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Yelawolf – F.A.S.T. Ride (Official Video)


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The chaotic drum & bass that haunts Yelawolf’s “F.A.S.T. Ride” is a return to form for the Alabama spitter. Produced by Supahot Beats, Yela steers around the moody synths and country gumbo spitting more aggressive and hungry. It’s slowly starting to match the tempo of “Way Out”, making his Trunk Muzik Returns tape due March 14th.

A$AP Rocky’s Debut Album Track Listing.


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A$AP Rocky has unveiled the tracklisting for his forthcoming new album ‘LongLiveA$AP’, revealing a host of guest stars, including Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine, Drake and Kendrick Lamar.  The record will be released on January 15, 2013, and also features appearances from Santigold, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Pharrell.  However, the record will not feature ‘Ridin” – his collaboration with Lana Del Rey that was pulled from the KickDrums’ recent mixtape.

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The New York hip-hop star was originally due to release ‘LongLiveA$AP’ in September of this year but rescheduled the release date to October 31. He then subsequently shelved the release until 2013 after revealing that the mastering of the record was taking longer than expected, due to his refusal to back down over clearing any of the samples used on the LP.  Explaining the delay, Rocky said: “The issue with my album is I got things on it that’s so out of this world that it’s taking so long to get mastered. That’s the issue, and I refuse to take anything off. It’s complete, everything is being mastered and cleared right now. Its just so hard to get things cleared, because you got to find people to clear samples.”

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The ‘LongLiveA$AP’ tracklisting is:

‘Long Live A$AP’
‘Goldie’
‘PMW’ (All I Really Need) feat. Schoolboy Q
‘LVL’
‘Hell’ feat Santigold
‘Pain OverDoz’
‘Fuckin’ Problems’ feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
‘Wild For The Night’
‘1Train’ feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T.
‘Fashion’
‘Phoenix’
‘Suddenly’
‘Pretty Flaco’ (Remix) feat. Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame & Pharrell
‘Ghetto Symphony’ feat. Gunplay & A$AP Ferg
‘Ticket’
‘Like I’m Apart’ feat. Florence Welch
‘Purple Swag’ (Remix)

Travis Barker & Yelawolf – Whistle Dixie


Yelawolf and Travis Barker are back in action with the official music video to their collaboration single ‘Whistle Dixie.’ When Shady Records rapper Yelawolf and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker announced they would be teaming up for a joint album, fans knew they were in for a treat.  With the release date creeping closer, the two have been teaming up to leak the tracks to help promote the project. Recently the two teamed up for the official visuals to ‘Push Em,’ and this week we have the official visuals for ‘Whistle Dixie.’ Danny Trejo stars in Barker and Yela’s latest video, which takes on plenty of Halloween inspiration to celebrate the holiday. The two will be officially dropping the ‘Psycho White’ EP in just a few weeks on November 13th. Watch Yelawolf and Travis Barker in action below in the official music video for ‘Whistle Dixie.’

Yelawolf’s Next Album.


Shady Record’s new kid on the block did pretty well with his freshman album, selling about 40,000 units in the first week.  In the spirit of a true hustler, he’s already begun conceptualizing his next album, and takes some time to talk about it in the video below.  Check the method.

Yelawolf – Marijuana


Check out the new video by Yelawolf directed by Figz and Yela titled simply ‘Marijuana’.

 

Yelawolf – Rack City (Freestyle).


The official ‘Rack City’ remix dropped recently featuring T.I., Fabolous, and Young Jeezy, but Shady Records’ own Yelawolf hopped on a freestyle verse.  Check the method out above.

 

Eminem & Yelawolf Talk About Race In Hip Hop.


Check out a small excerpt from the Vibe magazine article with Eminem and his newest artist Yelawolf.

Eminem, what advice do you offer, if any, on being scrutinized for being a white rapper. Do you guys ever talk about race in that way?

Eminem: We make jokes about it, but I don’t think we talk about it in depth. As I was listening to his music, I am not even thinking about any of that shit. It’s just the music. That’s one of the things that’s great about it. I’m not even thinking about it when I hear the music.
Yelawolf: We do poke fun of it because it’s funny. Like, he calls me White Dog.

Oh, you called him that on the BET Awards Cypher. I didn’t realize it was an ongoing joke?
EM: Yeah, or Beige Sheep. [Laughs]
YW: Cracker Nuts. Whatever, I think it’s kinda unspoken.
EM: We deal with it enough as it is. So now, let’s make music.
YW: Let’s make great records. At the end of the day, that’s all there is to do.

