“The thing is that I seriously love being on stage – I’m usually at gigs impatiently waiting for my intro – And, I hope that that’s what I bring to the stage. I have a lot of energy, and I love to connect with my crowd. I really want them to feel that I want to be there, and that the performance was for them.” -Hopie
Clearly, music is a male-dominated game; Hip Hop is a male-dominated genre. However, when you have San Francisco’s female emcee, Hopie, on stage… that sh** doesn’t even matter. You’ll become so engrossed/consumed by her– she’ll eat you alive with her sass, whit/intelligence, dope-unique style, and cutting lyrics. Hopie will gobble you up– like a slice of birthday cake, as seen in the”Yummy” video. [See below].
S&D [Sheila]: When was the first time you battled someone & won over a crowd?
Hopie: I can’t tell you when I first won over a crowd, but I can say that one of the most memorable was forever immortalized in my music video for “Yummy”. Although the shrinking, seduction and cake-eating were admittedly minor exaggerations, what, in fact, did happen was that the audience chanted “yummy” until the other rapper gave me the mic. It was one of the defining moments in my career.
Raw Gems Album:
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Dulce Vita Album:
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“Be A Lady”
“Trunk” [The Remixes]
“Space Case” feat. Del The Funkee Homosapien
-Sheila [Supply & Demand, San Francisco]