When: Sat., Oct. 31, 8:30 p.m. 2015
Before he dropped the badass contemporary hip-hop parody track “No Words” earlier this month, LA rapper Hopsin was mostly known as a kind of forerunner to Tyler, the Creator’s growling, horrorcore style. Part gangster rap, part shock-value shit-show, Hopsin’s catalog, which stretches back to 2001, is hamstringed by its inconsistency and reputation as narrowly niched. However, when it comes to the best rappers to catch on Halloween night, Hopsin has to be at the top of that list. And, when he really hits his mark, Hopsin’s got lyrical chops and twisted imagination enough to best most any rapper.