Back in 2018, Eminem — who Hopsin credits with making him want to rap — rattled off his name on the song called “Fall” from Kamikaze album. It was a career-defining moment for Hopsin, who didn’t hide his excitement at the time.
In the song, Eminem raps: “I belong here, clown! Don’t tell me ’bout the culture I inspire the Hopsins, the Logics, the Coles, the Seans, the K-Dots, the 5’9″s, and oh Brought the world 50 Cent…”
Hopsin posed a video on Instagram, saying: “Yo, craziest s–t just f–ing happened. Eminem just said my name on his goddamn song on his new album. This s–t is crazy. Listen. What the f–k! I didn’t even know he knew who the f–k I was! Goddamn. He said don’t tell him about the culture, implying I’m part of the culture. Oh s–t, man. I gotta call my mom.”
In the caption, he wrote: “YO!!! Eminem thank you for acknowledging me on Kamikaze!! HOLY F–K!! This is seriously the BEST F–KING DAY OF MY F–KING LIFE!! Not even exaggerating! For years I always wondered if you even knew who I was! God damn! Literally. The. Best. F–kin. Day. Of. My. F–king. Life!!!! Period! YOU JUST INSPIRED ME TO MAKE A NEW F–KING PROJECT! I’m about to hit the studio RIGHT F–KIN NOW! This was the motivation I needed to stay on track! Thank you EM!”
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To promote his latest release, Hopsin had a phone-call interview with Allhiphop, where Panorama City, Los Angeles, California-born rapper recalled the moment Eminem namedropped him on “Fall” single: “That was a highlight of my life. The line where he named a few people, everybody’s huge. I definitely have a buzz, but everybody’s bigger than me. And not only that, I have no ties to the industry, so it made me feel even more grateful for it because I’m just the random guy on that list. I have no ties to that man other than just me being a fan and him inspiring me. There’s so many rappers in the world and he put me in there. That means he listened to my music.” he said.
Then he continued: “But that leads to more questions, where was Eminem when he heard my music? What song was it? What was I doing when he was listening to it? Was he eating a sandwich? Where was he?”
Hopsin then continued talked about his new single: ““Sometimes it’s weird writing songs. I can always go deeper, but I guess sometimes when writing songs about people, it’s a bittersweet feeling. You get to write your life experience with that person, but then you’re also kind of putting that person on blast. There was so much more that happened, but I’m like, ‘Do I go all the way?’ I don’t want to go into Eminem mode and get crazy because it could have gone there. But I was like, there’s no need to reveal all the other stuff.”