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Village Voice, Sound of the City: Interview with Yelawolf


My interview with Yelawolf went up over at “Sound of the City” earlier today. We met up on two separate occasions and talked about a bunch of stuff (monique_r was also there for interview one and got him talking Gummo) and dude was really open and willing to dig-in deep on some stuff, which is always nice. Probably the best interview I’ve done, though I haven’t done that many. Strangely, he had read my “Yelawolf’s Redneck Manifesto” piece and was genuinely moved by it which is a great feeling; to know you got something about an artist right.

Yelawolf began the year with the mixtape Trunk Muzik and he’s wrapping up his 2010 with a major label EP, Trunk Muzik 0-60, out today. Between the internet release of his mixtape and the EP’s arrival in stores, Yelawolf signed to Interscope records, toured with Wiz Khalifa, showed up on “You Ain’t No DJ” off Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot, bored a bunch of Brooklyn Bowl attendees, humped some girls on-stage in celebration of his The Fader cover, and rapped over the Cars’ “I’m Not The One” in a holiday sweater. This interview took place at a hot wings spot in Carrboro, North Carolina in the spring and a tour van a few months later in Greensboro, NC as the Gadsden, Alabama rapper prepped Trunk Muzik 0-60.

Written by Brandon

November 24th, 2010 at 3:31 am

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  1. I always suspected that Gummo must accurately represent somebody’s reality. Like, it wasn’t just some exaggerated freak show for gawking film critics. Interesting to read Yelawolf’s confirmation of its authenticity.


    26 Nov 10 at 1:44 pm

  2. Sometimes small businesses stay the way they are, “small”, because of their inflexibility. They tend to stick to what they think has worked for them over the years.

    Leon Cambron

    19 Aug 13 at 6:27 pm

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