Undercover Prodigy

Undercover Prodigy is an American independent record label and production company founded by hip hop artist and producer Hopsin.

Undercover Prodigy
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Founded2016 (2016)
FounderHopsin
StatusActive
Distributor(s)300 Entertainment
GenreHip hop
Country of originUnited States
LocationPanorama City, California
Official websiteundercoverprodigy.com

HistoryEdit

Originally intended to be the name of his clothing line announced in late 2014,[1] with the logo being prominently visible in the music video for "Fort Collins" (the final single Hopsin released on Funk Volume),[2] the rapper formally announced Undercover Prodigy as the name of his new independent record label, following his departure from Funk Volume, in early 2016.[3]

Production immediately began on "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8",[4] the next episode in the "Ill Mind of Hopsin" saga.[5] The song was released on March 8, 2016, and details the reasoning behind Hopsin's decision to leave Funk Volume, the issues with Damien "Dame" Ritter, and the status of Undercover Prodigy. It also serves as a diss track towards Ritter. The song peaked at number 21 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which became Hopsin's highest charting single to date.[6] Hopsin's second song under the label, "Bout the Business", was released on April 20, 2016, with the song detailing the vision behind the label, and the direction in which Hopsin would like to take the label in.[7] Hopsin released his third single under the label titled "Die This Way" featuring Matt Black and Joey Tee on May 31, 2016.[8] The following single "False Advertisement" was released on August 26, 2016.[9] On February 20, 2017, Hopsin released his next single titled "All Your Fault".[10]

On September 22, 2017, Hopsin released “The Purge”. It was released as the lead single from his fifth studio album tilted No Shame. The following single, "Happy Ending", was released on October 13, 2017, along with an accompanied music video which was removed from YouTube due to nudity.[11] In the same month, Hopsin confirmed in an interview that he signed a distribution deal with 300 Entertainment.[12][13] On November 1, 2017, Hopsin released the single "Witch Doctor" and announced the release date for No Shame. The album was released on November 24, 2017.[14]

DiscographyEdit

Artist Album Album details
Hopsin No Shame
(released with 300 Entertainment)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Undercover Prodigy". 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Hopsin - Fort Collins ft. Dizzy Wright (Official Video)". 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Hopsin Exposes The Dark Side Of Funk Volume & Damien Ritter". 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "ILL Mind of Hopsin 8". 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8 - Single". 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Hopsin – Chart history - Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Hopsin". Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Bout the Business - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Die This Way {feat. Matt Black & Joey Tee) - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  9. ^ "False Advertisement - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  10. ^ "All Your Fault - Single by Hopsin on Apple Music". Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "Hopsin Gets a Happy Ending in New Video". XXL. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  12. ^ "Hopsin talks 300 Deal, Keys To Success, more! [Interview]". Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  13. ^ "Hopsin Signs to 300 Entertainment, Premieres New Video 'Witch Doctor': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  14. ^ "Hopsin Drops 'Witch Doctor Video, Teases 'No Shame' Album". XXL. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  15. ^ "No Shame by Hopsin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  16. ^ "Hopsin - Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.