In the new issue, Em and 31-year-old Yela rattle off their lighthearted nicknames for each other — for the record: White Sheep, Beige Dog and Cracker Nuts — with regards to being white rappers in game that’s predominantly dominated by black artists.
Yelawolf, whose real name is Michael Atha, then discusses his personal avoidance of using the N word in his lyrics: “[In Alabama] we have a dark history concerning the relationship between black and white people. I’m not a role model by any means, but if I said it around the house I got popped in the mouth.”
Those who pick up the issue will also get a very detailed history of the up-and-coming rapper’s drug use.
Radioactive, Yelawolf’s debut LP for Shady, will join the holiday shopping fray this Monday (November 21), when it will go toe-to-toe with Rihanna’s much-anticipated sixth album Talk That Talk.
Guests on Yela’s LP include Eminem (naturally), Lil Jon, Mystikal, Kid Rock and Fefe Dobson.