Yelawolf “Ball Of Flames: The Ballad Of Slick Rick E. Bobby” Mixtape Download & Stream
Yelawolf releases his Official Mixtape Ball Of Flames: The Ballad Of Slick Rick E. Bobby, Presented by Slumerican. The 11-track tape contains Features from B.O.B., Shawty Fatt, Sweet Waste and more.
Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known by his stage name Yelawolf, is an American hip hop recording artist from Gadsden, Alabama. He is currently signed to Shady Records, Interscope Records, and has since founded his own independent record label, Slumerican. From 2005 to 2010, Yelawolf released an independent debut studio album titled Creek Water in 2005, an extended play, and four mixtapes. The last of the four, titled Trunk Muzik, amassed a strong following for the rapper, eventually landing him a deal with Interscope Records, which re-released the mixtape as Trunk Muzik 0-60 later that year.
Yelawolf was born in Gadsden, Alabama but was frequently moving. His mother was only 15 when she gave birth to him. He is of Cherokee and White American descent. Yelawolf claims his mother was a “rockstar” who was constantly partying and under the influence of cocaine. Nashville, Tennessee was a big area of influence for Yelawolf because his mother would travel out there. Specifically, he spent much of his time in Antioch, Tennessee at Hickory Park Place off of Bell Rd. Yelawolf attended Carter Lawrence school in Nashville, Tennessee in which was surrounded by the projects. Yelawolf explains that “This is where Hip-Hop started making sense to him. That’s where Hip-Hop made sense culturally.”
Yelawolf was homeless at one point in his life living in Berkeley, California. He specifically spent most of his time at a park in Berkeley known as People’s Park. As they were sitting around homeless, people would come by to help out and offer them food such as cans of soups. He claims there was a defining moment in his life where he just snapped out of it and called his mother to hopefully return home to Alabama. Yelawolf claims his mother didn’t have much money, but because it was Christmas she purchased the ticket for his return home. Yelawolf then explains “That was the 20th of December. By January 1st I was in Seattle, Washington. I had went down to Alabama then out to Seattle, Washington to get on a boat to make money. And that’s pretty much where Yelawolf was born.”
Despite the improbable odds of being a successful White rapper out of Alabama, Yelawolf continues to defy expectations and win over diehard rap fans and artists alike. Listen to Ball Of Flames: The Ballad Of Slick Rick E. Bobby and then you will see why you should never sleep on Yelawolf. Follow on Twitter @Yelawolf @MedievalBeatz Buy Beats Online
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