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MARCUS JAMAL HOPSIN

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Transcript of MARCUS JAMAL HOPSIN

MARCUS JAMAL HOPSIN
EARLY LIFE
Marcus Hopson was born on July 18, 1985 in Los Angeles, and was raised in the Panorama City neighborhood of Los Angeles. He attended James Monroe High School, where he was placed into special educational classes.Hopsin has been an avid skateboarder since the age of twelve, as many of his music videos feature him skateboarding.
He started rapping at sixteen years old, and took his hobby more seriously by 2003 which is the year the majority of the tracks from Hopsin's self-produced album Emurge were recorded.He dropped out of high school during his senior year in 2004 to pursue a career in music, purchased a microphone, and installed Fruity Loops onto his hard drive. While starting his music career, Hopsin decided to sport colored eye contacts while performing in his music videos. He stated that he used the contacts to give himself a memorable appearance and differentiate himself from other African American rappers with the cliché appearance. He credits Eminem as the rapper that initially got him interested into hip hop music.
INFUENCE
Hopsin is staunchly against drug and alcohol usage, and has criticized how mainstream entertainers promote usage of drugs and alcohol to youth. In some of his tracks, such as "Nocturnal Rainbows," he emphasizes his dislike for drugs. Hopsin has stated that he tries to be a hip hop musician who can instill positive influences in people who listen to his music.
BORN LIFE
Born Jul 18, 1985 (age 28) Panorama City
Height 5' 9" (1.74 m)
Education James Monroe High School
MORE OF HIS EARLY LIFE
FIRST SONG AND ALBUM/ WHY SO POULAR
HIS FIRST SONG IS Gazing At The Moonlight
He is trying to make a name for himself by making fun of rappers yet he is exactly like them! Seriously he is no different from any of those mainstream rappers he claims to hate so much! And black eminem?! Maybe if he snorted a silo of cocain and was beaten across the head a couple of times. I will admit that sometimes a few good line slip in but seriously the dude is corny, overrated, and raps like he's reading off of a paper with dislexia. And contrary to the top of this paragraph I do like OF more cuz they allow me to think about there lyrics and they are trying to be different. HE PERFORMS RAP AND HIP HOP
swizz and hopsin
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