By Rob Markman
Yelawolf imagined that things would be different after he dropped his debut album Radioactive last November. The Alabama spitter aimed to be literally be active on radio, but his record company dropped the ball he says.
“Radioactive, the last project I put out was deliberately given to Interscope and it was on a f—ing silver platter, given to them to work. Like radio records after radio records, purposely, was my attempt,” Yela told Shade 45 radio host Rude Jude when he appeared on his and Lord Sear’s All Out show on Friday (June 29).
“These motherf—ers have given me one single in 11 months. So it’s like I don’t really understand where the importance is lined. That’s just me being real. Every artist gets frustrated at some point, I imagine, but I’ve never been one to hold my tongue and that’s just where I’m at,” he said.
Wolf was very clear in making the distinction between his parent company Interscope and his label Shady Records. For the Eminem-helmed imprint, Yela had nothing but praise. “I don’t know what the f— they’re doing up there. Shady’s great, I love Shady Records. I just think there’s some sh– going on upstairs. I don’t know what the f— is goin’ on,” he said.
Next up is Yelawolf’s The Heart of Dixie. He wouldn’t describe the project as a mixtape, but it’s not his official sophomore project either, it falls somewhere in between.
Interscope wasn’t the only one who got a shot thrown at them during the interview. After Jude asked Yela how he felt about comparisons to Machine Gun Kelly, Wolf took the opportunity to give MGK just a little of a ribbing. “It’s probably the most insulting thing on the planet, to be asked to sign a Machine Gun Kelly autograph,” he said. “I’m like ‘Yea, motherf—er. Let me sign your Birkenstock motherf—er.’”
What is your favorite track off of Yelawolf’s Radioactive? Let us know in the comments!