Album Review | Hopsin – Pound Syndrome

This album came out last month on the 24th. I listened to Hopsin’s last album Knock Madness and I don’t really remember exactly what I thought. I think it was wack tho. The only songs that I have from it in my iTunes library are Rip Your Heart Out & Lunch Time Cypher. I fuck with them songs. Them shits is dope af. Hopsin is corny as fuck tho. Seriously Hopsin is probably the corniest rapper in all of Hip Hop. Well, maybe not, but he’s definitely on the list of top 10 corniest rappers. I’m serious his shit is so fuckin’ lame. He can rap tho. He has Eminem Syndrome. He’s an amazing rapper, but he’s a terrible musician. His beats are wack. His hooks are wack. He makes wack music. Except some of his shit is dope af. Ill Mind of Hopsin 4 is an incredible fucking song. Hopsin isn’t incapable of making incredible songs. It just doesn’t happen very often. I’m pretty confident that there’s at least one decent song on this album. I want to like Hopsin. I just haven’t in the past. Hopefully I will with this album. Every track is produced by Hopsin.

Track 1: The Pound (Intro)

This is beat is dope. It’s real dark. Hopsin’s just rappin’ about how he’s a dope ass rapper and this album is gonna be better than Knock Madness. He better not be lying ’cause I really don’t feel like listening to some bullshit right now. See this is the kinda shit that I like from Hopsin. I don’t need any hooks or lame ass topics about how he can’t get any bitches. I don’t wanna hear about that shit. Just gimme some dope bars over a decent beat and I’ll be happy. That’s what this is. This song is just a message telling us that this album is gonna be dope. Hahahaha. I just watched the music video and it’s so fucking stupid. It’s hilariously bad tho. Hahahahaha. Oh my God. The fucking dickriders in the comments for the music video… “im gonna be the first indian human to make influential music in north America. uve been warned. thank u marcus hopson.” Hahahaha. What a comment. I don’t want to be a dick, so I’m not gonna say anything about it. I just wanted y’all to see it. I fuck with this song. The beat is cool and it’s nice to just hear Hopsin rap without a terrible hook or anything like that. It’s just a good song. I can understand why some people might not like it (the intro & outro are pretty fucking annoying to be honest), but I fuck with it. This is dope. 4/5

Track 2: Forever Ill

This beat is average. Well… Maybe it isn’t average… It isn’t a good beat. I guess that means it’s bad. Hopsin isn’t a very good producer. You know those Eminem songs that don’t have good beats? That’s what this sounds like. It’s a boring ass beat. Oh my God. What the fuck am I listening to? Holy fucking shit. Is this a fucking joke? This hook is fucking horrible. I can’t believe this… This is so bad. I don’t know how any one could defend this shit. He’s singing and it’s so fucking bad. Young Thug, I apologize for ever dissing your voice. Hopsin makes Young Thug seem like The Weeknd. Stop. Singing. Hopsin I don’t know why the fuck you always do shit like this. You cannot sing. I’m sorry, but you just can’t. Even if you had a good voice this hook still wouldn’t be good. The melody itself is pretty goddamn shitty. Fuck. Hopsin’s always dissing mainstream rappers that use autotune and shit like that, but I’d much rather hear Young Thug sing than Hopsin. This doesn’t even sound like it was mastered properly. The way he’s singing makes it sound like this song was recorded in a Chipotle. Holy FUCK this shit is wack. Hahahaha. This hook is so fucking horrible. It was bad enough at first, but when he tried to make his voice higher and he said “my mind’s telling me kill all these niggas…” Nah. Nah. This shit ain’t goin’ well so far. He’s gonna have to spit some monsterous fucking verses for me to even say that this shit is average. “Nigga laugh out loud.” His flow is pretty dope on this first verse. “Don’t you ever try to copy my style / Little nigga, ain’t no jockin’ allowed.” Do I even need to explain the irony behind that line? The first verse wasn’t bad, but goddamn. This fucking hook. I can’t take this. In the second verse he complains about rappers not being good at what they do. “You rap niggas just a facade / You only do ten-percent of your job / Your producer is the only reason that they bumpin’ your shit while they sit up and nod.” That line is pretty ironic too. I can’t even front. The part where he was rappin’ with a latino accent was pretty goddamn nice. I liked that part. I actually liked the verses, but the hook is so motherfucking bad. It’s so bad. It’s so bad. The hook is so bad. I can’t take this shit. Nah. This is wack. I can’t call it wack af since I fuck with the verses, but Jesus Christ. Hopsin… Just stop singing. Stop doing hooks. You don’t have to do hooks. Just get some good production and rap. That’s all you need. You of all people should know that. Nah. I can’t fuck with this shit. This is wack. 2/5

