Wed, 06 May 2009 17:37:28
Hopsin is hypnotic, hard and heavy. In fact, he doesn't spit rhymes about the norm—bling, booze and babes. Rather, he takes listeners on a dark journey through a sonic hood more horrifying than most slasher flicks. He's like hip hop's gothic tour guide for all things evil, and he relishes every moment of it.
He opened up his iTunes for ARTISTdirect.com and shared his playlist with us in this exclusive feature. Check out what Hopsin is spinning below!
1. Dr. Dre — "Forgot About Dre (Featuring Eminem)"
"I like this song because, to me, the beat is the sickest of all time. The overall song has a sick vibe to it."
2. Papa Roach — "Last Resort"
"This song gets me through my down stages."
3. Method Man & Redman — "Da Rockwilder"
"The song is one of the sickest collabs ever made, and the ill swag that they had in the video was amazing."
4. Outkast — "Ms. Jackson"
"This was the first out-of-the-ordinary song that I ever liked. It actually made me open my eyes to be a lil' different."
5. 50 Cent — "In Da Club"
"This is the best club song ever made!"
6. Eminem — "Role Model"
"This is the illest rap song ever created, ever! I never get sick of it."
7. Fall Out Boy — "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
"This song makes me want to get revenge on my ex-girlfriend [Laughs]. I don't know why, but it does."
8. Michael Jackson — "Leave Me Alone"
"I love Michael's harmonies in this song. They are really good, and the chorus is beyond a smash hit in my book."
9. Missy Elliott — "Gossip Folk"
"This song opened my eyes up to a more funky side of hip hop and got me into funk beats. It's like how I worked my single 'Pans in the Kitchen.' It also showed me that I can have fun on songs while telling a story."
10. Foo Fighters — "The Pretender"
"This will probably be the song that I listen to before I go and whoop somebody's ass. So if you ever see me pull up while this song is on....RUN!"