Yelawolf Talks ‘Radioactive’.


Spitting isn’t the only way Yelawolf can engage folks when he has a mic in his hands.  He recently stepped up to the stage at his listening party, and talked about his debut album Radioactive, Eminem, and his collab with ‘Gangsta Boo’.  Check the method below.

Yelawolf’s Album Cover For ‘Radioactive’.


Many people, country bumpkins and city folk alike have been on the lookout for the down south phenomenon Yelawolf’s first studio LP under the Shady Records banner.  The album art was released earlier today, along with a statement from Yelawolf about the recent delay of his album’s release.  “I needed to add some important finishing touches to the album which resulted in the new release” said Yelawolf. “I have some surprises in store for the fans that have to be seen before the album comes out.  It’s definitely worth the wait.”

Yelawolf ft. Lil Jon – Hard White (Up In The Club).


What happens when you take a gutter, down south club filled with people, god-like ass slapping, an inflatable pool full of dirty water, Lil Jon, a slow motion camera, two hot chicks wrestling, a white guy with half his head shaved, and tons of drinks?  You’d either have the most random fiasco ever, or the new Yelawolf video featuring Lil Jon.   A backwoods night club and some incredible videography sets the backdrop for what I think is one of the more memorable videos of the year.  For some reason, I’m completely infatuated with this video.  From all the slow motion shots, to the two half naked chick’s fighting, to the raw look-and-feel that sets this video apart from many others to drop in 2011, this one is one of my personal favorites.  Oh, and wait till the end of the video to see the most epic ass-slap ever in life.

Yelawolf x Driver: San Francisco.


As a fan of all things street racing, I was juiced to find out that the Driver franchise was claiming stake in my current city of residence San Francisco.  The trailers, vehicle list, and locations all got me excited, but after finding out that Yelawolf was releasing a single for the game, I started looking forward to the soundtrack.  Check out a behind the scenes look at the Wolf man talking about the single.

Yelawolf’s Tour Bus Designs.


It’s a peculiar thing to know the thought process behind something you may not pay too much attention to (like WHY the colors for McDonalds are red and yellow).  But as a graphic designer, its your job to have a reason for every single detail in the work you put out.  Seeing the Brisk ‘Bodega’ video of Yelawolf and Tristan Eaton discussing the dope effects on Yela’s tour bus reminded me of that.  It’s one thing just to design the pictures on the side of a bus, but its something entirely different to create a fully functioning concept that becomes logical, memorable, and much more entertaining that you’d expect.  Check the method below.

Yela-Vision.


As many folks may already know, the once underground emcee Yelawolf signed with Shady earlier in the year.  Now that he’s out of the south, he’s all over the world, and his video blog proves just that.  Yela-Vision’s most recent post is essentially just random home made video from the road of everything from women, to the scenery, to the food, to just fooling around (even some subliminal shots of his boys caught sleeping on the trip.)  But it just goes to show how much fun friends can have on a road trip… Even tho Yela’s road trip was paid for by Eminem and company.  Check out his ‘Road To France’ below.

Yelawolf, CyHi Da Prynce & Dose Bumrush Chamillion​aire In The Studio.


After Yelawolf, Cyhi Da Prynce and new Def Jam signee Dose run up on an unsuspecting Chamillionaire in the studio, Yela decides to spill the beans on his first official single, “Gangster of Love”.

Slaughterhouse Interview.


Hardknock TV recently put out an exclusive in-depth interview with all four members of Slaugherhouse (‬Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9″)‪. In part 1 of this interview Nick Huff Barili asks ‬Slaughterhouse about the new album and if they are looking to make it more introspective than their previous group album, which was extremely lyrical but lacked some of the more personal insight that made them stand out as solo artists. All four members said that you can expect a lot more personal material in the album and that you have to keep in mind that their previous album had to be done in 6 days with a stripped down budget.

XXL Freshmen Roundtable Discussion.


XXL recently held a round-table discussion with the 2011 Freshmen.  They discussed everything from their views on the industry to the way the internet has effected their careers.  Check all 3 parts of the discussion out below.

Eminem ft. Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf.


