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Yelawolf yowls on Interscope

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The saying "write about what you know" is a manifesto for tatted rapper Yelawolf. His evocative tales of meth and guns are gritty ruminations on a day in the life of a Southern miscreant. With a hyper flow, Yela spent years grinding away in Atlanta's underground hip-hop scene. After a botched deal with Columbia several years ago, he kept at it and landed a deal with Interscope, followed by breakout collabs with Raekwon, Big Boi and Gucci Mane, and his major label preview: Trunk Muzik: 0-60.

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