Hopsin has been known to troll in the past -- like when he pretended he was quitting rap and moving to Australia -- so his latest surprising statement may prove to be untrue, but if he's not messing with us, then this is sad news: Funk Volume, the indie label he launched and helped popularize, has met its end.
"Funk volume is officially dead now thanks to the monster Damien Ritter," he wrote on Faceboook, pointing to his business partner and the label's co-founder. "Jarren [Benton], Dizzy [Wright], Swizzz, Dj Hoppa and I are all still on good terms. They will forever be my brothers and I support them in whatever they do. I will let u guys know the full story soon."
Hop began to hint at the label's demise earlier this year:
And unfortunately stressed that it's not a joke:
Around that same time, Hop's FV labelmate, Jarren Benton, said he was leaving the label to go "with Master P to revamp No Limit records," which seemed far-fetched and added to initial thoughts that this may be a practical joke.
Another FVer, Dizzy Wright, confirmed the dissolving of the label on Twitter on Wednesday, too.
Ritter has yet to publicly comment.