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HOPSIN - Borderline Tour w/ TOKEN
Sun, 30 April 2017, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ADT
April 30 - 8PM - 19+ W/ Valid ID
HOPSIN is finally coming to HALIFAX! With Millions of followers and hundreds of millions of views on his YouTube videos, this guy is a Hip Hop legend who's only just getting started! This Canadian Tour will also feature TOKEN, who is being heralded as the next Eminem!
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 bu...t painless. Stuck in special education classes, Hopsin did not see much of a future in high school. 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. Determined to be one of Southern Cali’s premier MCs Hopsin bought an $8 microphone from Wal-Mart, installed Fruity Loops on his computer, and locked himself in the basement.
Since then Hopsin has headlined over 200+ shows around the world, grew his Facebook page to over 2 Million fans, and racked up millions of YouTube views.
Hopsin released the highly anticipated album, “Knock Madness” in November 2013 and spent 2014 touring in over 100 cities around the globe. 2016 and 2017 have made way for BORDERLINE! The Borderline tour is a one of a kind experience for the music fan. Lights, Video Walls and incredible high energy performances from start to finish!
“I was sitting in my first period precalculus class. I checked my phone and thought I was seeing things. The video had gotten 7,000 views the night before and was up to 100K by the morning. I almost fell out of my chair.” Needless to say, precalc was a wrap for the day.
The video for “No Sucka MCs” earned 17-year-old wunderkind Token his first real burn on the rap blogs. Littered with timely, toothy, subliminal lyrics like “Until the XXL cover will set it up / I’m a junior now, I’ll f*** a freshman up,” the track catapulted Token from provincial problem to national nuisance. Originally submitted to an online rap competition –one of several Token ended up winning– the song has amassed 1.6 million views on YouTube. It was this track that prompted another Massachusetts native who’d gotten his start rhyming, superstar Mark Wahlberg, to take to Twitter and proclaim Token his new favorite rapper.
“No Sucka MCs” also prompted iconic hip-hop tastemaker Sway Calloway to invite Token to spit on his influential Sway in the Morning SiriusXM show. “I rehearsed day and night for Sway,” Token reveals. “I wanted it flawless. And I actually prepared about 11 minutes of material, roughly 250 bars. Then, literally the day before, I got the news that I would have about half that time. I had to chop 11 minutes down to like 6, basically overnight. It was nerve-wracking.” Sway’s cohost Tracy G actually broke down in tears with his verse—the video of which has garnered over a million views in a single 24-hour period, and totals more than 5 million views to date. The internet was set aflame by an apparent rap prodigy. A star was born.