“The only pleasure we get from you is when you shut up and open your mouth,” Hopsin spews at women in his loathsome new single “False Advertisement.
This song genuinely fucking offended me. And I’m a white male so it should be impossible to offend me.
On “False Advertisement”, Hopsin sounds like every rape-y, sexually frustrated dude pointing the finger anywhere but inward for the lack of quality women in his life. His hypocrisy on the track is mind-boggling, as he insists to his female audience, “I have so much to give you” before arriving at a refrain that consists of him screaming “hoe, shut the fuck up!” and “these hoes better quit it” over and over at the top of his lungs.
I am not currently taking up residence inside Hopsin’s head (thank GOD), but here’s the essence of what he’s trying to say here: (some) girls are vain, money-grubbing sluts who will do anything to gain status – including degrade themselves sexually and date old rich white guys – while poor Hopsin is left with blue balls. The music video even features an old rich white guy applying sunscreen to a hot model’s back while she lays on the beach, as if that somehow proves Hopsin’s point.
The infantile mindset behind this song is so fucking pathetic. In reality, I think Hopsin just needs a hug, but attacking women in such a vicious, belligerent fashion without holding yourself accountable is inexcusable.
In fairness, any man who has ever pursued a woman has experienced some degree of Hopsin’s frustration – it’s inevitable during the early development of the Hoe Radar, before a man has learned to identify and seek out quality sexual partners. But either way, throwing a temper tantrum and telling a girl to “go cry some tears in your tear bag” is not how you respond to it. Oh, and Hopsin is in his 30s. Just thought I should mention that.
What infuriates me is Hopsin’s refusal to take responsibility for his own twisted misogyny. I’ll never try and claim that shallow and manipulative women don’t exist –spend 30 seconds at any bar in America and you’ll bump into one – but as one half of the sexual equation it is up to YOU to wade through the chlamydia-infested bimbos and locate the higher caliber girls. If you only spend your time chasing materialistic whores, how exactly do you expect that to color your perception of women? And since Hopsin lacks the self-awareness or insight to admit his own mistakes and correct them, he instead opts to be bitter and hateful, lashing out with lyrics that are as childish as they are hostile.
And no, the “nice guys finish last” doctrine (or “Good Guys Get Left Behind” as Marcus himself put it on Knock Madness) does not apply here, especially when Hopsin is literally encouraging parental abuse with the following words of wisdom: “you need a belt to that ass, if I was your daddy that’s probably what I would do”.
As for the song itself, the production has a pretty standard trap sound with a bunch of rapid fire 808 hi hats shoved WAY up in the mix, and Hopsin’s flow actually brings to mind the same Atlanta rappers he mocked on his “No Words” skit last year. But the music is not the issue here. The issue is the pitiful misogyny that this track not only co-signs but encourages at the expense of any thoughtful or constructive insight. I can actually feel myself growing less self-aware and more chauvinistic as Hopsin unloads these hateful words at me. I can only imagine how a woman feels.
I guess go ahead and listen to “False Advertisement” if you’re in the market for a cheap self-esteem boost – after all, at least you’re not a 31-year-old man who’s still seething about the pussy he didn’t get in high school. And if you DO fit that description, please start taking some goddamn responsibility.