Funk Volume Presents: Hopsin's Knock Madness Tour

THE ORPHEUM PRESENTS:

Funk Volume Presents: Hopsin's Knock Madness Tour

Rival, Prince Golden, B.C.

Fri, March 7, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

The Orpheum

Tampa, FL

$20.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

Hopsin
Hopsin
It would probably be easier if we told you what Hopsin doesn't do, but Hop is an MC, producer, director, actor, and editor. And his journey has been anything but painless.

Like many kids, Hopsin wanted to be "cool". But as hard as he tried, he never graduated past being that "weird black kid" that rode around on a skateboard. He tried to get attention by making people laugh, but he always ended up being the butt of the joke. He wrote songs for girls to get them to like him, but got no love.

Stuck in special education classes, Hopsin did not see much of a future. His teachers did nothing but reinforce the feelings that he wouldn't amount to anything; especially if he continued to waste his time attending classes where nothing was actually being taught. So with no money and only a few real friends, Hopsin dropped out of school in 2004.

Despite the lack of support from anyone but himself, Hopsin knew that his raw talent to rhyme would one day allow him to spit in the face of all of his critics. In the meantime, however, he had to find a way to make money. He thought his goofiness would translate to an acting career so he auditioned for several roles. The only role that he was ever able to obtain was as a "day player" on Disney's That's So Raven. He thought things were looking up from there, but nothing seemed to come through after that.

Still determined to be one of Southern Cali's premier MCs he bought an $8 microphone from Wal-Mart, installed Fruity Loops on his computer, and locked himself in the basement. Not only did he spend countless hours perfecting his own craft, he also studied the careers of artists to better understand what has made them successful. As time went by he knew that his lyrics and production had surpassed what he was hearing on the radio. He combined his skills with a new image [often seen wearing white contacts] and emerged from the basement as a complete artist. In 2007, Hopsin signed a major record deal with Ruthless Records.

Hopsin gets his inspiration from all types of music, from 50 Cent & Alicia Keyes to the All American Rejects. His creativity and raw energy come from all the people in his life that have told him that he didn't have a future. At times his lyrics can be dark and grimy, but they only reflect all of the negativity that he has had to endure in order to get to where he is today.

Hopsin founded Funk Volume to share his story, spread his message, and display his many talents. He has been on a long journey to hone his skills, and to get comfortable being who he is. Now that he has the confidence there is no one and nothing that can stop him. He has come too far and been through too much. Funk Volume represents what has made Hopsin successful...real pain, real passion, real music.
Rival
Rival
Stompin' the Burg, spreading positivity throughout the land.
Prince Golden
Prince Golden
Prince Golden, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio now in Tampa, FL, has been writing and making songs since age 11, started freestyle'in at age 13, and battle rapping at age 15. Influences from all sides and coast such as nas, az, wu-tang clan, bone thungs n harmony, common, dj quik, ras kass, e-40, outkast, and ludacris. his wide rage of styles and animated skills sets him apart from other mc's. Also growing up listening to jazz, soul, funk, gospel, and rnb in his household has a big play in his musical life. Be on the look out for mixtapes, collab's, and album's from this talented MC.
B.C.
B.C.
Combining complex metaphor, time travel, scintillating lyrical gymnastics, anime, radical politics and an apocryphal dystopian comic book aesthetic, Red Tide member and Florida MC BC, The Black Child, delivers his solo debut, the first of a three part conceptual album, “Time Pieces.”

You can find BC at www.thepopworld.com, http://pop-aganda.blogspot.com, Band Camp (http://bcofredtide.bandcamp.com/), CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bctimepieces), and Sound Cloud (http://soundcloud.com/redtide_bc/sets/time-pieces-part-1-remixes/).