YelaWolf hits up Town Ballroom on Wednesday
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • October 29, 2012 @ 10:07am
If you’re not feeling another costume party this Halloween, we’ve got the show for you.
According to his bio,
Born Michael Wayne Atha to an absentee father and a bartender mother, he attended over 15 schools while soaking up slang and spiritualism in Baton Rouge, Antioch, Tennessee, and Atlanta. While trying to stay afloat in a turbulent home life addled by drug and alcohol abuse, he discovered rap music in Tennessee and it soon became an obsession, along with the classic rock (Lynard Skynard, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers) that he was raised on.
After an appearance on Missy Elliott’s “Road to Stardom,” YelaWolf signed to Eminem’s Shady Records in 2011 and has been acclaimed as one of the best new rappers of that year.
“I can go any direction – arena rap or even the bluegrass hip-hop shit. I would never sign myself down to any style,” Yelawolf said. “I’m always gonna have the darker edgy music - it is always in my pocket because it comes so natural to me. You’ll never stop getting records like “Pop the Trunk” or “Good to Go” - the crunk south stuff. It will always be a part of what I do in some way. But I plan on evolving. You have to. I’m out to make long lasting records.”
You can catch Yelawolf along with Rittzr, Trouble Andrew and DJ Vara at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Town Ballroom. Tickets are $21 in advance, $25 the day of the show and can be purchased through Tickets.com.
Photo courtesy of Facebook.