What We’ve Been Waiting For: The Ill Mind of Hopsin 8
The eighth installment of the Ill Mind Saga addresses Hopsin’s falling out with Damien Ritter—the co-owner and CEO of his label Funk Volume.
Their falling out came as a surprise to fans, with Hop posting multiple messages Janurary 2, one reading:
I’ve been having issues with my business partner Damien Ritter. We started this whole FV shit years ago, but this man has all the sudden built up the courage to disrespect me and tell me I don’t work hard when I’ve made him Extremely wealthy over the years from my music. At this point, if he doesn’t leave funk volume, then I will. I’m putting it out there publicly so he knows that it’s fuck him forever. If ur a real Hopsin fan, I need your support right now and I only hope u continue to strongly support me if/when I leave FV. My heart will always rep FV, but as of right now, it’s not home for me as long as Dame is apart of it.
3 days following he posted again, this time confirming the untimely demise of FV, writing:
Funk volume is officially dead now thanks to the monster Damien Ritter. There is nobody else to blame at all. I have officially separated myself from everything and I am fully independent now. It’s very sad but idiots like dame wanna control too Much and now he end up destroying a great fuckin team. Having a crew like FV has been my vision since I was 14 years old and this man just destroyed it. Jarren, Dizzy, Swizzz, Dj Hoppa and I are all still on good terms. They will forever be my brothers and I support them in whatever they do. I will let u guys know the full story soon. You know ama keep it RAW for real. Ain’t no holdin back. Im so sorry to all the FV fans. There’s a brighter future though.
On March 3rd, Hopsin went on social media to announce that he’d be releasing this track on March 8, 2016, this coming as bit of a surprise as he previously stated there’d never be another.