Don’t make Hopsin angry. That seems to be the message of the video for “Hop Is Back,” the first single from his upcoming Knock Madness album. The clip starts with a kinder, gentler Hopsin quietly watering his lawn in a sweater-vest and glasses before a group of obnoxious fans goad him into a violent, gristly confrontation. The track itself is a thumping West Coast banger that finds Hop taking aim at two of rap’s most celebrated figures: Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar.
While mocking one of Kanye’s recent run-in’s with the paparazzi, Hopsin even takes shots at his most recent album. “I was ecstatic to buy Yeezus,” he raps. “But I burned it first, heard it, then snapped it in five pieces.”
Later in the video, a Kendrick-lookalike appears wearing a crown and holding a bar. The line in particular is aimed at the TDE member: “Most importantly, hip-hop isn’t dead no more you see/Cause Kendrick took the bar and raised it up higher for MC’s/Unfortunately the little nigga is like 4 foot 3/Guy’s a fucking midget, his high is still really short to me.”
While the record doesn’t drop until November 26, you can watch the video above or grab the track on iTunes.
[via Hip-Hop N More]