Tonight: Hopsin at the Town Ballroom
by Cory Perla (@ExitMusicCory) - posted 10:45 am, February 18, 2014
Is Hopsin a juggalo? That’s the question in hip hop circles that revolve around the 28-year-old rapper and his Funk Volume record label. A juggalo is a fan of a certain type of hip hop made famous by Insane Clown Posse in the 1990s. Juggalos aren’t always the most respected group, but their numbers don’t lie and their cohesiveness sells out shows for those on the inside. The juggalo status of the former Ruthless Records MC, known for his white-out eyes and skateboarder style, is discussed endlessly on message boards. If the question is “is Hopsin a juggalo?” answers range from yes to no to answers like “He’s cool with Tech N9ne, and Tech N9ne is cool with juggalos. So yes and no.” It doesn’t matter so much to the rapper himself who is preoccupied with producing his “Ill Mind of Hopsin” music video series that has garnered tens of millions of views on Youtube. His live show is high energy and full of surprises so local hip hop fans should check out the wild-eyed rapper when he comes to the Town Ballroom on Tuesday (Feb 18) with support from DJ Hoppa and local all-stars AJ Jordan and Kamp Crystal Lake.
– cory perla
7pm Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 /townballroom.com) $22.50 advance, $25 day of show