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Hopsin Says YOLO Is "a Reason to Do Something Stupid"

The term "weird" can have so many connotations. You can call someone weird who prefers to eat the same meal at the same time every single day or for a kid who talks to dead people. Weird's a many-faceted thing.

"I used to try to invent stuff when I was younger," said specter-looking hip-hop artist Hopsin. "I used to catch frogs. I used to go ghost hunting. I would always be out skateboarding, be building ramps in the backyard. I was always drawing. I was always into something."

The rapper's trademark white contacts are then an appropriate look for a man who was an active child with a phantom obsessed youth.

The 27-year-old California native Marcus Hopson, known to fans as Hopsin, is just the same creative minded Marcus his family has known his own life. The same guy who works in the style of the early days of Eminem, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliot.

His brand of rap is as equally "weird" in terms of what the industry produces readily and often. Instead of projecting an image of wealth, drugs, and promiscuity, he would rather call rap fans  idiots for thinking they live a life they do not because their favorite rapper makes them believe so.

As a matter of fact, Hopsin refuses to drink or do any drugs, giving credit to his relationship with God and studying the Bible daily. "I'm not here to represent the ways of the flesh," said the rapper. "The ways human beings are used to acting. I'm here to represent realness.

A few months ago Hopsin, released the video for "Ill Mind Of Hopsin 5." It has since accumulated over 13 million views on YouTube and the song has been praised not only for its lyricism, but for providing a reality check and focus on self-awareness.

The aftermath? Messages and tweets from fans thanking the rapper for helping them overcome obstacles in their lives, said Hopsin.

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Lee Castro
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