No Shame (Hopsin album)

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No Shame
NoShameHopsin.jpg
Studio album by Hopsin
Released November 24, 2017
Genre Hip hop
Length 70:22
Label
Producer
Hopsin chronology
Pound Syndrome
(2015)Pound Syndrome2015
No Shame
(2017)
Singles from No Shame
  1. "The Purge"
    Released: September 22, 2017
  2. "Happy Ending"
    Released: October 13, 2017
  3. "Witch Doctor"
    Released: November 1, 2017
  4. "Ill Mind of Hopsin 9"
    Released: November 24, 2017

No Shame is the fifth studio album by American rapper Hopsin. The album was released on November 24, 2017, through Undercover Prodigy and 300 Entertainment.[1]

Background[edit]

Following the release of Pound Syndrome in 2015. Hopsin announced his departure from Funk Volume in January 2016. Hopsin cited the reason was due to issues he had with co-founder Damien Ritter.[2] In March 2016, Hopsin released "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8".[3] The song was a diss track directed towards Damien Ritter and Funk Volume.[4] Hopsin officially left Funk Volume after the song's release and went on to create a new label called Undercover Prodigy. The song peaked at number 21 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which became Hopsin's highest charting single to date.[5] Hopsin went on to release more singles with his label Undercover Prodigy with, "Bout the Business",[6] "Die This Way"[7] and "False Advertisement".[8]

In February 2017, Hopsin confirmed that he was working on his next album and released the single "All Your Fault".[9] The album was rumored to be titled Savageville and was originally scheduled to be released in July 2017, however the album was delayed due to unknown reasons.[10][11]

Music and lyrics[edit]

In an interview with XXL about the direction of the project, Hopsin said that,

"It's an album about pretty much things that have been going on over the past two years in my life. It's a lot of controversial stuff on the album that I'm speaking about, just a lot of heartfelt things, a lot of anger, aggression, sad songs. And then there's some dope songs to vibe out to as well, but it all paints a picture of what's been happening over the past few years in my life and how I've hit, like, a downfall".[12]

Promotion[edit]

Singles[edit]

"The Purge" was released as the lead single from the album on September 22, 2017.[13] The music video for the single received over 6 million views since its release.[14]

"Happy Ending" was released as the album's second single on October 13, 2017, along with an accompanied music video,[15] which portrays him visiting an Asian massage parlor and being given a massage and sex by the Asian women in exchange for money. The music video received backlash as it presented Asian women in a racist and sexist manner, portraying them as being fetishized submissive sex objects, which are common negative stereotypes surrounding Asian women. It was further criticized for making light of a far serious issue, as female sex workers in Asian massage parlors are actually victims of human trafficking and modern day sex slavery.[16][17] The original upload of the music video was removed from YouTube due to nudity.[18]

"Witch Doctor" was released as the album's third single on November 1, 2017.[19] The music video for the single received over 8 million views since its release.[20][21]

"Ill Mind of Hopsin 9" was released as the album's fourth single on November 24, 2017, along with an accompanied music video which has received over 12 million views since its release.[22][23]

Other songs[edit]

The music video for "Panorama City" was released on January 26, 2018.[24][25]

The music video for "Tell'em Who You Got It From" was released on February 20, 2018.[26][27]

Commercial performance[edit]

No Shame debuted at number 42 on the US Billboard 200, with 15,000 album-equivalent units, in its first week.[28][29]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hotel in Sydney"Marcus Hopson6:04
2."Right Here"Hopson4:55
3."Twisted"Hopson4:19
4."Cute in a Suit (Skit)"Hopson1:05
5."All Your Fault (Remix)"Hopson4:57
6."Money on the Side"Hopson4:40
7."I Wouldn't Do That"Hopson4:02
8."Black Sheep" (featuring Eric Tucker)5:16
9."I Must Be On Somethin"Hopson4:16
10."Tell'em Who You Got It From"Hopson5:00
11."The Purge"Hopson3:23
12."Happy Ending"Hopson4:38
13."No Words 2 (Skit)"Hopson2:20
14."Panorama City" (featuring Joey Tee)Hopson4:20
15."Ill Mind of Hopsin 9"Hopson4:58
16."Marcus' Gospel" (featuring Michael Speaks)4:01
17."Witch Doctor"Hopson4:48
Total length:70:22

Track notes

  • "Witch Doctor" does not appear in the physical version of the album.[30]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[31] 37
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[32] 186
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[33] 60
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[34] 2
US Billboard 200[35] 42
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[36] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No Shame by Hopsin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Mansell, Henry (January 3, 2016). "Hopsin Threatens To Leave Funk Volume Following "Issues" With CEO Damien Ritter". HipHopDX. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (March 8, 2016). "Hopsin Finds Freedom After Leaving Funk Volume". HipHopDX. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hopsin Explains Funk Volume Split In "Ill Mind Of Hopsin 8". Revolt. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Hopsin – Chart history - Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Hopsin". Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  6. ^ "Bout the Business - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Die This Way {feat. Matt Black & Joey Tee) - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "False Advertisement - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Hopsin Partakes In "The Purge" In New Song". Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Hopsin Goes In Depth About 2017 Album, Sheds Light on Australia Situation (0:20)". Acton Entertainment. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "Hopsin Partakes In "The Purge" In New Song". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  12. ^ a b Preezy. "Hopsin Bounces Back With 'No Shame' Album After Experiencing a Downfall". XXL. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  13. ^ "The Purge - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Hopsin - The Purge". Hopsintv. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  15. ^ "Happy Ending - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  16. ^ "Rapper Reduces Asian Women to Sex Objects With Incredibly Sexist Music Video". NextShark. October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  17. ^ "There Are No 'Happy Endings' At An Illegal Asian Massage Parlor". NextShark. October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  18. ^ "Hopsin Gets a Happy Ending in New Video". XXL. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  19. ^ "Witch Doctor - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  20. ^ "Hopsin - Witch Doctor". Hopsintv. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  21. ^ "Hopsin Drops 'Witch Doctor Video, Teases 'No Shame' Album". XXL. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  22. ^ "Hopsin - ILL MIND of HOPSIN 9". Hopsintv. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  23. ^ "Hopsin Dives Into His Twisted Psyche On "Ill Mind Of Hopsin 9"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  24. ^ "Hopsin - Panorama City - feat. Joeytee". Hopsintv. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  25. ^ India, Lindsey (January 30, 2018). "Hopsin Brings a Goat to School in Panorama City Video". XXL. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  26. ^ "Hopsin - Tell'em Who You Got it From (Official Music Video)". Hopsintv. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  27. ^ India, Lindsey (February 21, 2018). "Hopsin Releases Emotional Tell'em Who You Got It From Video". XXL. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  28. ^ "Billboard 200 – December 16, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  29. ^ "Hopsin's 'No Shame' Has A Massive First Week on Charts". BWW Music World. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  30. ^ "Hopsin - No Shame (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  31. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  32. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hopsin – No Shame" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  33. ^ "Hopsin Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  34. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  35. ^ "Hopsin Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  36. ^ "Hopsin Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.