Diggin’ Through the Crates: Hopsin “Lunch Time Cypher”

Artist: Hopsin – (lyric by Passionate MC)

Song: “Lunch Time Cypher”

Album: Knock Madness (2013)

Lyric: “I got foreign objects/That’ll get you capped in America (Captain America) like Marvel Comics”

Character Reference/Meaning:

I pledge allegiance to the panels of the united comic book universe, and to the trade paper backs for which it stands, thousands of dimensions, under Stan Lee, assembled, with fun and justice (Batman voice) for all. In this song, brought to us by Hopsin in his third studio album, Knock Madness, he wants to kick it old school and send us back to a place where we all use to gather around the lunch table in high school and spit a cypher. Remember what I told you all week one, all nerds grow up to be rappers, so if you were reading comics at your lunchroom table instead of freestyle rapping, your career in Hip Hop is still possible.

Case in point, Passionate MC, who brought us this gangsta-nerdy lyric, which by the way isn’t his only comic book reference in this song. Captain America is a character that stands for freedom, and equality for everyone. He believes what is right should be held in the highest regard over anything else, even over himself. He stands up for more than just the American people and he would even go through crazy extremes to protect what is right. I don’t want to be that dude on the internet that spoils stuff about cool things, so if you are interested in knowing what these crazy extreme things are check out Captain America Vol. 5 #25. Based upon this lyric, I can only guess that Passionate MC knows about Captain America #25. It’s probably what he was reading during lunch (March 2007). With the new Captain America: The Winter Solider movie coming out April 4, 2014 we are going to get to see our star spangled hero in action once again. With the addition of several characters, namely Falcon and The Winter Soldier we are going to get a deeper look into Captain America A.K.A Steve Rodger’s life.

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Evan Lowe

Don’t make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I’m ANGRY! Just kidding, puny humans. My name is Evan. I love the Hulk. Public servant by day and a nerd by night, I enjoy comic books, searching for infinity gems, and I love Hip-Hop. And remember, we are all heroes in our own right.

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