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Tour: Hopsin – Knock Madness USA Tour

Funk Volume Label Co-Founder Hopsin to Embark On 50-City Tour To Support His New Album, Knock Madness



Critical Praise for Hopsin:

Knock Madness is true genius. You can’t go wrong with Funk Volume or Hopsin.” – New Noise Hip Hop 

“Knock Madness is a visceral experience that forces you to see the world through Hopsin’s colored contact lenses.” XL rating.XXL

“Hopsin truly shines when he’s at his most introspective and honest. Hopsin delivers an undoubtedly solid project with Knock Madness.” HotNewHipHop

The Tour:

On the heels of his long-awaited sophomore release, Knock Madness, LA-based rapper and label co-founder Hopsin is excited to announce a substantial tour beginning in January 2014. The 50-city tour will begin in Santa Cruz, California and make notable stops in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and New York, with Hop closing the tour in his home city, Los Angeles, on March 22nd. He’ll be touring with Funk Volume DJ and producer DJ Hoppa and bringing out other Funk Volume artists in select cities.

Knock Madness, which sold 4k copies the day it came out and over 16k copies in the past week alone, features guest appearances from Funk Volume artists Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton and also appearances from Tech N9neand more. It has received glowing responses from HipHopDX, who deemed it, “a perfect album for die-hard fans & his bar-for-bar execution and self-awareness yield a solid listen,” and from XXL Magazine giving it an XL rating, calling it “a peek into the wildly entertaining thought process of one of hip-hop’s most misunderstood characters.  The album also hit the #2 spot on the iTunes Hip Hop charts and #4 on the overall charts within a day of its release.

Overall 2013 was a busy and remarkable year for Hopsin and Funk Volume with Dizzy Wright’s growing notoriety due to his XXL Freshman selection, the release of Jarren Benton’s debut album My Grandmas Basement, and the recent release Funk Volume’s  Independent Living documentary, which is available for streaming or purchase here. The Knock Madness USA Tour signifies Funk Volume’s plan to maintain the rapid pace of their encroaching dominance in 2014. Tickets and copies of Knock Madness are available for purchase now via MyFunkVolume.

Purchase tickets here: http://www.myfunkvolume.com/tour

Stream Knock Madness here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StWMBREkidE&feature=share&list=PLY9nEuyCsAG70A5XNb3ZLa9ce401QVDfU

Purchase Knock Madness on CD with special 3D artwork, exclusively here: http://myfunkvolume.com/product/hopsin-knock-madness-cd


Tour Dates:

1/18/14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
1/19/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
1/21/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
1/22/14 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
1/23/14 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
1/24/14 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
1/25/14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
1/26/14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
1/28/14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
1/29/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
1/30/14 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
1/31/14 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
2/01/14 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes
2/04/14 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
2/05/14 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
2/06/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
2/07/14 – Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose
2/08/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s Nightclub
2/09/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
2/11/14 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
2/12/14 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
2/13/14 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
2/14/14 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
2/15/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
2/16/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
2/17/14 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
2/18/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/19/14 – Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Theater
2/21/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
2/22/14 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
2/23/14 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
2/25/14 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
2/26/14 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
2/27/14 – Washington, DC @ Howard Theater
2/28/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
3/01/14 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene St.
3/05/14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
3/06/14 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
3/07/14 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
3/12/14 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
3/13/14 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/16/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
3/19/14 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
3/21/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Yost Theater
3/22/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Glasgow Cathouse

Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with Hopsin.

Hopsin Background:

Panorama, California native Hopsin faced many obstacles and controversy to get to where he is now. Hopsin’s obstacles first began as a child, being placed in special education classes and forced to believe that he would never amount to anything, which caused him to drop out of school completely in 2004. By 2010, Hopsin unhappily signed to a former label that failed to reach his artistic and commercial expectations.  Surviving all obstacles and controversy, Hopsin is now not only a successful rapper but also a producer, editor, actor and director. In addition, Hopsin is co-founder of indie power house Funk Volume. Funk Volume currently has over 215,000 YouTube subscribers and 235,000 Facebook Likes.  Hopsin focuses on how to engage fans with both sharp lyricism and careful branding, and brings forth a unique attitude and charisma that makes hip hop unpredictable again. He released his sophomore album, Knock Madness, on November 26th.

Funk Volume Background:

Funk Volume is a Los Angeles-based record label, marketing, and production company that been cited as a leader among independent rap labels with nearly 200 million YouTube views, 1.5 million Facebook likes, consistent Top 10 chart placements on Billboard and iTunes and high profile write-ups in media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, SPIN, LA Weekly, and many more. Founded in 2008 by internationally recognized rap artist Hopsin and Stanford MBA grad Damien “Dame” Ritter, the label was created with one thing in mind: protecting the integrity of the artist’s vision. Currently home to rappers Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, and Jarren Benton and more recently, DJ’s and producers Hoppa, Kato, and Rikia, the label has quickly transformed into being a label to watch by fans and industry insiders alike. Funk Volume recently released their first documentary, Independent Living, which captures the artists’ swift rise during their 44-date national tour in 2012. The latest release from the Funk Volume label is marquee artist Hopsin’s Knock Madness. For more info: www.myfunkvolume.com

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Knock Madness stream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StWMBREkidE&feature=share&list=PLY9nEuyCsAG70A5XNb3ZLa9ce401QVDfU

“Rip Your Heart Out”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXrbncRB3tg

“Hop Is Back”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeQWPRtxn-s

“Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuv2mvfO_mg

Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/hopsin/