NME Festival blog: Hopsin can’t handle his namecheck on the new Eminem album

“I’ve gotta call my mom!”

Hopsin was left overwhelmed after discovering he was namechecked on Eminem‘s new album ‘Kamikaze‘.

In a video doing the rounds on social media Hopsin says:”Yo, craziest shit just fucking happened. Eminem just said my name on his god damn song on his new album. This shit is crazy!”

Hopsin then goes on to play a snippet of Eminem’s track ‘Fall’, from his new album ‘Kamikaze’, in which Marshall Mathers raps: “I belong here, clown, don’t tell me ’bout the culture / I inspire the Hopsins, the Logics, the Coles, the
Seans, the K-Dots, the 5’9″s…”

“Oh shit! What the fuck? I didn’t even know he knew who the fuck I was!” Hopsin says. “God damn, he said don’t tell him ’bout the culture, implying I’m part of the culture! I’ve gotta call my mom!”

It’s brought many in the mainstream to the attention of Hopsin, a rapper and actor from Los Angeles who is acclaimed by many as one of hip hops most accomplished lyricists, but has generally failed to find commercial success.

‘Fall’ disses a host of other rappers, including what many are calling a homophobic slur against Tyler, The Creator: “Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a f****t, bitch / It’s not just ’cause you lack attention /It’s because you worship D12’s balls.”

Following the criticism, Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, who appears on the song, said he was “not a fan of the message” and said that he had asked Eminem to change it.

‘Kamikaze’ was surprise-released on Friday (August 31), and has split opinion among Eminem’s fans.

Many have been shocked by Shady’s excessive dissing towards numerous figures on today’s mainstream rap scene, including Earl Sweatshirt and Lil Yachty.

For others, it was a throwback – they picked up on familiar 2000s vibes, and enjoyed reminiscing on ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’.


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