Hopsin, hip-hop's favorite dead-eyed lyricist, has returned with a new single. "Picasso" finds him taking to an on-brand instrumental, blending eerie elements with a contemporary percussive sound, evoking shades of Tech N9ne's early instrumentation. By now, few are questioning Hop's skillset; it's understood that the man can rap his ass off with minimal effort, stringing together a collection scattered thoughts from his dark imagination. Though some may have a hard time looking beyond the somewhat niche subject matter, Hopsin has ensured his fanbase remain well-sated, and "Picasso" finds him sitting comfortably amid the current musical landscape.
"They like, "Fuck boom bap rap, you can't win, save that shit for the Wu-Tang Clan," he raps. "That's when I bust in like the Kool-Aid man." Though Hopsin doesn't exactly fit the mold of the boom-bap rap he rides for, his Old Head Energy remains admirable as a symbolic gesture. At this point, it's becoming a trend that lyrically inclined emcees get to picking on their new wave peers, but that's another discussion altogether. Should he draw fuel from a bit of healthy competition, more power to him. Are you looking forward for more music from Hop?
I've been told the new game plan's to make bullshit for the new wave's fans
That you can't populate, so you take xans,
And flex on the 'Gram like you do make bands
They like, "Fuck boom bap rap, you can't win
Save that shit for the Wu-Tang Clan"
That's when I bust in like the Kool-Aid man