Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 1:44 pm
Yelawolf stopped by Seattle’s KUBE 93.3 to promote his latest project, Trunk Muzik 0-60, and talk about Wiz Khalifa’s Waken Baken Tour. While there, the interviewer posed the question, “is this your first time in Seattle?” to which Yela responded, “nah, I was actually in Seattle in 2000, homeless.” Wolf went on to explain that he and his friend took a bus out to Seattle with the plan of taking a boat to Alaska to work in the fishing industry, but ended up living on the streets for a few weeks. Wolf told the radio host that when he was younger, he lived a “real rock star lifestyle” and would hustle and work odd jobs to get by. He said his worst job was at the Hundred Wing Café in Marietta, Georgia. Why was it so terrible? Because Yelawolf used to do peyote before going to work, where he was asked to customize wing orders with a hundred different sauces…and pretty often people would use all one-hundred sauces, which makes completing the order confusing, especially when you’re tripping face (plus he would clean dishes until 4 AM). His second worst job – handing out promotional items for Pepto Bismol at Gay Fest in Seattle.
In the interview, Yelawolf also touched on how he got into the rap game. When he lived on the streets of California in 2007, someone informed him of a rap festival hosted by Def Jam. He said that he walked up to a tour bus and struck up a conversation with a representative. Based on his personality, he was invited to come to a studio and record; and as they say, the rest is history. The rest of the interview is entertaining and Yelawolf discusses living in a trailer park, Devin The Dude, the origins of his style, and being a huge fan of Chevys.
Yelawolf Interview Part 1
Yelawolf Interview Part 2
Also check out this cool viral video of Wolf showing off his glamorous hometown of Gadsden, Alabama.