In Hip Hop History Today “Hopsin released Gazing at the Moonlight” October 27, 2009

Gazing at the Moonlight is the debut studio album by hip hop recording artist Hopsin. The album was released on October 27, 2009 by Ruthless Records. The title refers to “Gazing at the Moonlight” hoping and wishing on a dream to come true. This was Hopsin’s only record released with Ruthless Records, to this day its the latest studio album released by Ruthless Records, this album created bitter tension between Ruthless Records and Hopsin due to the lack of promotion and financial compensation for the album, causing Hopsin to diss Ruthless in various songs such as “Sag My Pants”. The album stylistically incorporates elements of horrorcore and the contrast of this pop rap and comedy hip hop, horrorcore can be heard on songs such as “Sexy Cyber”, pop rap can be heard incorporated into the albums various hooks such as “I’m Here” and “Break It Down” and comedy hip hop on “Pans in the Kitchen”. In various interviews Hopsin discourages fans against buying the CD due to the fact its release on Ruthless however although the iTunes edition is widely available, the CD cannot be commonly found in music stores and is considered rare as the physical CD edition costs between $20-30 dollars. Listen to Gazing at the Moonlight above.

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