Ill Mind of Hopsin

Topics: Rapping, Rakim, Hip hop music Pages: 3 (1129 words) Published: November 13, 2012
iBrandon Williams
Ms. Hildebrandt
English 1100-0022
October 8, 2012
Ill Mind of Hopsin 5
“Ill Mind of Hopsin,” is a song that a lot of people will probably never hear in their lifetime, kind of like some classical music. For the most part, classical music is all instrumental, but it can still tell a story or have an idea behind it. In the “I’ll Mind of Hopsin,” Hopsin is trying to convey that the younger population of today’s society is pretty much the most messed up and corrupt group of people ever with very complicated lyrics and a repetitive beat. His lyrics might sound like they’re just words, but in fact they actually have a meaning. Even though it is a rap song it actually is very complex, not just some idiot talking about nothing important over a crappy beat.

First off, the beat of the song is very important to the way Hopsin expresses his ideas. For a rap song, it is pretty fast paced. He needs to be able to fit a lot of words into a 5 minute song. The beat is very repetitive to allow for the same pace. Most raps nowadays have a chorus while Hopsin’s songs do not. Actually nothing in the song is ever repeated. To me, that is a way of showing intelligence. Most modern rap artists include a chorus because they can’t think of anything else to say in their song. Sometimes, just by hearing the beat of a song you can determine what the outcome will be. When I hear the beginning of “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5,” I think, “Wow, this is going to be serious and a very meaningful song.” Also, when I hear a fast beat song, I know that it is going to have more to say as a song than the slower, less intelligent sounding songs. Hopsin expresses in the first few lines of the song that he can’t believe and is embarrassed that he played a part in this game, the ‘game’ being society and all of its ideas about how life is and should be. Hopsin felt like he had no common sense. It was taken away from him by all of his surroundings such as friends, media, and school. He...
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