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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Los Angeles rapper self-produced his third studio release featuring guest appearances from Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, G-Mo Skee, Passionate MC, SwizZz, and Tech N9ne.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    80
    Third time’s the charm for horrorcore rapper Hopsin, as the angry and often awful character balances his aggressive, violent vocal style with more pop and approachable music during the rewarding Knock Madness.
  2. Dec 5, 2013
    80
    Knock Madness is indeed a stepping stone album, one that can only produce even better music in the future.
  3. Dec 5, 2013
    70
    Knock Madness works best when Hopsin is either angrily fighting or humorously poking fun at some sort of ludicrosity.
  4. Dec 5, 2013
    70
    Die-hard Funk Volume supporters get everything they want and more with Knock Madness.... But casual fans and savvier listeners may ultimately find Hop’s latest frustrating.
  5. Dec 5, 2013
    60
    In order to continue to excel, he needs to move past the solipsistic and look outward. He raps better when he does.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    10
    Okay before you DARE even think about bashing Hopsin, you have to look at the mainstream TRASH that comes out these days. It's not a perfect album (especially jungle bash...that sucked some camel but its damn close. RAW is the perfect album, but this one definitely gives RAW a run for its money. Hopsin raps from the heart and deserves much more than these people that get high and practically get their cats to piss on paper and try to pass it off as rap. Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2013
    10
    Really great album! Preferred it to RAW and this shows his more personal and emotional side. People who hate this album probably didn't give it a proper chance. Well done Hopsin! Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2013
    10
    Knock Madness shows an interesting contrast in Hopsin's life. While contains the goofy rapper bashing Hop we all know, it also has songs that show a different Hopsin. I think this was his first album to truly show his internal struggle as a rapper. I personally like the direction he seems to be heading in rap. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2014
    6
    The album is not bad. While it did not meet my expectations, I still enjoyed listening to it. If a few select tracks were removed from the album, Knock Madness would be much more enjoyable. Expand
  5. Dec 15, 2013
    3
    It makes me sick to see "Knock Madness" rated a single point below the Marshall Mathers LP. How can an artist like Hopsin, who takes Eminem's personality, beats, flow, EVERYTHING, be ranked nearly as high as the man he copies? His lines are at times so corny I can't listen I.E. "Im the like I slithered in poop", and his Chorus' are trash. Eminem's weakest part of his game are chorus', so Hopsin couldn't have been above Mediocre in the best circumstances. On top of all that, his "Im the nice guy so feel bad for me" image is anyting but respectable. I have no respect for nice guys who feel like their lives suck because the world hates them, not because they're boring, rude, and obnoxious.

    Overall, he really isn't terrible, but people need to hop off his D, just because he's the only underground rapper they know.
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  6. Feb 13, 2014
    0
    This is a terrible album... hopsin is basically a carbon copy of eminem and knock madness is very boring to listen to. i would not recommend this album to anyone even Hopsin fans. go listen to Raw instead Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2013
    0
    I couldn't sit through this garbage... This sounds exactly the same as his previous attempts at making music. He still can't do it. Just quit. Ok bye.

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