Lyrics from Off TonightSan Francisco MC Hopie (real name Kae Hope Ranoa) has been a fixture in the underground hip hop scene since her first release, The Diamond Dame, in 2008, which immediately earned her placement in URB’s Next 1000. After her first release, she put aside music to get her law degree from U.C. Hastings, emerging only to create a t-shirt line with popular Bay Area streetwear brand, Adapt, and perform at Paid Dues 2010. In 2011, Hopie returned to the music scene with two independent albums: Dulce Vita (February 2011) and Raw Gems (September 2011), both produced by The Diamond Dame producer, 6Fingers (Vallejo, CA). Hopie has collaborated with some of the most exciting names in underground hip hop, including MURS, Exile Radio, LuckyIAm, Psalm One, Chuuwee, and Bambu, and has been mentored by and worked closely with Del the Funky Homosapien. Hopie's fourth album, Sugar Water, is slated for release in Fall 2012.