Hopsin Quits Rap, Moves To Australia: 'This Profession Just Isn't For Me'

Hop is moving on.

Who among us hasn't, at one time or another, just wanted to pack our bags and move across the world? Rarely, though, is it a move that we make -- with responsibilities, routine, and other forces holding us back.

Not Hopsin, though.

Early Wednesday morning (Dec. 17), the rapper announced that he was leaving rap behind and heading to Australia.

"I just wanted to take time out to say I appreciate all of u who have supported my music over these past few years," the California native wrote in a message posted on his social media accounts, accompanied by a photo of him with bags and at the airport. "A Lot of u have told me stories about how I have changed your life. You too have changed mine in ways that u can never imagine."

"Unfortunately, tonight is the night that I am actually moving away to Australia," he continued. "Over the past couple years I have come to conclusion that this profession just isn't for me, so im going to venture out into new areas of life. I will always be an MC at heart, but this rap stuff just isn't for me. I hope Youguys can respect it."

And, overall, it seems like his fervent fanbase did respect the decision. Reactions have been a mixture of encouragement, sadness, bewilderment and gratitude.

As for his record label, Funk Volume, which he co-founded, he said that he signed it over to his business partner, Damien Ritter. Attempts to contact Ritter for comment by MTV News were not returned as of press time.

"I've signed over my half of the funk volume label to my business partner Dame," he wrote. "I also wished Swizzz, Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton good luck in their careers. Thank u all! I'm out."

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