There are only a few artists out there who can write their own lyrics, perform the song, produce the track and also direct the music video. That is the unique touch Hopsin brings into the industry of music, and the story behind Hopsin’s new single “Picasso.”
After teasing the new single on Instagram on May 7th, Hopsin released the single “Picasso” along with the music video on May 8, 2019. Hopsin also released an album artwork on Instagram which looks to be a drawing of himself in the signature artistry style of the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. In the music video, towards the end, we see Hopsin attempting to draw himself and not having success.
The music video for “Picasso” by Hopsin covers a wide array of topics. The video starts off with Hopsin waking up on his bed with three models in their underwear. Hopsin is then helped to his head band by his butler. Hopsin walks to the window to see the famous Hollywood sign on fire and he starts spitting his bars.
Throughout the song, Hopsin goes on about how he is unmoved by other’s opinions and he will continue to do what satisfies him; “Y’all wishin’ I would try nicer raps/Sorry, I ain’t got the right mind for that.”
Watch the music video below.
Hopsin also talks about the new “wave of fans” who are much more inclined towards mumble and Bop music. And the equation to popularity in the entertainment industry has become to overdose on the popular anti-anxiety medicine-Xanax and show off at some red carpet.
Pablo Picasso is one of the most gifted artists of the 20th Century. His works have caused paradigm shifts in the art world and are renowned for artistic movements such as Cubism and Surrealism. For the ordinary eye, Pablo Picasso’s drawings may seem bizarre at best. However, when you delve deeper, you realize the meaning behind each brush stroke on the canvas. Hopsin might be trying to say the same about his life and music when he calls himself “Picasso.”
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Full Lyrics to “Picasso” by Hopsin