Archive for May, 2009

Hopsin & SwizZz

Hopsin & SwizZz

Lucifer Effect Download
Bad Motherfucker Download
from Haywire (2009, Funk Volume)

Having this site and getting hits means that we get a lot of terrible emails from crappy artists who are putting out bad product. Occasionally we don’t even look but theres something about an email from an actual artist that stands out. It will have like our names written in it or something like that. That has an effect on us. i like to read those and i give those artists a fair shake.

Now about Hopsin and SwizZz… I had heard of Hopsin before and I’m still kinda getting into his stuff.  These are their bio’s from their site – i really cant write anything better than that.

It would probably be easier if we told you what Hopsin doesn’t do, but Hop is an MC, producer, director, actor, and editor. And his journey has been anything but painless.

Hopsin gets his inspiration from all types of music, from 50 Cent & Alicia Keyes to the All American Rejects. His creativity and raw energy come from all the people in his life that have told him that he didn’t have a future. At times his lyrics can be dark and grimy, but they only reflect all of the negativity that he has had to endure in order to get to where he is today.

Hopsin founded Funk Volume to share his story, spread his message, and display his many talents. He has been on a long journey to hone his skills, and to get comfortable being who he is. Now that he has the confidence there is no one and nothing that can stop him. He has come too far and been through too much. Funk Volume represents what has made Hopsin successful…real pain, real passion, real music.

Born and raised in Southern California, SwizZz is not your stereotypical MC. Through his music, SwizZz reveals a wide range of experiences, much of which he credits to his biracial background. He is not, nor does he claim to be, a “thug” or a “gangsta”, but prides himself on being able to reach the masses by being honest about his confrontations with life’s challenges. It is not always glamorous or positive, but you can count on SwizZz being true to himself.

Since dropping out of college SwizZz has been in the studio, grinding away at his music. While working on all elements of his craft from songwriting and storytelling, to his physical fitness and image, he still finds time to bless the mic with a freestyle session. And SwizZz’s freestyles are always off the top, never written, never rehearsed. Some folks have described his style as “real”, “raw”, “loony”, “creative”, “insightful”, and “authentic”. But however you want to describe him the man is a unique talent.

After spending a couple hours today at work looping the mixtape / really listening to it, i gotta say i like this a lot. i want to hear more, i want to hear you guys bumping this kind of stuff. these guys are good and i support thier message. Lucifer effect is a true gem.