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Tons of people have been clambering for a listen of the new Shady Records 2.0, and the material that they’ll be putting out now that Eminem is their captain.  As it stands, both Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf are already exceptional artists as it is, but when you throw Em into the mix, everything switches up.  So take a listen to the track “2.0 Boys” from Em, Slaughterhouse, and Yelawolf.  Click the pic to hear the song.

Freshman Class of 2011.


Over the last few years, XXL’s “Freshman Class” has become a list to watch for among hip-hop fans. The highly anticipated 2011 grads have finally been revealed. Usually, it’s 10, but this year the long-running mag chose 11.  Although the cover leaked nearly a month ago, the official list was just this week.  The 11 rappers XXL thinks you should watch are: Lil Twist, CyHi Da Prynce, Big K.R.I.T., Meek Mill, Diggy Simmons, Kendrick Lamar, Fred the Godson, Lil B, Mac Miller, Yelawolf, and YG.  “This year, during the selection process, we spotted a problem: In the past, some years had been hard getting the list up to 10; in 2011, the difficulty was getting the number down to 10,” the mag said.  “We realized we had more new rap talent to pick from for the 2011 Freshman class than previous years. So we decided to make an exception and chose an extra Freshman this year, because it was clear that 10 just wouldn’t be enough.”

Some of the names on the list could be considered a grade level higher than freshman, but each are definitely deserving of being called the “next” artists to make impacts — some are already doing just that though.  Yelawolf had quite a big 2010. After dropping Trunk Muzik and Trunk Muzik 0-60, the rapper capped off the year by inking a solo deal with Eminem’s Shady Records.  Lil B is an eccentric native of the Bay Area, who started as a member of a group called The Pack. However, over the past year, he’s embraced a weird swag about himself, stirring up things online, via random tweets, and building such a following in the digital world that it could not be denied. He’s invented a new sub-genre of music he calls Based Music. What is it? We still don’t know.

Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. made numerous year-end Top 10 lists, following the release of two popular mixtapes, and appearances alongside Curren$y’s debut Pilot Talk, and Wiz Khalifa’s uber-popular mixtape, Kush and Orange Juice.  Compton rapper, YG, broke out with his smash single, “Toot It and Boot It,” and even managed to nab heavy hitters for the official remix, such as Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and E-40. He’s got to be doing something right?  Mac Miller is a white rapper hailing from Pittsburgh, and signed to Rostrum Records, which also boasts Wiz Khalifa. He’s built a fan base online, thanks to the release of two mixtapes in 2010, and constant touring.  Kendrick Lamar, well, he’s been grinding hard over the past few years, becoming a mainstay on hip-hop biggest audio blogs. But, it was Dr. Dre who reached out and co-signed him that helped other fans get hip to the young rapper and his music. There’s no question Dre can pick talent, so pay attention.

Lil Twist, well, he’s from Weezy’s camp, so people are becoming more and more familiar with him. CyHi Da Prynce has gotten more and more shine, thanks his constant hustle, and re-emergence of Kanye West.  Meek Mill just inked a deal with Rick Ross, who has been touted him as the future. Fred the Godson is a Bronx rapper showing a little bit of that New York hustle.  As for Diggy Simmons, well, he had a good start by having Rev. Run as his father and appearing on “Run’s House,” but people were skeptical at first upon hearing that he was pursuing a rap career. However, once hearing a few tracks, you couldn’t deny his skills. He inked a solo deal with Atlantic Records and is currently preparing his debut album.  The 2011 Freshman issue of XXL hits newsstands on March 15.

Joe Buddens Speaks On His New Shady Records Deal.


Yesterday I posted up some exciting news about Yelawolf and Slaughter House getting signed to a Shady Records, but all the information I was able to gather centered mainly around Yelawolf and his reaction to the new deal. Today however, I came across a video of Joe Buddens, (the big dog in Slaughter House) and his thoughts on the deal. Check the video below to hear what he had to say about Eminem, Shady Records, and the news that went public a few days ago.

Yelawolf & Slaughterhouse sign to Shady Records.


XXL Cover featuring Shady and Crew.

Great news for Hip-Hop fans, Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse have signed with Eminem’s Shady Records.  “Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it’s kinda phase two of Shady,” says Eminem. “It’s the new generation of Shady Records and as we’re trying to rebuild our label, it’s exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody’s capable of on the mic, it’s gonna be fun.”  Yelawolf, who was already signed to Interscope, reacted to the new deal,“considering where I’m from and the shit I’ve been through, it’s hard to put into words what partnering with Shady means to me, my team at Ghet-O-Vision, and my state of Alabama. I can tell you that when you’re willing to give your life up to see a dream through, the reward is great. And now that I’ve become an apprentice to one of the greatest artists in the world, my potential reaches beyond anything I ever imagined. Let’s kill this sh*t.”

