After Yelawolf‘s phenomenal freestyle performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, we were eager to see what his next step will be as a new artist on Shady Records. He certainly has rapping skills but can he make music for a new generation of hip-hoppers? His just-released track ‘Let’s Roll’ might grab the ears and hearts of his old and newfound fans.
On the Eminem-produced track, White Dog reflects on his southern upbringing in his beloved state of Alabama recalling the dope boys on the corner, big trucks, Talladega races and the Alabama slanguage.
“I’m just a kid that rocks / I’m just a boy with a dream / You bet it all with the last bill that I had hid in my socks / Used to keep a .22 in a shoebox / Now I bang Beretta’s, she’s 22 and I keep her in a tube top,” he raps.
Detroit rocker Kid Rock is on hook duties as he sings, “Yeah, I’m throwed off / Ain’t about the money I’ma blow it off / I made my own lane, let’s roll, lets roll.”
Some might find ‘Let’s Roll’ too corny for a roughneck hillbilly like Yelawolf, but we appreciate his sentimentality and his hometown pride. Overall, the beat hits harder than the Crimson Tide football team he proudly raps about on the song.
Yelawolf’s new LP ‘Radioactive’ will arrive in stores on Nov. 21.
Listen to Yelawolf, ‘Let’s Roll’ Feat. Kid Rock