Hopsin Threatens to Leave Funk Volume Due to ‘Having Issues’ With CEO Damien Ritter
Hopsin, a respected lyricist and indie rapper, has threatened to leave Funk Volume, a label he started seven years ago. According to missives he wrote on various social media accounts, the California rhymer is not happy with how he’s being treated by his business partner and the label’s co-founder Damien Ritter.
On his Instagram account, Hopsin lays down his grievance with Ritter. He writes, "I've been having issues with my business partner Damien Ritter. We started this whole FV s--- years ago, but this man has all the sudden built up the courage to disrespect me and tell me I don't work hard when I've made him Extremely wealthy over the years from my music. At this point, if he doesn't leave funk volume, then I will."
The 30-year-old rapper urged his fan to continue to support him as he embarks on his new journey as a solo artist. "If ur a real Hopsin fan, I need your support right now and I only hope u continue to strongly support me if/when I leave FV. My heart will always rep FV, but as of right now, it's not home for me as long as Dame is apart of it."
Hopsin further extended his vitriol to Ritter on his Facebook page, writing, "F--- Damien Ritter. This man is the death of funk volume. Some people are just too difficult to work with. I may possibly be walking away from Funk Volume soon, unless Damien Ritter decides to leave."
Hopsin and Ritter started Funk Volume back in 2009. The successful indie label has expanded its roster to include talented lyricists like Jarren Benton, Dizzy Writing, SwizZz and DJ Hoppa.
Ritter has not yet responded to Hopsin' threats and accusations. Read Hopsin's messages above and below.