Yelawolf Reworks Jimi Hendrix As A Modern Man’s Voodoo Chile (Audio)
Yelawolf’s freestyle diggin’ in the Classic Rock continues. This time, the pride of Gadsden, Alabama salutes the pride of Seattle, Washington.
Catfish Billy goes down to some old Electric Blues, sketching out lyrics about some evil tendencies on the mic, covering the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 1968 Electric Ladyland album single, “Voodoo Chile.” At nearly six minutes, Yela’s freestyle pales in comparison the 15:00 version that Jimi famously laid down in the notoriously musing New York City studios that have been used by Kanye West, Yasiin Bey, and Jay Z at various times.
Yelawolf kicks some bayou imagery for the song that evokes out of body experiences akin to religious awakenings.