Born and raised in the deep, dark, dirty South, Yelawolf identified with the music and culture of hip hop. As an up and comer he appeared as a contestant on the reality show The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott and released his first mixtape, Yelawolf Trunk Muzik 0-60. Fans loved his tracks off the mixtape including Yelawolf Pop the Trunk and Yelawolf I Just Wanna Party featuring Yelawolf and Gucci Mane.
In 2010, Yelawolf guested on fellow dirty Southerner Big Boi’s solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty on the track You Ain’t No DJ. Eminem caught wind of Yelawolf and signed him to his Shady Records imprint. Yelawolf lyrics must have had him rolling.
Since then, Yelawolf has been working on his new album Radioactive with producers Eminem, Diplo and many others and promises a more strongly written, song-based follow-up to Trunk Muzik. Yelawolf is also going to be touring the US with the Vans Warped Tour and the UK with hip hop elders the Wu-Tang Clan. Yelawolf tickets are on sale now at TicketLiquidator.