Track 3: No Hope

Oh my fuck. Why is this happening? Is this motherfucker gonna be singin’ throughout the whole goddamn album? I can already tell that this is about to be some overdramatic bullshit. “I’ve shown you love when there’s no hope / You were my friend, like blood, like brothers, like family.” This hook is fucking horrible. Am I gonna have to copy and paste that sentence for every fucking song? Good motherfucking grief. This song is just Hopsin complaining about people askin’ him for money. Didn’t he already make this song? Wasn’t there a song just like this on Knock Madness? I hope the hook on that version is better than it is here. This hook is fucking unforgivable. The verses aren’t even that bad, but… What the fuck?? This is just… Uh. I wanna call this shit wack af so bad. The verses aren’t that bad tho. It’s just the music. Sonically this song is pure shite. Hopsin can fucking rap tho. I don’t know. I’m not feelin’ this shit at all. The verses aren’t bad tho. The hook is so fucking bad tho. Nah. Nah this is wack. 2/5

Track 4: Ramona Feat. Jarren Benton

This song starts off with some corny ass skit about some chick that’s about to murder Hopsin. He comes off as such a bitch. This shit is even bitcher than Drake. For real this shit is so bitch. He’s cryin’. He’s just hiding in some room. The girl is tryna break into his room and he’s callin’ the police and crying. This kinda reminds me of that Psycho Bitch song that Hopsin and Tech N9ne made on Special Effects. I hope there’s a corny skit in this one where Hopsin gets way angrier than he should and kills somebody. That shit was fuckin’ hilarious when Tech did it. Holy fucking shit. This is sooooooo corny. Why does he do that shit where he makes himself sound like a white Valley girl? Why the fuck would you seriously do that shit? What the fuck? This motherfucker is spittin’ some incredibly suspect shit right now! I don’t even say shit like that, but… “She said ‘okay, Marcus, what if I give you my pussy? / Oh my God, getting fucked by Hopsin, do you know how awesome that would be?'” You may not think that it’s that bad, but he does the stereotypical privelaged white chick voice and it’s so fucking corny. I would not be caught dead listening to this shit. Hell nah. I’m not feelin’ this first verse. This song is so bad. I’m not even exaggerating. This is almost on the level of I Am Not A Human Being II. His bars aren’t as stupid, but the whole concept and execution of this song is fucking horrible. Horrible. Fucking horrible. This hook? Horrible. I can’t believe how bad this is. Oh man. Not you Jarren. I FUCKIN’ LOVED YOU MAN. Just kidding. He does the lame ass white girl voice too tho. It’s really hard to listen to. Cringe worthy. That’s really the best way to describe this shit. This song is fucking horrible. Nah. I really just heard Hopsin say “I sucked your dick.” What the fuck… I can’t fuck with this. I wouldn’t want to be friends with anyone that fucks with this shit either. This is wack af. 1/5

