Yelawolf: Big K.R.I.T.’s Biggest Fan

Who said rappers don’t get along? 2011 XXL Freshman Yelawolf is a serious supporter of his fellow classmate Big K.R.I.T., recently talking to about his love for the Mississippi rapper/producer.

“I’m a huge Krit fan, huge,” Yela exclaimed. “Actually my manager J Dot put me up on his shit. We were riding back home from Alabama and we listened to his album, back to back to back to back. Huge fans.”

“He does the South justice,” the XXL March 2011 cover boy continued. “He does it perfectly and his beats are incredible. He’s just an all around talented dude. And keeps it all the way real.”

As previously reported, the Shady and Def Jam signees have plans to drop a joint mixtape. Titled Trunk Muzik Wuz Here—playing off the two’s respective solo projects from last year—Yela explained for XXL the concept behind the disc. “I’m gonna go over some of his records, he’s gonna go over some of mine and then we’re gonna do some originals,” he said.

Without giving a concrete release date, Wolf simply said he hopes TMWH will be ready to release sometime this year. “I know it’ll be epic,” he added.

Catch the entire 2011 Freshman class—which also includes Kendrick Lamar, Diggy, Lil B, Meek Mill, Mac Miller, Lil Twist, Fred the Godson, YG and Cyhi The Prynce—in XXL’s April 2011 issue, hitting newstands nationwide on March 15.—Jesse Gissen

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  • EastCoast22

    He is speaking the truth there. KRIT is dope.

  • Q461

    Both KRIT and Yela are dope. Thats one thing I gotta give it up to the new breed of MC for : Unification. These cats genuinely seem to wanna collabo and work with each other hence the J. Cole/Drake joint, KRIT and Yela, Spitta and Wiz etc. Still would be nice to see cats go back to the essence and battle though every now and then.

  • DavySupafly

    How the fuck can any niggas say hip-hop is dead when we got niggas like these two collaborating, hip-hop definitely ain’t dead it’s just changed and the underground artists are becoming popular.

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  • dmfslimm

    cant wait and i will dl/cop. hope they chop and screw it like they did krit wuz here.