Contact Us

Yelawolf Talks Hoops With Slam Magazine

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 12:01 pm  |  no responses

Yela and Radioactive

We got up with burgeoning rapper Yelawolf to discuss hoops and hip-hop.

by Tzvi Twersky | @ttwersky

At some point during this past NBA season, say in the first dozen games or so, I noticed that a fair amount of players in a fair amount of locker rooms were playing music by an artist named Yelawolf on their headphones and iPod docks. I was surprised at the time…but I shouldn’t have been.

In the weeks that followed, Yela emerged from his humble underground roots to, if only momentarily, take over the hip-hop discussion. In rapid succession, the native of Alabama signed a deal with Eminem and Shady Records, appeared on back-to-back XXL covers and—pertinent to SLAMonline—got shown love by none other than Shaquille O’Neal.

Now, months and months later, Yelawolf is preparing for the release of Radioactive, his full-length debut album. Set to drop on October 25th, Radioactive, Yela promises, is sure to be heard in locker rooms this season—assuming there is a season.

Over the course of a pretty dope conversation a few weeks back, the emerging rapper discussed working with Shady—or Marshall, as he calls him—Alabama stereotypes and the NBA Lockout. [Read the interview here]

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.xxlmag.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for XXL Mag quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!