Yelawolf On Signing To Shady Records


In an interview with VIBE, Yelawolf discusses his sophomore set and how his deal with Shady Records came about.

“Keeping quiet was the hardest shit in the world, honestly. I was just so excited for a while. And everyone from my team who did know was really responsible about not letting it out. But I met with Eminem about four to five months ago in Detroit. Paul and Em flew me and my manager out to just kick it and get acquainted. From that meeting, I had no idea it would turn into this situation. I remember Paul was asking me about the meth problem in Alabama and I told him that I wrote ‘Pop The Trunk’ based off that issue. Next thing I know, Em starts rapping some of my lines from the song. I can’t even describe how that felt, I actually got super nervous. Em’s a real hip-hop fan, he knows about everything that’s going on.”

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  • Almarti5

    Just cause hes white

  • wickwickwack

    em probably needs a meth dealer
    + he ´s white

  • Hahaha

    @Almart
    What The Fuck, are you racist AND stupid!?
    Shady has nothing but blacks, so does Def Jam, so does Aftermath, Interscope, Roca-wear etc.
    Color has NOTHING to do with it.
    Yelawolf is dope as Fawk! if you sleeping on a true artist because of his color, then you need to cut your ears Off because your not gonna use them anyways!!

    Congrats Yela!!!
    2011 is sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-shaaaaaaadddyyyyyyyy time!!

  • MARSHA;LL

    I THINK EM WAS FORCED TO SIGN HIM BECAUSE HE WAS WHITE AND HE SIGNED WITH INTERSCOPE JUS NEEDED TO GET HIM TO A SPECIFIC CAMP..AM HAPPY THO THAT IT WITH SHADY..CUZ THEY BOTH SPIT FAST SO THE TRACKS WILL BE HOT

    SLAUGHTERHOUSEEEEEEE

  • Joshua

    I HAPPY FOR CATFISH BILLY. HE HELD IS OWN ON SONGS WITH RAEKWON,BUN B AND JUELZ
    ON TRUNK MUZIK

    GOOGLE MY NAME JOSHUA AKIL HUGGINS

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  • MORPHEUS

    this dude sucks… overrated.

  • Black Shady

    This is stupid niggaz still talking that black and white shit. “Just because he’s white” ??? yall for real?

    50 – black, Obie – black, D12 – black, and the list goes on and on and on
    now that he signs a white nigga its “because he’s white” lol fuck outta here

    Shady We Winning!

  • crookedj

    i cant wait for a yela em collabo

  • justmyopinion

    *sigh* Damn I thought Hip-Hop IS color blind. Really? You’re going to disrespect everything Shady

    helped create, better yet scratch that, develop from D12, G-Unit, Stat Quo, Obie Trice and Cashis?

    Come on, be realistic here, I’ll keep it 100 with you folks, when I heard Yelawolf signed to Shady

    My thoughts were he’s nice but i’ve never really “zero-in” on his lyrics. But, this is what Hip-Hop

    is about letting your ears expand. You hear a lyric, you say “wow, hold up rewind that.” And I know

    Yelawolf has that ability and now he will be on Shady records, he’s going to dig deep to NOT

    disappoint Eminem. You heard what the man said “Em’s a real Hip-Hop fan…..” Take notice.

  • James

    THIS IS A MOCKERY! ?CATFISH BULLSHIT? GARBAGE LIKE TRASH ON A SUNDAY SMMFH!!

  • http://Www.rapradar.com Black Panther

    I hate nigga who jump on the bandwagon just b/c he sign with shady.

  • http://FACEBOOK.COM/THEREALPROTEGE THEREALPROTEGE

    EM IS GONNA SIGN KID HERE NEXT!
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X8EQXLDA

  • http://www.youtube.com/zariotv mr.zee

    yela got potential and em saw that, lets see whats next.

  • boston-morgan

    Not tryna’ hate but yela sounds kinda gay & high-pitched

  • the penguin

    lol yelawolf is the type of rapper that would totally be up eminems alley, just in the content he puts out you can find similarities its not cause hes white dummies you can just tell they would have a connection with eachother..

  • Belize

    Wack ass bama keep blowing em 4inch dick and wash the cum out your hair pice of horse shit you just like gum on the bottom of my shoe gay ass red neck all you missing is your conferate flag or rebel flag what ever you bamas call that shit you are not worthy to be shady records!

  • Belize

    On*

  • kurt

    GOOD NEWS !!!!!

  • brad

    why it always gotta turn into a race issue? fuck that good work yella! if its not the race issue its wayne is better than em. hahaha watever ! oh and how Jay-z is soooo good, well i think hes one overated nigga! when big and pac died people must of said, oh fuck we need a new superstar heavy weight oh Jay will do…….. not to mention the whole em is soft em is too mainstream, well i read news on this site about usher, chris brown nelly ect. and they all sing like bitches and dance like faggots but everyones fine with that…..but em is toooo mainstream?

  • NiggaWidaSmallDick

    Yep

  • James

    FUCK U @BRAD FAGGOT AZZ STAN HA!

  • brad

    fuck off james im not saying he is the greatest but wats wrong with putting him up there with”
    2pac
    biggie
    nas
    krs-one
    cube
    andre 3000
    just to name a few he is a beast! name anyone who takes him on a colab. track?

  • MATIC

    YELAWOLF GOT A DOPE NAME BUT HIS MUSIC IS NOT INTERESTING!!!!

    IOVINE SIGNS WHITE RAPPERS TO SHELF THEM DUHHHH

  • Ym

    Black or white, always there are haters… Real recognize real, yelawolf was making great songs with a unique style, this year he will do better!!

  • Devil

    I’m really happy Yela signed with Shady! he has a fresh sound and he’s never rapping/singing about emo shit like all the new cats.
    Niggas keep thinking like ignorant monkeys and won’t understand this guy or his lyrics.
    Eminem knows what’s up with this dude.

  • Liam2014

    “Em starts rapping some of my lines from the song. ” What lines is Yela reffering to? anybody know?

    I hope Yela does well on Shady as long as Em doesn’t produce his whooooole album it should be fine. A star is born!

  • James

    @BRAD HMMM? NAS, BLACK THOUGHT, ROYCE, RAWKWON OK, ANDRE, LUPE, DMX AND AZ ?DOE OR DIE A CLASSIC? TALIB D.O.P.E SHIT HE JUST ISNT AS CONSISTENT WITH PUTTING OUT MUSIC JUST LIKE EM. AND ?AZIATIC BY AZ? WAS DOPE TO ME ?SHIT GAVE ME GOOSE BUMPS? AND HOV OVERRATED HA FUNNY!

  • So Icy Boi!

    Yela iz wack Shady Records home of floppin ass niggas… Recovery is a flop! download GUCCI 2X its cold brrr BRICK SQUAD

  • Tom

    any a yall notice slaughterhouse aint white? shady singed him to…

  • http://www.ballerseveradio.blogspot.com Dirrt

    Ballers Eve Playa!!!
    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Haters can save it!!!!!

    Ghet-O-Vision ! Slumerican ! 2011 bitches!!!!

  • Nasser

    Tom says:
    Saturday, January 15 2011 at 9:55 AM EST

    any a yall notice slaughterhouse aint white? shady singed him to…

    So Slaughterhouse is a person now…?

  • kalluminati

    I wonder if Eminem would have signed Slautherhouse if not for his previous relationship to Royce? But fuck all the speculation right? Who cares why he signed Yellawolf or Slautherhouse. I Just cant wait ’till Slaughterhouse’s new cd drops!!! SLAUGHTERHOUSE!!!!

  • Belize

    His flow’s not great but he’s lyrically good.
    And what did he think–that Em listens to pop??!

  • Belize

    2011=Shady!!!!!!!!!

  • Word

    2011=Wayne year Cartar IV!

  • So Icy Boi!

    2011=Gooch & Waka Benjamin Flocka

  • Belize

    @Word: Nigga you can’t even spell Carter right! #FAIL More evidence 2011 is the year for Shady Records & Dre!

  • Word

    A lil typo get it! Wayne=Carter IV

  • Jo$h

    It’s always about race with you people huh? Yall some suckas man for real… He clearly signed him because it’s obviously going to bring a new fan base to hip-hop. You racist bitches can suck a fucking dick.

  • dreamkilla

    from a distance he does kind of look like Eminem.. lol i’m happy for this cracker

  • get it right

    @the penguin, i agree em and yela will have good connection i think…i think em can go good with slaughterhouse and yela. he has such good chemistry when he raps with d12 like on devils night, and i think he can establish something like that with these new guys

  • soeZ

    dats a gud luk bruh….i heard dis dude gon b signin wit Shady soon..

    http://www.myspace.com/cflotentative

  • suckadickhaters

    wow so many fucking haters on this site… who gives a fuck if he’s white or black or brown or yellow … get off that shit, you fucks are like a broken record… he’s got skills thats why he got signed, y’all WISH you could flow like him.

    your hate will eat you motherfuckers up one day just watch…

  • King Jugganott

    Yelawolf got some fucking fire ass songs. Plus his flow if fucking official. Fuck what a hater says. Black or white, that guy has a good sound.

  • Shooga

    IF Yela sucks,then go and listen to Novi fucking Novak and techno rappers…

  • http://YOUTUBE.COM DANNY DJ

    Can anyone tell me who SONRYZE is and if this cat is signed ? Damn i checked his leaks out on youtube and damn they are sick …

  • drew who

    this is just what he needed, now he can get some exposure and dope beats, and he can get away from gucci and those wack fuckers, half of yall probly never even listened to him before and your still hatin, just wait.

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    everything is shady

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    everything is shady bitch

  • http://facebook.com quavos jones

    look look look… omg all tha haters come out the wood work when somebody do good for themselves, ide like it if all tha haters would shut the fuck up cuz i dont see none of you bitchesd makin money….. if ya really wanna talk about things fuck all tha famous rappers cuz them bitches aint about tha life they rappin bout.. not even boosie lil pussy motherfucker had to pay somebody to shoot someone for him man come the fuck on with all yall bull shit yall be talkin