J Cole, Future, Young Thug, & More To Perform At 2016 Wireless Festival
Festival season is approaching. Last night, Wireless Festival became the latest to announce their 2016 lineup... this one may the most hip hop-heavy yet. Here are the hip hop acts that will perform at 2016 Wireless Festival: J. Cole, Future, Bryson Tiller, A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, Jeremih, Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, Miguel, Vic Mensa, Anderson .Paak, Yelawolf, and Skepta's Boy Better Know crew. BANG BANG.
Yelawolf Announces New Album Title
Not even five months removed from his Love Story LP, and Yelawolf is already turning his focus onto his next album.
Yelawolf Goes On Rant Defending Confederate Flag
Since the tragic, racially-motivated shooting at a church in Charleston this June, the U.S. has been embroiled in a debate about the Confederate flag, which has since been removed from many state government buildings. One of the main arguments presented by the symbol's supporters is that it represents more than slavery and deep-seated racism, and that's basically the tip Alabama native Yelawolf was on when he bashed an anti-Confederate shirt on his Facebook page last night.
Yelawolf Admits He’s An Alcoholic; Discusses Struggling With Sobriety
Well unfortunately Yelawolf’s on-going battle with addiction continues to be a real struggle. On Friday afternoon, the Alabama rapper made an appearance of ESPN’s day-time talk show “Highly Questionable,” and opened about his problems with alcohol and sobriety. When asked how Eminem wanted to him to slow down his drinking, Yelawolf responded:
Tyler, The Creator, Snoop Dogg, Yelawolf & More To Play Riot Fest
Riot Fest has generally been a festival rooted in punk, and while you'll still see many of the post-Warped Tour and OG hardcore bands who don't get calls from Coachella on the lineup, it's also been beefed up with some other genres, namely rap.
Charts Don't Lie: May 2nd
While Yelawolf managed a big debut this week, topping his previous album peak of 27 by hitting number 3 on the Billboard 200, rap lost a fair bit of ground. While Wale started off strong with a number one debut, he's fallen 10 or more spots every subsequent week, coming in this cycle at 31. Young Thug is also having a pretty rough time, failing to make the top 20 last week, and now falling to 44. Many of the other big albums stayed put for the most part, with Drake being the biggest gainer on account of the physical release of his "Mixtape".
First Week Sales For Yelawolf's "Love Story"
The first week numbers are officially in for Yelawolf’s highly anticipated sophomore album Love Story.
Undercover Folk Songs From Yelawolf's "Love Story"
If you checked out the review for Yelawolf’s most recent effort Love Story, you may have noticed that there is quite a split on the merit of the record among fans and staff alike. The record is a celestial, immersive journey that does its darndest in attempt to assemble a collage of sounds, genres, and stories in effort to produce something fresh.
Review: Yelawolf's "Love Story"
After Yelawolf’s first major-label album Radioactive proved to be, well, just that; and failed to meet the standards set by his 2010 mixtape Trunk Muzik, it felt as though - with his second effort Love Story - an explanation or apology was due. He seemingly traded in his trademark mud-coated country roots for pop-pandering.
Yelawolf Speaks On The Making Of "Love Story"
Yelawolf's new album, Love Story, is in stores and online today. The rapper has hinted at what to expect from his sophomore album with the "Son's of Anarchy"-featured track "Til It's Gone" as well as "Whiskey In A Bottle" and most recently, "Best Friend." All these songs have a country and southern edge not often heard in hip-hop, and in comparison to Yela's first album, Radioactive, it's definitely a change of pace-- in a good way, though.
Stream Yelawolf's "Love Story"
Although he's released mixtapes and collaborative EPs with Ed Sheeran and Travis Barker in the interim, it's been almost four years since Yelawolf dropped his debut album, Radioactive. Today, he finally drops a follow-up, the more rootsy, rock-influenced Love Story. Led off by the singles "Box Chevy V," "Till It's Gone," "Whiskey Bottle" and "American You," the full, 18-track project is now streamable on Spotify.
Rap Industry Recap: March
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Yelawolf Releases "Love Story" Tracklist & Tour Schedule
Tracks like "Til It's Gone" and "Whiskey In a Bottle" have got us hyped for Yelawolf's next album, Love Story, which is scheduled to be out April 2. Today, he surprised fans by releasing a photo of the album's full tracklist, handwritten by Yelawolf himself, on Instagram. We already knew Eminem was executively producing Love Story, and it's now confirmed that he will rap on the album as well. Yelawolf writes Em's name down as the album's only feature, on the track "Best Friend". Who knew Em and Yelawolf were BFFs?
Yelawolf Announces "Love Story" Release Date, Reveals Cover Art
Yelawolf is preparing to follow up 2011's Radioactive with Love Story this spring.
Stream Eminem's "Shady XV" Compilation
On Friday, Eminem and Shady Records will be dropping a two-disc compilation entitled Shady XV. Preceded by the massive, 66 track mixtape that we premiered for the label over the weekend, the project arrived on Spotify today for your streaming pleasure.
Eminem, Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf To Air "Shady CXVPHER" Tomorrow
Remember the classic cypher from Eminem and the Slaughterhouse gang a few years back at the BET Hip-Hop Awards? Well good news, the gang is about to do it all over again.
Eminem Shares "Shady XV" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
Back in August, Eminem confirmed that a new project entitled Shady XV would be dropping later this fall. He also revealed that it'd be a double record, with one disc functioning as a greatest hits collection, and the other as a compilation featuring new music from him, Yelawolf, D12, Slaughterhouse and Bad Meets Evil.
Samples Of The Week: September 4
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
Samples Of the Week: August 28
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". This week, we cover a wacky batch of samples from Action Bronson, Yelawolf and Travi$ Scott. This is the weirdest edition of Samples Of The Week yet.
Yelawolf To Wrap Up "LOVESTORY" LP This Month, Announces First Single
Yelawolf released both his Trunk Muzik Returns and Black Fall EP this year, but fans are still awaiting his sophomore album, LOVESTORY.