This past Thursday (March 10), southern spitter Yelawolf graced the RapFix Live show with his cool southern charm. During the “Weekend Rotation” segment where Sway inquires about what industry insiders are checking out in the world of hip hop music, our host then turned the attention on what Yela has been listening to shortly after.
Entertainment producer for AOL Black Voices Brennan Williams has been playing the new Raekwon and Nas collaboration from Rae’s latest album Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang – the track “Rich and Black” reunites the two powerhouses who worked together on Raekwon’s classic debut Only Built For Cuban Linx and the timeless “Verbal Intercourse” track. Brennan also shouted out the recently freed Prodigy of Mobb Deep, digging into the crates to rock the classic Mobb Deep album Infamous.
Reggie Hawkins, program director of Sirius XM Radio’s Hip Hop Nation channel and talent manager for the Shade 45 channel, gave a big nod to west coast trio Pac Div and their new track “Anti-Freeze” from their much buzzed about mixtape hosted by DJ Cannon titled Mania. The track had the internet going nuts when it leaked earlier this year and a recent live video performance of the song piqued the interest of the fans further.
Sway picked Yela’s brain on what tunes he’s feeling and immediately the Alabama native named the popular and zany Los Angeles based collective Odd Future as an act he’s checking for.
Yela kept it in the family by shouting out fellow southern rapper Rittz straight out of Georgia. Rittz just dropped a new mixtape White Jesus, on which Yelawolf serves as the executive producer. Yela mentioned a fellow ‘Bama representative Big K.R.I.T. and G.O.O.D. Music artist Cyhi Da Prince. “That’s what’s I’m really on right now hip hop wise,” shared the Shady Records star.