Track 5: Mr. Jones

This beat is actually not bad. I kinda fuck with it. Hopsin’s actually spittin’ right now. Goddamnit. Corny people shouldn’t be allowed to be good rappers. It just doesn’t make sense. I really want to like his music, but I just can’t do it. Hopsin’s rappin’ about how he’s a better rapper than everyone else. See that’s the shit he should stay rappin’ about. I don’t care about the problems you have with girls. I just wanna hear some dope bars. This is actually pretty dope. The hook isn’t good, but it isn’t nearly as bad as the others. Hopsin’s just talkin’ a lot of shit over a dope beat. The hook isn’t bad, but I still kinda wish there wasn’t a hook at all. It gets pretty annoying after a while. I actually fuck with this song. This song is dope. 4/5

Track 6: Fort Collins Feat. Dizzy Wright

This beat kinda sucks. It’s not really that bad, but I coulda did without that “ha ha haaaaaaauuuuu” shit. It doesn’t loop throughout the whole song thankfully. I can tell this is about to be an emotional ass song from the beat. “I half-assed my album cause I really didn’t know what I was rapping for.” …Okay, you’ve caught my attention, Mr. Hopson. Alright, he’s on the tour for Knock Madness… He knows that his album sucked… He’s sad because he broke up with his girlfriend… I’m not really sure why he’s so sad yet… Is it because he broke up with his girl? Please don’t make this another song about Hopsin’s terrible luck with girls. He’s talkin’ about how he was about to “slam the door on my fans.” He hasn’t said why yet. Alright the first verse just ended. He was supposed to do a show at Fort Collins, but at the last minute he was like “shit, fuck it” and then he bailed. He never really made it clear what he bailed for. I think it might be because he didn’t like being famous. Not really sure why. I don’t know. This hook is fucking horrible. Goddamn. I don’t remember the hooks on Knock Madness being this bad. I don’t even think Eminem’s hooks are this bad. It’s been a minute since I listened to an Eminem song tho. This hook is unbelievably corny. He’s tryin’ to make a sad song, but he just sounds so overdramatic. It’s hard to take seriously. Hopsin is like the musical equivelant of Tommy Wiseau. Actually that’s a bit harsh. At least Hopsin can rap. Tommy Wiseau couldn’t do anything right. What I’m trying to say is when Hopsin tries so hard to be emotional he just comes off as a terrible actor. He doesn’t sound like he’s genuinely sad. He sounds like he’s trying really hard to sound sad. I’m still not completely sure why he bailed on the Fort Collins performance. I think it’s because he doesn’t like having fans. That’s what it sounds like. I might be wrong. Dizzy Wright’s verse was pretty dope. He was talkin’ about the whole situation from his perspective. He was basically like “what the hell man? Why the fuck did you do that?” I fuck with his verse. I don’t know. This really isn’t that bad of a song, but the fucking hook on this motherfucker is just not for me. I can’t do this. It’s not that bad track tho. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 7: No Words (Skit)

This is just a skit where Hopsin is like “MAN I FUCKING HATE THIS GENERATION OF RAP MUSIC!” Oh shit. Hahahahaha. This is just a parody of mainstream Trap rappers like Young Thug. He’s just sayin’ gibberish with a shit load of autotune over a hard beat. This is kinda funny. Not funny enough to listen to more than once, but I guess I enjoyed it. I guess.

Track 8: Crown Me

Crown Me

This beat is cool. It sounds like a Jarren Benton beat. It has a really mainstream sound. I fuck with it tho. Goddamn. Hopsin’s goin’ the fuck in. His flow is crazy. He’s rappin’ his motherfuckin’ ass off. The hook is nothing special, but it gets the job done. It would’ve been better if there was no hook at all, but I’m sure I can easily cut it out in GarageBand. Even if I didn’t have that option this song is still dope. It’s just Hopsin doing what he does best. He’s spittin’ some dope ass bars with a crazy flow over a beat that isn’t complete garbage. This is definitely the best song on the album so far. I could see this gettin’ a remix with everyone else from Funk Volume. This beat would be perfect for Jarren Benton. I definitely fuck with this shit. This song is dope af. 5/5

