Depression, Anxiety, Poor Self Esteem, Self Doubt, Suicidal Ideations…
These are all major problems in our society. Hopsin’s newest release, “Alone With Me” shows that, even with all his successes and accolades and all his devoted fans, he is not immune to these problems. Hop goes deep down into a dark region of his mind and vents out all the frustrations he has about himself. It takes a brave man to pour his fears and deepest emotions out on a track and share with millions of people and I think I speak for the millions of Hop’s supporters when i say, we thank you for giving us the opportunity to know you better.
So how’s the rap life?
Do people enjoy your music?
Or you still spitting that bullshit to destroy the youth with?
Be honest, you live in the shadow of Joyner Lucas (Oh-oh)
You jealous? I know that you are, my point is proven
Fuck happened to you?
You was spittin’ so cold, you was the Ill Mind of Hopsin on the list with the GOATs
Then you fell off, you should’ve took a different approach (Aw)
I hate to say it, but you’ll never be like Kendrick or Cole, nigga
It’s fucked up, that isn’t fair, Marcus
I’m hoping that God will answer your prayers, Marcus
But even if he does the chances are rare that you’ll have hands in the air headlining Madison Square Garden
Nigga put the mic’ down, don’t you fight this fight
‘Cause you the corny rapper only weird white kids like
So every time the blogs post you, the comments gon’ roast you
I would rather be dead than be caught livin’ in your shoesHopsin “Alone With Me
Now, weeks ago Hop released a social media video where he said that his newest music is from a dark part of his life that he has left behind. Maybe this is part of his therapy. Maybe this is what makes him feel better about himself. I certainly hope it is and this song is not a representation of where Hop is mentally at this point.
This song proves that these problems can happen to anybody, anywhere, at anytime no matter how successful or famous that person may be. Big ups to you Hopsin for dealing with your dangerous thoughts in a constructive and helpful way. Maybe someone out there somewhere will hear this and realize they are not alone, and that mental health crises can happen to absolutely anyone. Maybe this person will seek help or find their own way to deal with these emotions productively. Maybe hearing this will save someones life.
Maybe this song saved Hops life…
To anyone dealing with thoughts of self harm and/or suicidal ideations. Please know that you are not alone and there are many groups and people who are willing and make it their life’s mission to help you through these dark days. Please, please call any of these numbers or visit these sites and you will be connected with a mental health professional.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357): SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255 – The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
- NAMI – https://www.nami.org/Home – the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.