Teen Memphis Riser Hopout Shawn Strikes a “Pose” With YTB Fatt in New Video Single
“Pose” Will Appear on 17, Shawn’s Upcoming Debut Project, Coming Later This Month
A Charismatic Sparkplug Who Is Building Buzz in His Hometown, Earning Notice From Tay Keith, Pooh Shiesty, Finesse2tymes, and More, Hopout Shawn Looks to Forge His Own Path Through Memphis
“10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now…His most recent single, “Got Off,” is his most convincing track yet. Over a trunk–rattling bassline and a dark piano melody, Hopout Shawn rides the beat for two minutes, letting the buoyancy of the production carry his voice.” – Audiomack
“Shawn’s bulletproof verses speak to living life on the edge.” – Dirty Glove Bastard
Hopout Shawn‘s slick Southern smack talk has earned the attention of some of the most notable names in his region. The Memphis rapper takes the next step with “Pose,” his new single and music video. Defined by a creeping piano bassline and swirling arpeggios, “Pose” is a loud-and-clear message from Shawn to the rest of the rap game, as he snaps a series of aspirational flexes that allude to big things in his future: “Finessin still scratchin’, rappin’, trappin’, got my pockets swole/Can’t wait til I get rich, now I’m goin’ where nobody knows,” spits Shawn. “Pose” will appear on Seventeen, Shawn’s upcoming debut mixtape, coming later this month.
The new song welcomes a guest appearance from BreadGang rapper YTB Fatt, another of a growing list of regional stars who have co-signed the young artist. The video showcases Hopout Shawn in his element, further establishing the 17-year-old as one of his city’s most exciting young stars. Filmed backstage at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, during the first date on Moneybagg Yo’s “Larger Than Life Tour,” Shawn and Fatt mob backstage with a crew of notable individuals from the Memphis rap scene, including BreadGang’s Big Homiie G, and star of BMF on Starz, Lil Meech.
Though he’s only been making music for a year, the 17-year-old Hopout Shawn has already made major strides on the road to rap stardom. Shawn started buzzing in the Bluff City streets earlier this year with a string of loose singles, which included the breakout “2023” ft. DracBaby (550k YouTube views), and the sinister “Get Off” (200k YouTube views), mentioned in Audiomack’s “10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now” (June 2023) playlist. His country-fried confidence and neck-snapping delivery drew attention from Memphis heavyweights like Pooh Shiesty, Finesse2tymes, and Tay Keith, among others, and led to collaborations with PGF Nuk, on “Switches” (561k views), and fellow Memphis riser Action Pack on the recent banger “SRT.” Most recently, Shawn highlighted his performance chops with a BoxedIn Freestyle on Wikid Films.
With Seventeen on the way, which shows off Shawn’s talent and connects him with other notable street names, Hopout Shawn is ready to turn heads. Stay tuned for much more from the young rapper as the year moves on.
Watch “Pose” ft. YTB Fatt: https://hopoutshawn.lnk.to/Posevid
Stream “Pose” ft. YTB Fatt: https://hopoutshawn.lnk.to/Pose
Credit: Zay Maverick
“SRT” ft. Action Pack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_nJDGMtTHw