Track 9: Ill Mind of Hopsin 7

Ill Mind of Hopsin 7

This beat is actually kinda dope. This shit that Hopsin is saying is… I don’t even know what the fuck he’s saying. Somethin’ about living life and power. His delivery is so monotone. I don’t know if that’s supposed to be the hook or what. Not feelin’ it. It’s really not that big of a deal tho. You can barely even hear it. He’s about to go in now. I’m about a minute in and I’m not exactly sure what this song is about yet. All I know is that Hopsin is frustrated about something. So this isn’t very different from all of his other shit so far. Oh man. This is… Not very good hahaha. He’s just yelling out an explanation for his agnosticism. That’s basically what it is. I can get behind that topic I guess, but his fucking delivery is just so fuckin’… corny. I don’t even know what the fuck it is about Hopsin, but he’s so fucking lame. He just seems so angry just because he doesn’t know whether God is real or not. That’s kind of the point to religion tho. If there was a way to prove God’s existence then everyone would be Christian. Why else does he think faith would be such a big part of religion? I really don’t care anymore. This isn’t a terrible song, but it just seems so… stupid. He just… He seems way too angry about this. Why is he yelling? That’s another thing. He always tries to act like he has a ton of problems and shit, but he’s really no different than anybody else. All he ever does is make corny songs complaining about his first world problems. Lemme stop sayin’ real shit before his stans get mad at me for “hatin’.” I’m not really fuckin’ with this shit. The beat’s cool, but his delivery is corny af and he’s basically just angrily saying “God is hard to believe in.” This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 10: FV ‘Til I Die Feat. SwizZz

This hook is terrible. He’s singin’ again. This beat is dope af. It’s pretty much just about how Funk Volume started. The hook really hurts this song. That’s pretty much the only problem I have with this song so far. The hook really just ruins the pacing of everything. It makes the verses feel way too short. This is actually a dope song. The hook just fucks it up. For once Hopsin actually has something interesting to say. He’s probably told this story before a million times, but this song is a lot more interesting than most of the other ones on this album so far. SwizZz’s beat was pretty dope. I would fuck with this if it weren’t for the terrible hook. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 11: My Love

Oh no. My love? This is about to be some fuckin’ corny ass bullshit… Oh noooo. This beat is horrible. Hahahahahaha. This beat is so fuckin’ bad. Oh my God. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Yo this is some of the wackest shit I ever heard hahahaha. He’s singin’ right now and it sounds horrible. He’s completely off. Man this is rough. Hahahaha. This is so bad. It sounds like he’s not even really trying. Do people like this song? Who really likes this shit? Are there people out there who legitimately believe that this is a good song? He sounds like he’s recording this at 3 in the morning and he’s trying to sing quietly so that he doesn’t wake anyone up. I can’t believe this shit. Would it be wrong if I gave this a 0 out of 5? This is the first time that I’ve ever felt like I can’t finish listening to a song. This is so fuckin’ bad. Nah. Nah. I’ll just give it a 1. This is wack af. 1/5

Track 12: No Fucks Given

Oh no. Guitar. My least favorite instrument. This beat is WACK. Oh my fucking goodness. This hook is absolutely atrocious. WHAT THE FUCK? This is ridiculous. This song wouldn’t even be that bad if it weren’t for the hook. It definitely wouldn’t be good, but it would be average. Oh my God. This is horrible. The shit was bad enough, but this bridge with him singing is awful. “This is the last laugh, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.” I’m about to give up on this motherfucker. I can’t even do this anymore. This song is wack af. 1/5

Track 13: Fly


Oh my God. Hopsin just said some of the dumbest shit I have ever heard in my life. “Did the man who invented college go to college??? HMMMM OK DEN!” Wow. Hopsin needs to win a grammy for the dumbest line of 2015. Does he really think that college was invented by one person? I should give this song a one just for that. What the fuck? This hook is fucking atrocious. There’s some weird ass vocal effect. It’s not autotune. I’d rather hear autotune than that shit to be honest. It just sounds very thin and tinny. This beat is pretty cheesy too. The fact that Hopsin thinks he’s being so deep and meaningful makes this song even worse. Oh my fucking God. Remember when I compared Hopsin to Tommy Wiseau? Just watch the music video. You’ll know exactly what I was talking about. This is fucking horrible. 1/5

