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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.
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  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
    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.
  4. Dec 5, 2013
    70
    Knock Madness works best when Hopsin is either angrily fighting or humorously poking fun at some sort of ludicrosity.
  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 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  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 perfectOkay 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 giveReally 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 10, 2013
    9
    If you're willing to look past some of the quite annoying and badly executed hooks on Knock Madness, you're definitely in for a rollerIf you're willing to look past some of the quite annoying and badly executed hooks on Knock Madness, you're definitely in for a roller coaster ride. Hopsin gives you a look into his life and the way he looks at certain things, whether that would be another rapper or politics, in a clever and sometimes aggressive manner. It is nowhere near a perfect album, but it showcases Hopsin's incredible skills as an MC. One can only hope Hopsin is willing to collaborate with a decent singer and maybe a couple of other producers to create a project in the future, where there won't be anything as annoying as some of the hooks on this record. Expand
  4. May 2, 2015
    5
    Hopsin is definitely not the underrated intellectual he imagines him self as.

    His hooks are corny as hell and nothing he says is actually
    Hopsin is definitely not the underrated intellectual he imagines him self as.

    His hooks are corny as hell and nothing he says is actually INTERESTING. Some of his bars will make you laugh but not in the sense that he actually told a clever joke, it's like saying a joke in a kids movie.

    The production is decent and Hopsin can actually rhyme.

    If Hopsin wants to listen to his cringey, fanatical fans and continue to make his music (without realizing it) to the lowest common denominator then fine; not interested MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
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  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'sIt 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. Aug 16, 2014
    0
    Knock madness is by far one of the worst albums I've heard in my life, it's so full of corn, so cringe-worthy, the production is sub-par, theKnock madness is by far one of the worst albums I've heard in my life, it's so full of corn, so cringe-worthy, the production is sub-par, the singing is the worst I've heard all of my life, the delivery is so bad, the flow is meh, lyrics are sub-par.
    Not a good project at all
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  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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