Yelawolf has a few accomplishments under his belt. For a rapper who is still early in his career, he has already worked with legendary MCs—including names such as Raekwon, Juelz Santana and Bun B. Plus, those collaborative EPs with Travis Barker and Ed Sheeran are more reasons that his versatility is growing.
During our sitdown earlier this month, Yelawolf gave us some details on a huge collaboration with a Memphis veteran. The track, which is titled “Gun and a Mask,” is set to appear on Juicy J’s Stay Trippy album releasing sometime this year. Here, Yelawolf dishes on getting in the lab with Juicy.
On Working With Juicy J for “Gun and a Mask”:
“I think I really, really love the respect from older veterans. Veteran MCs. Veteran producers. Whatever. I’ve always felt like I should be reaching up instead of beside me. Doing records with Raekwon or doing records with Big Boi or Bun B. It’s not just because I am a fan–not only because I am a fan–but it’s just like, man. I would hope one day someone younger and super-talented would be like, ‘Yo, Wolf can you hop on something?’ You know? Keeping me relevant. Passing it down. I know that Juicy is killing it right now. I was just really falling back when he asked me to get on it. I never saw that coming. I know that shit is jammin’. I can’t wait until it comes out.”
Previously: Yelawolf Brings Trunk Muzik Back to SXSW