Track 14: I Just Can’t

I just can’t. The perfect tagline for this album. Thank God this is the last track. This beat kinda sucks. It’s not horrible tho. “She can gag this dumpling / Ho do not stop till my shaft’s erupting.” Jesus Christ. What the fuck is his “dumpling” supposed to be? That’s so fucking gross. Why did he call it a dumpling? Hopsin’s just telling me a bunch of shit that I didn’t wanna know. Why the fuck am I aware that one of Hopsin’s testicles is larger than the other one? Who wanted to know that? His fucking flow is dope af. I feel like I would like this song if it weren’t for the disgusting lyrics. This is definitely one of the most tolerable songs on the album. I just can’t fuck with it personally. It’s alright. 3/5

Final Thoughts:

That shit was terrible. Okay, it wasn’t complete garbage. There were some fucking horrible songs on that bitch tho. Jesus Christ. Where do I begin? Okay, the thing is, there are some really good songs on here, but the bad songs are so goddamn bad. It’s gonna be really hard for me to choose my least favorite song. Hopsin. Don’t sing. You cannot sing. You should just rap. You should honestly probably not try to put messages in your music either. You just come off as a huge douchebag every time you do that. Your fans fucking love you tho, so you should probably just keep doing what you’re doing. I’m just saying what would have to happen for me to enjoy your shit. Crown Me. I can get behind that song. You know why? Because you’re just rapping over a dope beat. The hook was still pretty terrible, but not as much as the others. If you did that more often you would be so much more successful. If you really don’t like to do that then you probably shouldn’t. There’s really no point in being successful if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing. Fly. That song is pure garbage. You aren’t really telling anyone shit that they don’t already know. Maybe if you’re under the age of 15 you might think that song is super revolutionary and deep. It really isn’t tho. He just comes off as a douche who thinks he knows everything. Hopsin is an incredible rapper. He’s just a horrific musician. I cannot fuck with his music at all. Hopsin is one of the most immature rappers of all time. He just seems like an angsty teenager. He’s 30 fucking years old tho. I may review some of his other shit some day, but I’m gonna need a long ass break from this motherfucker. This shit is wack.

Favorite Song: Crown Me

Least Favorite Song: FLY




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  1. After nearly not listening to this album for a year and spare change. I decided to go through with it.

    I sincerely regret it. Only reason I liked Hop years ago was because he went after that bitch Tomica Wright (and I could say a lot more, because I know people who know people that worked over there at Ruthless when she inherited the company who paint a less than flattering picture of Tomica, but that’s a whole completely different subject.)

    With that being said, I started peeping game on what Hop was saying in the songs and I realized this cat is nothing more than some fraudulent wannabe tortured artist. Who has no idea how fucking good he actually has it. Motherfucker is complaining about people smoking weed! Like muthafucka you ain’t God!

    Now as far as this project this for me it solidified the fact that this guy is a complete fat phony. There is little redeeming quality in terms of the music or production, lyrics.

    I give this 💩💩💩💩💩 a 2.5/10.

  2. I saw that you re-rated some of the albums you’ve reviewed. I thought you would have re-rated this album and given songs such as “Fly” a 0.

  3. I’m not even dickriding. Knock madness was pretty bad, but you’re sitting here saying “horrible horrible horrible” and you got me questioning whether you can hear or not. His singing is nowhere near as bad as you make it sound, and honestly? This whole review comes across as the generic “fuck hopsin” shit.

    • I guess I have a generic opinion then. It’s cool if you don’t mind his singing, but I personally thought it was absolutely horrible. If you read my “About” page, it says that these reviews are subjective. I’m just saying how I feel.

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