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UTG PHOTOS: Funk Volume Tour in Grand Rapids, MI (10/6/15)

Caution! The Funk Volume Tour is coming to a city near you. On October 6 the Funk Volume Tour stormed through The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI with a powerful message and an impressive crowd for a Tuesday night. This was the first time I had been able to catch almost all of the Funk Volume […]


Hopsin Isn’t Quitting After All; Announces New Album

Less than two weeks ago, Hopsin announced on his social media pages that he was done with rap, and that he would be moving from the US to Australia. Fans were understandably shocked by the seemingly out of the blue announcement, and so were we. Lucky for us, the announcement was just an elaborate ruse […]


Hopsin Calls It Quits, Moves To Australia

Los Angeles-based rapper Hopsin has announced via his social media pages that he is walking away from the rap game. The rapper who busted original tracks such as “Sag My Pants,” “Hop Is Back,” and the “Ill Mind Of Hopsin,” said in his statement that “this profession just isn’t for me.” He continued to tell […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Hopsin (2/22/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to photograph Hopsin at Irving Plaza in New York City on February 22, 2014. Hopsin, Hopsin, Hopsin. I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff go down at Irving Plaza. It’s one of those iconic New York City venues that although it doesn’t have the highest capacity still manages […]


Hopsin Debuts “Rip Your Heart Out” Featuring Tech N9ne

With the release of his long-awaited studio album on the horizon, Hopsin cuts the melancholy bullshit and delivers one of his fiercest track to date with the Tech N9ne assisted banger, “Rip Your Heart Out.” The second track to surface off Knock Madness, “Rip Your Heart Out” showcases the vicious, poison-spitting lyrical prowess of Hopsin […]


Hopsin Releases “Have You Seen Me”

The hype surrounding Hopsin right now is louder than it has ever been, but for one reason or another the California-bred rapper is unhappy with his place in life. He recently went on a tweet-spree venting about how he’d grown tired of the music industry, and now he’s delivered a brand new song to further […]

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Hopsin Releases “Hop Is Back” Video, Disses Kanye West And Kendrick Lamar

One of the oldest and most successful tools for gaining exposure in the world of hip hop is lyrically taking shots at those people perceive to be the best in the game. In 2013 however, you have to bring a lot of heat yourself before anyone is even willing to hear what you create, let […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Skate & Surf Day One (5/18/13)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Corbin Alvae, to New Jersey for Skate & Surf Festival at Six Flags Great Adventure. Skate And Surf Festival: DAY ONE. Where to start?! First off, before I get into my Day One coverage, here’s a quick little story: When I decided that I was interested in covering the festival, […]

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WATCH: Nardwuar Interviews Hopsin

Not a fan of the shrill, intentionally awkward interview style of internet persona grata est Nardwuar? A) What is the matter with you? He’s awesome! And B) That’s too bad you feel that way. You’re about to be inundated with a whole lotta Nard. The Vancouver-based interviewer went one on one with the emcee with […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: Hopsin – “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 5”

Rapper Hopsin has some serious venting to do on his birthday and the music video for “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 5” describes his attitude perfectly. Get ready for serious heat on this track. This is some of the most honest music you will listen to today so prepare your senses for what is about to […]


MIXTAPE: 2012 XXL Freshman Class (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, Diddy & T.I.)

The day has come for us to download and listen to the ferocious 2012 XXL Freshman Class mixtape, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, Diddy & T.I. This mixtape features all new joints from Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Future, Roscoe Dash, Hopsin, Macklemore, Don Trip, Iggy Azalea and French Montana. Every single track […]


2012 XXL Freshman Freestyle Cyphers

The 2012 XXL Freshman class got together recently to spit their freestyles for the latest installment of XXL’s feature. Being showcased in this freestyle video were Danny Brown, Future, Hopsin, Machine Gun Kelly, and Roscoe Dash. All of the guys destroyed their rhymes and showed us why they deserve to be a part of this […]