Eminem & Yelawolf Cover Vibe

Eminem & Yelawolf Cover Vibe

Eminem & Yelawolf will cover Vibe's December 2011/January 2012 issue. As Vibe puts it, "In our exclusive interview, the posterboys of colorless hip-hop opened up about their views on race, past issues with substance abuse, similarities and differences."  The issue hits stands December 6th, check out some excerpts below.

Eminem & Yelawolf Poking Fun at Their Race:
 
Eminem, what advice do you offer, if any, on being scrutinized for being a white rapper. Do you guys ever talk about race in that way?  
Eminem: We make jokes about it, but I don’t think we talk about it in depth. As I was listening to his music, I am not even thinking about any of that shit. It’s just the music. That’s one of the things that’s great about it. I’m not even thinking about it when I hear the music.
Yelawolf: We do poke fun of it because it’s funny. Like, he calls me White Dog. 

Oh, you called him that on the BET Awards Cypher. I didn’t realize it was an ongoing joke? 

EM: Yeah, or Beige Sheep. [Laughs]

YW: Cracker Nuts. Whatever, I think it’s kinda unspoken.

EM: We deal with it enough as it is. So now, let’s make music.

YW: Let’s make great records. At the end of the day, that’s all there is to do. 

 

Eminem & Yelawolf Talk About Their Past & Using Drugs:

You mentioned getting yourself right. Are you completely clean these days as far as alcohol and drugs?   
EM: Except for the heroin I shot up this morning. Except for that, I’m clean. [Laughs] 

While you’re clean, Yelawolf here smokes weed and—   
Yelawolf: No, I don’t. 

I hear that in your music a lot.  
YW: I started smoking weed at 11. By 12, I was smoking dust. Thirteen, acid, Freon, special k, mushrooms; 16 years old, I was selling X pills at school. Not even because I was a good dope boy, but because I was a scumbag. It was called chocolate chip, and it had heroin in it. I used to take that shit and go to class. I went so heavy into drugs that I had a bad trip one time that lasted for months.
 

 

Tags:

Comments

Add Comment View Comment Thread
top comment
You may also like...
Password must be at least 6 characters.