Here is the full press release:

IT’S SHADY 2.0: EMINEM ANNOUNCES THE SIGNINGS OF YELAWOLF AND SLAUGHTERHOUSE TO SHADY RECORDS ROSTER

SLAUGHTERHOUSE JOINS SHADY RECORDS & INTERSCOPE RECORDS, YELAWOLF ADDS SHADY RECORDS TO THE TEAM

Complete Story Told Exclusively In The March 2011 XXL Magazine On Stands Nationally February 8th

SANTA MONICA, CA – January 12, 2011 – Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse and budding superstar Yelawolf have been signed to Eminem’s Shady Records it was announced today.

“Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it’s kinda phase two of Shady,” says Eminem. “It’s the new generation of Shady Records and as we’re trying to rebuild our label, it’s exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody’s capable of on the mic, it’s gonna be fun.”

Bringing together the East Coast, West Coast and Detroit in the middle, Slaughterhouse consists of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9”. Most recently, Slaughterhouse was featured on “Session One,” a bonus track on Eminem’s 2010 blockbuster Recovery album. Eminem is expected to be personally involved in Slaughterhouse’s sophomore album scheduled for release in 2011.

Said Royce Da 5′9″: “It’s very exciting for me to reunite with Eminem years after our Bad Meets Evil project together. Slaughterhouse on Shady Records will be a force to reckon with.”

Late last year, Yelawolf released Trunk Muzik 0-60, a compilation of select tracks from his critically acclaimed 2010 mixtape Trunk Muzik, along with six previously unavailable songs. The Alabama native is currently in the studio recording his full length major label debut.

Said Yelawolf: “Considering where I’m from and the shit I’ve been through, it’s hard to put into words what partnering with Shady means to me, my team at Ghet-O-Vision, and my state of Alabama. I can tell you that when you’re willing to give your life up to see a dream through, the reward is great. And now that I’ve become an apprentice to one of the greatest artists in the world, my potential reaches beyond anything I ever imagined. Let’s kill this shit.”

Shady Records was founded in 1999 by Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg. D12, the label’s first signing, were also Shady’s first breakout stars, selling more than four million albums in the U.S. In 2002, the label released the quadruple platinum 8 Mile soundtrack, with its hit single “Lose Yourself”–the first hip-hop song to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Shady Records then partnered with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment to ink 50 Cent, who subsequently has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide. Of Shady’s 11 albums to date, four have earned U.S. multiplatinum certification, three others platinum (including the compilation Eminem Presents: The Re-Up) and two gold. The label has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.

The BET Cypher w/ Yelawolf


I didn’t get a chance to check the BET awards the other day, but the one thing I knew I would hear about the next day was “The Cypher”.  (The black & white filmed, circle of emcees with a simple beat in the back where artists can just spit their lyrics in the rawest form.)  Several emcee’s were featured in The Cypher Part 1 this year, but the most impressive to me was Yelawolf, the white emcee from Alabama, check the method below.

And I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that some people are thinking that this is just a plug for this Tuesday, but it’s not.  I really do enjoy Yela’s flow.  And in case you didn’t know what I meant by “Tuesday”, Yelawolf, Tokyo 24, Stickup Kidz, Jay Ant, J Espinosa, and yours truley DJ Storm will be tearing up 330 Ritch in downtown San Francisco thanks to Above Ground, Infinite, and Beats: By Dre.  Make sure that if your in the Bay, your in the building come October 19th.  (Shameless promotion out the face.)

Yelawolf At 330 Ritch



The video above is of rapper Yelawolf tearing down the stage at a fools gold party in New York.  He will be in SF for the Wake and Bake show October 19th.  After the Wake and Bake concert however, if your located in the Bay Area, head on over to 330 Ritch, Yelawolf will be in the building, along with myself, Tokyo 24, Stickup Kidz, J. Espinosa, and Jay Anthony.  The party is being put together by the one and only ‘Above Ground’, and there will be giveaways from Infinite SF, and the party is sponsored by “Beats: By Dr. Dre”.  It’s going to be a HUGE event, dress to impress, doors open at 10, and its 18+ in the spot, so anyone can come through.  See you there.