Yelawolf - Down

  • Artist: Yelawolf
  • Track: Down
  • Producer: Conrad Clifton

Eminem is hip-hop's King Arthur, so that would make his Shady Records artist roster the Knights of the Round Table. Even though he's been fairly quiet, we can argue that Yelawolf is Shady's Lancelot, the most prominent knight in the circle of bosses. What makes Yela so promising is his ability to reinvent what's expected from southern rappers. If you watch his latest music video, Down, the videography looks like a concept that Tim McGraw would attempt. Trucker hats, police chase in a F-150 sitting on monster truck tires, and sweet country scenery, even Conrad Clifton's production is full of sounds that are foreign in hip-hop. Yet, Yelawolf is ripping it, blending the unfamiliar with his adored southern twang. Down, a song originally intended for his Love Story album, can be found on the Shady XV compilation. If this is the sonic direction that the Bama native is heading in, we're excited for more.