Wed. Mar 18, 2015

Yelawolf never stops moving. The very day he was born, his teenage mother strapped him into a stroller and rolled him around the mall. The first week of his life, she took him to house parties, and by the time he left high school, the family had roamed all over and he had attended 15 different schools. He lives in Nashville now but says constant motion is what really defines him.

Yelawolf’s unique rap/ rock sound evokes the state he was born in (Alabama) and sets him apart in the hip hop world. Since 2010’s Trunk Muzik, his career has been on the fast track. His appearance—the tattoos all over his body emoting a hipster vibe—and raps about Appalachian meth dealers, might’ve made him a novelty act; but his rapid-fire delivery and intense live show ensured no one considered him a joke. As Pitchfork marveled, “Yelawolf is a powerful new rap voice, one that draws from all over the map without sounding much like anyone else.” Interscope Records agreed and within three months, he had a major label deal. Later that year, the tape was re-released as Trunk Muzik 0-60, and Rolling Stone praised him as “an MC whose liquid flow breathes life into genre clichés.” In January 2011, he signed to Eminem’s Shady Records, and his second album under that label is expected later this year.

You can see Yelawolf on Mainstage, Skier’s Plaza from 4:00 – 5:30 on Saturday April 18th 
As a part of the Kokanee Freeride Club Series at Garfinkel’s on Sunday April 19th.
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