HOPSIN'S POUND SYNDROME Hopsin’s ‘Pound Syndrome’ now in stores; drops ‘The Pound’ video + Funk Volume tour – The Hype Magazine

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Published on July 26th, 2015 | by Monifa Barker

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Hopsin’s ‘Pound Syndrome’ now in stores; drops ‘The Pound’ video + Funk Volume tour

HOPSIN’S POUND SYNDROME LP LANDS IN STORES WITH NEW VIDEO FOR ALBUM INTRO, “THE POUND”

WILL HEADLINE “THE FUNK VOLUME TOUR 2015” WITH DIZZY WRIGHT, JARREN BENTON, AND DJ HOPPA

Funk Volume’s Hopsin returns today, Friday July 24th, with his new album Pound Syndrome.  “It’s all just dope Hip Hop,” he says of the LP in a recent interview. “That’s pretty much what I was going for. It’s not like a themed album where it has a storyline or anything like that. It’s just dope songs, but they all kind of fit together.”  The new album is a follow-up to 2013’s Knock Madness and what he sees as a fresh start.  “It’s just an album that I kind of wanted to redeem myself on from my last album because I didn’t like it.”

Led by the singles “Crown Me” and “Fly,” the 14-track, self-contained album was produced, written and engineered by the 2012 XXL Freshman Classmen with the only his Funk Volume family Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and SwizZz making guest appearances.   On looking within to create the album, Hopsin explains, “I took a lot more time and studied everything when it comes to mixing and mastering, different plug-ins to use and I just kinda wanted to step my game up on that side of making music.  I took a year of just learning and sitting with other producers and everything, asked them questions and just trying to step my game up.”

To coincide with the release, Hopsin has released a new, sci-fi themed visual for the album intro, “The Pound” which is directed by Matt Alonzo.


Led by the singles Crown Me and Fly,” the 14-track, self-contained album was produced, written and engineered by the 2012 XXL Freshman Classmen with the only his Funk Volume family Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and SwizZz making guest appearances.   On looking within to create the album, Hopsin explains, “I took a lot more time and studied everything when it comes to mixing and mastering, different plug-ins to use and I just kinda wanted to step my game up on that side of making music.  I took a year of just learning and sitting with other producers and everything, asked them questions and just trying to step my game up.”

To coincide with the release, Hopsin has released a new, sci-fi themed visual for the album intro, “The Pound” which is directed by Matt Alonzo.

Pound Syndrome is available for purchase on iTunes at http://flyt.it/poundsyndrome and traditional retailers, or at www.myfunkvolume.com.  Tracklisting is as follows:

  1. The Pound (Intro)
  2. Forever III
  3. No Hope
  4. Ramona feat. Jarren Benton
  5. Mr. Jones
  6. Fort Collins feat. Dizzy Wright
  7. No Words (skit)
  8. Crown Me
  9. Ill Mind of Hopsin 7
  10. FV Til I Die feat. SwizZz
  11. My Love
  12. No Fucks Given
  13. Fly
  14. I Just Can’t

This fall, the Funk Volume co-founder will launch a 51-date tour with label mates Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa who also released new material this year.  The tour, presented by HipHopTV and Funk Volume, kicks off on Tuesday September 8th in San Diego and loops back with a finale in Los Angeles on Saturday November 7th.  Routing can be found at www.myfunkvolume.com/tour and below:

9/8        San Diego, CA              Observatory North Park

9/9        Santa Cruz, CA              The Catalyst

9/10      Sacramento, CA            Ace of Spades

9/11      Bend, OR                      Midtown Ballroom

9/12      Portland, OR                 Roseland Theater

9/15      Spokane, WA                Knitting Factory Concert House

9/16      Seattle, WA                   Showbox SoDo

9/17      Boise, ID                      Knitting Factory Concert House

9/18      Salt Lake City, UT          The Complex

9/19      Denver, CO                   Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

9/20      Denver, CO                   Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

9/21      Billings, MT                   Babcock Theatre

9/22      Bismarck, ND                Bismarck Civic Center

9/23      Rapid City, SD              Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

9/24      Sioux Falls, SD             The District

9/25      Milwaukee, WI               Tumer Hall Ballroom

9/26      Minneapolis, MN           The Cabooze

9/28      Madison, WI                  Majestic Theatre

9/29      Des Moines, IA             7 Flags Event Center

9/30      Omaha, NE                   Sokol Auditorium

10/1      Wichita, KS                   The Cotillion

10/2      St. Louis, MO                The Pageant

10/3      Columbia, MO               The Blue Note

10/4      Chicago, IL                   Concord Music Hall

10/6      Grand Rapids, MI          The Intersection

10/7      Detroit, MI                     TBA

10/8      Cincinnati, OH               Bogart’s

10/9      Cleveland, OH               Agora Theater

10/10    Columbus, OH              Park Street Saloon

10/12    Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar

10/13    New York, NY               Irving Plaza

10/15    Worcester, MA              The Palladium

10/16    Howell, NJ                    Gamechangerworld

10/17    Reading, PA                 Reverb

10/18    Philadelphia, PA            Theatre of the Living Arts

10/21    Atlanta, GA                   Center Stage

10/22    Gainesville, FL              The Venue

10/23    Orlando, FL                   The Beacham

10/24    Fort Lauderdale, FL       Revolution Live

10/26    Birmingham, AL             Zydeco

10/27    Baton Rouge, LA           Varsity Theatre

10/28    Houston, TX                  Warehouse Live – Ballroom

10/29    Austin, TX                     TBA

10/31    San Antonio, TX            Alamo City Music Hall

11/1      Dallas, TX                     The Bomb Factory

11/2      Tulsa, OK                      Cain’s Ballroom

11/3      Albuquerque, NM          Sunshine Theater

11/4      Tucson, AZ                   Rialto Theatre

11/5      Phoenix, AZ                  The Pressroom

11/6      Santa Ana, CA              The Observatory

11/7      Los Angeles, CA           Microsoft Theater @ LA Live

Catch Hopsin each Monday on TNT‘s crime drama Murder in the First starring Taye Diggs.


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