Published Oct 05, 2010Earlier this year, Alabama rap hero Yelawolf inked a deal with Interscope Records. The news came after the rapper, born Michael Wayne Atha, had made major waves with his Trunk Muzik mixtape. Now, he's announced that he will kick off his Interscope career with two albums and another mixtape.
According to AllHipHop, Yelawolf is planning to drop his major label debut with Trunk Muzik: 0-60 in November. From there, he will release another proper album called Radioactive in March. As if that weren't enough content, Yela will be pairing up with fellow 2010 breakout Big K.R.I.T. for a mixtape called Trunk Muzik Wuz Here: Country Cu$$inz, although a release date for that is unclear.
Yela also took time to explain how he maintains his artistic credibility despite the commercial pressures that come from major labels. "I don't do shit that I don't want to do," he told AllHipHop. "You can't make me. It's impossible, I'm too fucking stubborn. I let my team deal with that in-between, creative talk. But I get it. I'm not up there to do music that people don't understand. I'm up there to do music the world understands. I didn't join a major label to be an underground artist."
In addition to the flurry of new material, Yelawolf is currently in the middle of a North American tour with Wiz Khalifa. The run of dates includes one more Canadian stop in Vancouver on October 14. All shows are available below.
10/5 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10/6 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
10/7 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10/8 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
10/9 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
10/10 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
10/12 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
10/14 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
10/15 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
10/16 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
10/17 Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University
10/19 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
10/20 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
10/21 Los Angeles, CA - Music Box at the Fonda
10/26 Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theater
10/27 Scottsdale, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale
10/28 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
10/29 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10/30 Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative
10/31 Houston, TX - House of Blues
11/2 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11/4 Orlando, FL - Club at Firestone
11/5 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
11/6 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade