Entangled between a dream and a coma.
I’m not ashamed of anything that I’ve done because when I did it, I was passionate about it and I was doing it for a reason.
Yeah, I have animosity, a chip on my shoulder. But I love, too.
I can tell you that when you’re willing to give your life up to see a dream through, the reward is great.
Sometimes I want to party, sometimes I want to fight and sometimes I want to cry.
I don’t go to clubs and throw money and pop bottles. That’s not my thing, no disrespect.
Name Yellow Wolf comes from life experiences. Yellow is the color of the sun – its power, fire, and hunger. Wolf represents my fierceness and ability to survive.
Anyone can relate to struggle, whether you’re European or Asian. Anyone can relate to having to get up and go to work and eat.
I’m never scared what people are gonna think about music that I make.
I don’t sit under the tattoo gun unless I’m sold on it completely and it will define me as a person.
This is hip-hop. If you’ve got something you want to rap about, just rap about it, man.
For real, some of my favorite music is Mexican. It’s something about the bassline and the drumming. I can’t even speak Spanish, but that’s probably why I like it so much.
I just want to make a classic. Classic is the standard. I’m just trying to make music that will last a lifetime.
Hip-hop is the only music in the world where you can take any instrument and make it hip hop. It’s anybody’s music. It’s what you make of it. That’s for anything you do in life.
Everybody needs a release. Sometimes people mosh at my shows. That inspired me to make records to get the people more crunk. People need a release and I enjoy being an artist that can do that for people.
Skateboarding is a part of Hip-Hop culture. I think it’s the fifth element of Hip-Hop – emceeing, deejaying, b-boying, graffiti, and skateboarding. Skateboarders live and die on the streets. It’s expression – it’s everything that Hip-Hop is.
Yela represents hunger, life, light, fire, power. Wolf speaks to my fighting spirit. The soul I put in my music.
I think any artist that’s going to become anything in this world faces humility: with great humility comes great success.
Fans are all I care about – to be honest. If they stop coming to the shows, then I will get worried.
How many ya’ll parents smoke weed? My momma still grows illegal weed in Alabama.
There’s no real outlet for making Hip-Hop in Alabama. You need to travel to get heard. You really need to be working though. You need to be going at it every day and getting yourself seen, getting yourself out there on the road, doing shows, making music. It’s all about being on your grind.
Where I’m from is like ‘Hustle Flow’ versus ‘8 Mile.’ It’s that really grimy, box-Chevy, dope-boy, working-class music.
Most of my albums have a concept. They all have some kind of theme, some kind of feeling. I really take pride in that.
You don’t want to get stuck with a record that you’ve done with someone that you feel obligated to put out – that’s not really dope, just because you made an effort to get together and work.
Just because a rapper is white, I don’t feel the need to attack them.