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Meet Johnny Hopkins

Today we’d like to introduce you to Johnny Hopkins.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Johnny. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. Beechfield on the southwest side to be exact. I had a pretty wild life. My folks were beefing so i didn’t get to meet my father to where I can remember until i was eleven. Only the universe knows of that was for better or for worse but we always talk about how things could’ve been a lot different. My mom raised me and made sure that i always had what i needed even if that meant she didn’t have something she needed. with the help of other family members. Growing up, I was a knucklehead or so i thought until I got outside and realized my peers were way wilder than me. Baltimore City is one of, if not the worst cities in America so you can imagine even if you stay out the way you see things or end up in situations regardless. It’s destined to happen. I needed a way out and while i was plotting on my degree, I figured I started to rap just for fun and actually wasn’t terrible at it. It quickly turned from a hobby to me having something to say and that’s when i started to really take it serious. I started rapping at 18 years old. At 23 i decided to move to LA to really chase this shit. I hit the ground running when I first moved here i was locked in. July 25th, i got into a brutal accident and if you let the doctors tell it I’m lucky to be alive and not paralyzed. I’m good though! That time i was on bed rest i was just thinking to myself how i really could’ve been gone and how tomorrow is never promised. That just motivated me to go harder and to never take a day for granted. Now I’m locked in just tap into the music and see for yourself!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I took a real leap of faith moving out here. Didn’t know much about the areas, the people, just really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. It has been a learning process for sure, being away from all your family and friends, the culture and environment you’re used to. The cost of living in LA is nuts as well. It has been hard to adapt to that but at the same time it’s Southern California. Before coming out to LA, you can only imagine what’s it’s like. Where I’m from you don’t see g wagons on every corner, houses up in the hills or even palm trees. All of that is foreign to us to when you get here it’s almost like heaven. I’ve had a hard time finding genuine people to help me get where I’m trying to go. I realized that a lot of people here talk that talk but can’t walk that walk, people are willing to do whatever to get the upper hand and will smile in your face while doing you dirty. I guess being from the east coast you appreciate being honest with you even if you don’t like what they’re saying.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
Right now I’m focused on growing my recognition and getting my buzz up. I’ve been promoting this last project i dropped Dec. 27th called “Dear Life”, which is available on all streaming platforms. This is my third and most complete project to date. Has features from multiple artist and a different sound on each track giving it a lot of variety. Go check that out! I have a few shows coming up that i plan on gaining some fans and getting some love. Also, I have visuals that I’m working on dropping soon. I have two other projects as well called “Resolution” and “Nov. 7th”. Resolution can be found on all your streaming platforms and Nov. 7th is my first ever project which can be found on SoundCloud. I would like you to peep the progression over the last 4 years. Im planning on going crazy this year, I’m looking to do more collaborations, shows, visuals, everything!

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I wouldn’t change anything at all to be honest. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and with that being said, I’m where I’m suppose to be and going forward all my successes and failures up to date have been lessons and things to learn from so that i don’t make the same mistakes and i can pass that wisdom into somebody else going through things I’ve been through.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: johnnymfhopkins
  • Twitter: Johnnymfhopkins
  • Other: Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube- Johnny Hopkins

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