Hopsin Is Leaving Funk Volume
All good things must come to an end. Hopsin took to Facebook to announce that Funk Volume has broken up and he is continuing as an independent artist. "Funk Volume is officially dead now thanks to the monster Damien Ritter," he writes. "There is nobody else to blame at all. I have officially separated myself from everything and I am fully independent now." XXL reached out to reps for Funk Volume who declined to comment on the situation.
Check out the full Facebook post below:
Over the weekend, Hopsin first made noise that he was having issues with his business partner and Funk Volume co-founder Damien Ritter. "I've been having issues with my business partner Damien Ritter," he wrote on Instagram. "We started this whole FV shit years ago, but this man has all the sudden built up the courage to disrespect me and tell me I don't work hard when I've made him extremely wealthy over the years from my music. At this point, if he doesn't leave Funk Volume, then I will." It appears that the two could not resolve their issues and the West Coast MC called it quits.
The news comes days after fellow former Funk Volume member Jarren Benton proclaimed that he was leaving the crew to join Master P and No Limit:
While the Funk Volume breakup seems real, there is a slight chance that the whole ordeal is a hoax. In 2014, the former XXL Freshman made a major announcement on his social media when he declared that he was quitting rap and moving to Australia. The rapper was pulling a prank and used the attention to make news that his album Pound Syndrome would be dropping soon.
Is he going back to the well one more time or is the breakup for real? Only time will tell.
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