Yelawolf Blasts Post Malone As A Cultural Appropriator (Audio)
Over the last several weeks, Yelawolf has been on an absolute tear. In preparation for the release of his new album, TM3 (Trunk Muzik 3), he has been releasing freestyles every week to set the tone. Thus far, he has used them both as vehicles to show his skills are still razor sharp, and also as biting commentary on his views on the state of Rap music.
On his “Billy Goat” freestyle, Yela took aim at White rappers who he believes are not truly about the culture. “See, I got haters by the carpool / They say I changed, that’s because I got a jar full / You primates / Monkey-ass white boys, lyin’, fake / Oh, you a Hip-Hop Head?, b*tch, your first record was Kan-ye / You just on a blind date / You get dumped with the rest of ’em when this current trend is over with, I’ll still be on my way,” he rapped.
On “Elvis Messy” freestyle, the Gadsen, Alabama MC staked his claim on his status in Hip-Hop, boasting that he was the Muhammad Ali of Rap.
With “Bloody Sunday,” as the name suggests, Yela has released his most aggressive freestyle of the series, thus far. While Eminem seemingly took aim at the entire Rap industry with his 2018 Kamikaze album, there were some people that Yelawolf believed his Shady Records boss either missed or who needed further dressing down. Among those who get caught in Yela’s crossfire are G-Eazy and MGK.
Regarding G-Eazy, Yela raps “Never thought the culture that I loved would be this sleazy / His videos all look alike, no wonder they can’t see me / Is this the guy that said he was the hottest white boy/Since the one with dyed blonde hair, what the f*ck? Hold up, G… easy / I can’t let this Tom Cruise lookin’ motherfucker just paddle by / Don’t know if I’m watching Vanilla Ice or Vanilla Sky / Marshall Mathers may have ignored you / But if you want the smoke, bring the foil / I’ll boil you till the kettle’s dry.” MGK only gets half a bar in the last verse, but Yela makes it clear more is to come on TM3.
Perhaps the person who gets the most static, however, is Post Malone. Despite his Hip-Hop persona and close affiliation with Rap stars, Post stirred up a fair amount of controversy in 2017 by seemingly denigrating the culture from which he was benefiting. He infamously said “If you’re looking to think about life, don’t listen to Hip-Hop.”
After saying he was not going to go after the Grammy-winning “Rockstar,” Yela gives Post a thorough Alabama shaking. “Who else? I would diss Post Malone but he don’t even rap / F*ck it, f*ck Post Malone, just because, let’s see if he answers back / All that change, tits, and funk chill bill, and the cowboy boots and hats / Damn Postie, why can’t we be friends? Our clothes already match / Poser, biter, appropriation thief / Give a f*ck how many records you sold Every fan you made is a leaf off of my tree / Boy you’re my seed, another mullet in the gang with the teeth / I see I just picked a bone with Post Malone and did it all on a Beastside beat.”
By the sounds of his freestyles. Yelawolf plans to have as many bodies as he has beats in his trunk on TM3.