Yelawolf is day two of XXL’s Freshmen freestyles. Just like his presence on “2.0 Boys,” He goes hard here too.

    “I feel like I flunked for, like, five years to be here to become a Freshman. It’s dope. I feel like I’m a senior in a freshman class, but I’m honored to be a part of this crew. I just continue to do what I’ve been doing…just making music that makes sense for me and for my crew and doesn’t stop. What got me here is just being me. [The night before the cover shoot], I was in Colorado to do the X Games, so for the past two days, I’ve been going nonstop. Had my show in Aspen last night. We rocked that and finished at 1 a.m., and we drove to Denver and made a connection flight. I’m just hustling. I’m here with no sleep, and that’s the life that I chose. Just happy to be a part of this, man.

    XXL is definitely a magazine that I had hopes of getting in. I wanted to be on the cover of it, definitely on the top of my list of magazines that I wanted to be on the cover of. I never knew how it was going to happen. Making history by being the first artist ever to be on it twice in a row. That’s crazy. So I keep my head down and just stay focused, and hungry and working. I work like I don’t have shit. Just going hard. Just busy man, I haven’t touched down since the Freshmen shoot. Prior to doing the shoot it was the same thing. I was in Vegas for the past two days— I did a show two nights in a row. I’m here in L.A. today for a video shoot. I fly out tonight to go back to Atlanta. From Atlanta to Nashville, Nashville to Chattanooga. I’m just moving, man, just busy— and thankful to be busy.

Read more about his perspective on getting on the cover.

Check out Kendrick’s freestyle too.