Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Yelawolf Talks To The LA Times

We've had our eye on this kid for a minute now and I believe he's got a lot great, huge hip-hop in him. I think a lot of people feel the same way too. This is a nice and telling article about some of the challenges he's had coming up just a little while ago. Here's an excerpt I like,

Do you worry that Interscope will force you to write pop rap songs or else you'll be unable to get your album released?

If you look at my discography of music, you'll know that I can go any direction – whether it's arena rap or bluegrass hip-hop. I would never assign myself one style. If I make a record that becomes a pop hit -- who [cares]. I'm always gonna have the darker edgy music in my pocket because it comes so natural to me. You’ll never stop getting records like "Pop the Trunk" and "Good to Go." The crunk South [stuff] will always be a part of what I do in some way. But I plan on evolving -- you have to.

The integrity of my music is always in mind. I'm out to make lifelong lasting records. I know what the underground is. I’ve been there for a long time. You never really know what will break or what won't. If "Pop the Trunk" had had huge marketing behind it to put it on radio and video channels, it might've become a hit.

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