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Yelawolf, Trunk Muzik [REVIEW]

Yelawolf
Trunk Muzik

Beats: XL
Lyrics: XL
Originality: L

Though he released his debut album, Creekwater, in 2005 and signed a deal with Ghet-O-Vision Ent. in 2007, Yelawolf didn’t really see much mainstream success until last year. In 2009, he scored high-profile appearances on Slim Thug’s “I Run” and Juelz Santana’s “Mixin’ Up The Medicine.” The Alabama rapper keeps the wheels turning on Trunk Muzik, his first mixtape of the new decade.

From the rambunctious title track, where he switches gears and raps at different speeds throughout the course of the song, to “Pop The Trunk,” which sounds like something straight out of a horror flick, Trunk Muzik is, as expected, filled with songs tailored for the automobile. Yela’s love affair with his old school continues with “Box Chevy, Pt. 3,” (Pts. 1 and 2 appeared on previous mixtape efforts, Ball Of Flames: The Ballad of Slick Rick E Bobby, and Stereo). On “Love Is Not Enough,” he interpolates Devin The Dude’s “Anythang” and raps about driving to get over getting dumped. Then, there’s the raunchy “Speak Her Sex,” where Yela even uses cars for an extended metaphor: “So you ride around in a Chrysler, but my Chevy fits the best/Well, get rid of that Oldsmobile, Oldsmobile’s cut less.”

Fortunately, Yela doesn’t ride the car concept until it’s on E. The mixtape’s best performance comes on, “Good To Go,” where he and Bun B trade verses about getting fresh over a heavy dose of 808s. Similarly, the rebellious “F.U.” finds Yelawolf analyzing the haters he’s gained as a result of his recent success. Given the way he’s started off 2010 his detractors may have more of a gripe, as Trunk pushes Yelawolf to the front seat of rappers to keep an eye on in the New Year. —Chris Yuscavage

  • keep it real

    im pretty sure xxl is on that payola tip, you never review artists tapes you should be reviewing. what aboutthe new michael barber mixtape, and why the hell aint st laz mixtapes reviewed he on more mixtapes than gucci mane.

  • AZ40

    This mixtape is that shit, I just heard about dude last year and tried to get my hands on everything he’s put out and each of his mixtapes are better than the previous, this mixtape is better than some albums from last year, he stays in his lane and does it well

  • Jon $

    that mixtape is bumpin . I been ridin to dat box chevy joint for the past week

  • REALLY

    YELLERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

    That’s because this tape is that dope!

  • THE MYSTERY

    I’M A JAMAICAN THAT LOVES HIP HOP BUT IT’S THE FIRST I’M HEARING ABOUT THIS NIGGA, MAYBE BECAUSE MIXTAPES HARDLY POP UP OUT HERE, BUT FROM THE COMMENTS I’M GOING TO LOOK GOOD THINGS FROM HIM.

  • G-bo

    ALL YA DUDES, AINT NEVER SEEN, THIS NIGGA ON MISSY ELLIOT’S COMPETION! HE WAS THA SHIT UNTIL MISSY KICKED HIM OUT, CANT WAIT TO HEAR SOME OF HIS SHIT!

    • Rob123

      what competition was he in and got kicked out of??

  • smoked out

    yeah dude is DOPE as fuck.!. happens to be white dude from alabama ppl give him shit for that DONT HATE if u can spit you can spit dudes def got what it takes to make hits cant wait for his new shit!

  • http://birdsofpurplefeathers.blogspot.com willboy

    Yo that joint F.U joint is to crazy. Really liking this album/mixtape.

  • JC

    Yelawolf is dope man…his voice, flow and delivery is incredible…this mixtape is so polished it sounds like an album…if this is a taste of the official album, then sign me up…a mixtape classic, yelllllerrrrr

  • LC

    This mixtape is dope as hell, been bumpin it non stop for the past few weeks. Yelawolf will most definitly blow up this year! Keep dropping hot shit like this and you’ll have a lot more fans in Sweden (where im from) in the future!

  • Tee

    DUDE GO HARD!! “Don’t make me go POP THE TRUNK ON YOU”

  • http://getitgotitrss.info/ Ina Happer

    This is really one of the superior content with those who I’ve got read on this issue these days. Fantastic perform.

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