Yelawolf, the edgy Southern rap talent signed by Eminem to his Shady Records imprint, will be touring Australia this March, fresh off the release of his debut album Radioactive.
‘I think it’s a perfect word to describe where I’m going,’ says the Alabama born rapper. ‘It’s the fallout, the aftermath of everything I’ve been through and here’s what’s left. This radioactive material,’ says Yelawolf.
After years of touring the mixtape circuit, rubbing shoulders with the likes of RUN DMC and The Beastie Boys and laying down hooks for Juelz Santana and Slim Thug, the rapper (born Michael Atha) broke out in grand fashion with his critically acclaimed independent release Trunk Muzik. After releasing garage and basement demos since the 2000s, Wolf is now pleased to show off what is his ‘official debut’.
‘I see this album as my Southernplayalistic and I hope it does what ‘Hey Ya!’ or ‘B.o.B’ did for Outkast,’ says the artist, who was featured on Big Boi’s 2010 single ‘You Ain’t No DJ’, produced by Andre 3000. ‘The goal of making albums is seeing where else you can go. I made sure everything I made was at the core, true to what I was’
Yelawolf will visit Australia late March for his debut shows from coast to coast. He plays Fowlers Live in Adelaide on Wednesday, March 28 with support acts Briggs, Grifters Inc + special guests. Tickets available via www.moshtixcom.au, on sale Fri 3rd Feb.