EXCLUSIVE: Yelawolf On Working With Juicy J for “Stay Trippy”

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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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Billett/100001987820624 Tony Billett

    Its his work with Rittz that you can really hear the genius in the both of them come out.The chemistry is definitely amazing when they are together,Yellerman & Johnny Valiant “Making That Radio Active,Trunk Poppin ,High Fivin’,Mixing
    Up The Medicine,White Jesus Shyest,If You Don’t Hear The Genius Of
    These Two When Their Together All I Can Ask You Is “How Do You Go To
    Sleep At Night??????

  • http://www.facebook.com/urban.pulp Urban Pulp

    Yellawof is the best white double time rapper ever, and one of the most gifted rappers period. Rittz is crazy too, they both are original and technical rappers. Which goes to show you that no one gives a fuck about lyrics anymore or both of these cats would be household names. Salute to both of them dudes.