This is Hopsin's best work so far, the beats, the lyrics and his delivery definitely is inspired by Eminem. He's basically stating what's wrong with Hip Hop in one album, and not by coming out right and saying it. The "No words" track would be a banger if young thug released it. Amazing work from one of the best lyricists to ever grace the microphone. He's doing it time after time with no features. Such a talented artist. Even his business sense is a work of genius. Truely a role model to any young artist coming up, do it on your own, if you put it in the work, anything is possible.
If you're expecting classic Hop you might be disappointed but this album is easily his best. So emotional and very different than his older stuff. Been a fan since 2011 and I'm in love with No Shame just as I love all of his other work.
Without getting into how talented Hopsin is as an artist who is constantly evolving, this album is honestly one of the best hip-hop albums I've listened to since Marshal Mathers LP 2 (and I think this is better than that album). If you already like Hopsin's music then you will enjoy this album. If you don't even know who he is, I would describe this specific album as a cross between old-school Eminem and 2pac - a lot of the instrumentals on this album sound very west-coast with guitars and other instruments. Even if you don't like Eminem but do like 2pac, I recommend this since the fusion is more 2pac than Eminem in my opinion. Of course it goes without saying that Hopsin is the type of rapper who writes about his own stories - knowing the context is important for feeling certain songs. You don't have to read a biography but knowing exactly what certain songs are directed towards or talking about can make a song you don't like become one of your favourites off the album. TL;DR: 10/10. Highly recommended to fans of real hip-hop, fans of 2pac and/or Eminem and obviously Hopsin. I'm very hard on rappers because a lot of it is complete garbage but when I hear I good album I have tip the hat when its due. Buy it!
It's a very raw album. As a young adult, I may not exactly relate to his struggles but I can relate to his anger and this is what resonated with me listening to this album. Hopsin just keeps getting better and better.
One of the last REAL rappers! Ive been loosely following since 2012 when i first heard "sag my pants". An acquaintance told me Hop wasnt ALL about that type of rap and was legit. Ive been listening ever since. Then Hop did a couple with Tech and went to a new level in my opinion.
Amazing album! Without a doubt one of my favorites from Hopsin, if not the best from him, wish he would get more attention from mainstream media, this rapper is truly amazing!