Hopsin streams Pound Syndrome, tours (2015)

Funk Volume’s Hopsin returns today, Friday July 24, with his new album Pound Syndrome.  “It’s all just dope Hip Hop,” he says of the LP in a recent interview. “That’s pretty much what I was going for. It’s not like a themed album where it has a storyline or anything like that. It’s just dope songs, but they all kind of fit together.”  The new album is a follow-up to 2013’s Knock Madness and what he sees as a fresh start.  “It’s just an album that I kind of wanted to redeem myself on from my last album because I didn’t like it.”

Led by the singles “Crown Me” and “Fly,” the 14-track, self-contained album was produced, written and engineered by the 2012 XXL Freshman Classmen with the only his Funk Volume family Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and SwizZz making guest appearances.   On looking within to create the album, Hopsin explains, “I took a lot more time and studied everything when it comes to mixing and mastering, different plug-ins to use and I just kinda wanted to step my game up on that side of making music.  I took a year of just learning and sitting with other producers and everything, asked them questions and just trying to step my game up.”
To coincide with the release, Hopsin has released a new, sci-fi themed visual for the album intro, “The Pound” which is directed by Matt Alonzo.
WATCH “THE POUND”: https://youtu.be/rDJmmKER9tE Pound Syndromeis available for purchase on iTunes at http://flyt.it/poundsyndrome and traditional retailers, or at www.myfunkvolume.com.
This fall, the Funk Volume co-founder will launch a 51-date tour with label mates Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa who also released new material this year.  The tour, presented by HipHopTV and Funk Volume, kicks off on Tuesday September 8 in San Diego and loops back with a finale in Los Angeles on Saturday November 7.  Routing can be found at www.myfunkvolume.com/tour and below:
9/8        San Diego, CA              Observatory North Park
9/9        Santa Cruz, CA              The Catalyst
9/10      Sacramento, CA            Ace of Spades
9/11      Bend, OR                      Midtown Ballroom
9/12      Portland, OR                 Roseland Theater
9/15      Spokane, WA                Knitting Factory Concert House
9/16      Seattle, WA                   Showbox SoDo
9/17      Boise, ID                      Knitting Factory Concert House
9/18      Salt Lake City, UT          The Complex
9/19      Denver, CO                   Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
9/20      Denver, CO                   Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
9/21      Billings, MT                   Babcock Theatre
9/22      Bismarck, ND                Bismarck Civic Center
9/23      Rapid City, SD              Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
9/24      Sioux Falls, SD             The District
9/25      Milwaukee, WI               Tumer Hall Ballroom
9/26      Minneapolis, MN           The Cabooze
9/28      Madison, WI                  Majestic Theatre
9/29      Des Moines, IA             7 Flags Event Center
9/30      Omaha, NE                   Sokol Auditorium
10/1      Wichita, KS                   The Cotillion
10/2      St. Louis, MO                The Pageant
10/3      Columbia, MO               The Blue Note
10/4      Chicago, IL                   Concord Music Hall
10/6      Grand Rapids, MI          The Intersection
10/7      Detroit, MI                     TBA
10/8      Cincinnati, OH               Bogart’s
10/9      Cleveland, OH               Agora Theater
10/10    Columbus, OH              Park Street Saloon
10/12    Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar
10/13    New York, NY               Irving Plaza
10/15    Worcester, MA              The Palladium
10/16    Howell, NJ                    Gamechangerworld
10/17    Reading, PA                 Reverb
10/18    Philadelphia, PA            Theatre of the Living Arts
10/21    Atlanta, GA                   Center Stage
10/22    Gainesville, FL              The Venue
10/23    Orlando, FL                   The Beacham
10/24    Fort Lauderdale, FL       Revolution Live
10/26    Birmingham, AL             Zydeco
10/27    Baton Rouge, LA           Varsity Theatre
10/28    Houston, TX                  Warehouse Live – Ballroom
10/29    Austin, TX                     TBA
10/31    San Antonio, TX            Alamo City Music Hall
11/1      Dallas, TX                     The Bomb Factory
11/2      Tulsa, OK                      Cain’s Ballroom
11/3      Albuquerque, NM          Sunshine Theater
11/4      Tucson, AZ                   Rialto Theatre
11/5      Phoenix, AZ                  The Pressroom
11/6      Santa Ana, CA              The Observatory
11/7      Los Angeles, CA           Microsoft Theater @ LA Live
Catch Hopsin each Monday on TNT’s crime drama Murder in the First starring Taye Diggs.