
Pusha’s verse oozes charm and flow, I love it. As soon as he looses the coke and Louis Vuitton references, I think we could see on of the best writers of our time. I still hold out hope that his solo album will be our first glimpse in to his non-coke-fuled music, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
As for Tyler, well I’m not the biggest fan of Tyler, The Creator – I find him a little too hipster for my taste – but his verse here isn’t bad at all. It’s got an old school jarring flow, reminds me a little of early Geto Boys releases. Nothing special, but doesn’t kill it either to be honest. Now, a Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt collaboration is what we’re looking for…
So, July 21st is the big release, expect a review from me as soon as I get it – it’s going to be good.
Pusha T, Pusha Tonne, push a tonne of that shit that make your nose run.